August 8th, 2019
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If you are an Outlook user then I am quite sure you must be aware of OST and PST file formats but fewer users know about NST file format of MS Outlook. They have only one question in their mind that What is an NST file format? Well, in this blog I’ll tell you about NST file and where are they located. I would be also covering the creation of an NST file and how to open NST file in Outlook.
NST is basically an extension of Outlook file which is stored on the local machine whenever a user configures Office 365 in Outlook. MS Outlook Synchronizes the local copy of Office 365 and stores it on the PC in a group storage table also known as GST files. The reason for creating the GST file is to allow the user to work in an offline mode on Office 365 as OST works for MS Outlook. In order to clear your facts, both these files OST and GST are stored in the same folder.
Outlook Slider manages and controls the data synchronized in the GST file with .nst extension. The NST files usually stores conversations in groups and calendars whereas the OST file stores mailbox items and other folders into it. Whenever a user accesses IBM Lotus Notes using Outlook Connector then it creates NST files on the local machine.
The NST files are created automatically whenever you configure Office 365 to Outlook because all the cached data of Office 365 is stored in NST file format.
As I have told you earlier that NST files are the cached offline files of Office 365 and therefore they are always in an unreadable form. In order to view NST files in Outlook, you need to convert it into PST and then import PST file in Outlook.
Once you save the OST file as PST, you can import it into your Outlook account and ultimately open NST file in Outlook without losing a single data.
Now, you know that there is one more file format of MS Outlook known as NST file format. OST and PST are known to file formats but very few people are aware of NST file format. I hope you have got the answer to your question that what is an NST file format and How to Open NST File in Outlook. You have also learned how to Create and locate the NST file. If one wants to open NST file in Outlook then he can do so with the help of simple steps. I hope you gained sound knowledge about NST file from this article.