A Brief About OST to PST File Converter

Microsoft Outlook is a prevalent email-client application, launched by Microsoft and act as a personal data manager that is specially designed to stay connected with users and enterprises for e-communication purposes universally. MS Outlook is a highly-reciprocative program that manages your emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, note taking, journals, and other necessary items on a mail server, or on your computer system, or both. MS Outlook stores data items into OST and PST file formats. You can easily download MS Outlook free trial version to check its advanced features and amazing functionalities.

Today, online exchange of information like emails, attachments, multimedia, etc. are mostly done by MS Outlook application as it has user-friendly interface and act as a stand-alone application. The plus point of this platform is that it can fluently work with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server for numerous users in an association like SharePoint lists, shared mailboxes, exchange public folders, calendars, and meetings. Let's talk about the two major file formats i.e. OST and PST in brief before discussing on how to convert OST to PST in Outlook 2016, 2013,2010 and its below version.


What is OST and PST files in Outlook?

Exchange OST Files: MS Outlook stores Offline Outlook Data File ( or OST) format for synchronization with Exchange Server. It contains the essential data that can be easily accessed online and offline too. You can work offline because of its top-notch synchronization provided by OST files that fluently gets synchronized with the server data even if the MS Exchange Server is not connected. Ordinarily, when you utilize a Microsoft Exchange Server account, your email messages, schedule, and different items are conveyed to and saved on the server. The OST document is synchronized with the Exchange PC when a connection is accessible.

Outlook PST Files: Personal Storage Table( or PST) contains your email messages and other Outlook items and save it on your computer system. It helps to move or copy emails, attachments, and other items from your Mail server account to your computer. Home clients normally use an Internet service provider (ISP) to get linked over the Internet. The ISP additionally offers at least one email accounts. The most widely recognized sorts of accounts are mentioned to by their web protocol names — POP3 and IMAP. Another kind of account is an HTTP or online account that works like IMAP email accounts. Each of the three account sorts utilizes a PST document.


Why do we need to Convert OST to PST in Outlook?

There are so many reasons that enforce users to convert offline OST files to Outlook PST. Few of them are mention below:

  • Sudden Exchange Server Crash: You may face Exchange server crash due to virus attack, power supply failure, corrupt software, etc. Once your server gets crashed, then you may unable to get connected to MS Exchange server.
  • Pop-ups OST Files Errors: As we all know, the mailboxes that stores various data items in OST files, work after synchronization with MS Exchange Server. Unfortunately, due to some issues, OST files may get corrupted and the error message starts popping up on your screen to notify that your OST files can't be accessible. So, to open and view the corrupt OST mail items, you require to convert OST files to PST format.
  • Job Switching: When users left their old employer, they tries to forward all the OST files on their another account. But, they forget to realize that their all files are synchronized with Microsoft Exchange Server and can't be accessed from another account. To access the OST files on the another account, firstly you need to export OST file to Outlook PST format.
  • Corruption of OST Files: MS Outlook offers a facility in OST files that it can be view and edit online as well as offline. But sometimes, Offline OST files may get corrupted due to abnormal termination, server breakdown, lack of storage space etc.

How to fix corrupt OST files in Outlook?

The OST files get corrupted or damaged by the cause of certain technical or human errors. Then no need to be worried! Still, you can recover corrupt OST files without any time delay by using our powerful software i.e. Free OST File recovery tool which is also available on our official website. For this, choose your damaged OST file and select a recovery mode i.e. Standard, Advanced, or Deep. The software will detect all data items saved in your exchange OST file like emails, task, contacts, calendars, task, and much more. Once the recovery step is done, you can save your repaired OST file in Outlook PST, DBX, MBOX, and MSG.

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NOTE: Similarly, if you just want to repair damaged PST file, then use PST File repair tool that proficiently fixes all the corrupt Outlook PST files without affecting data originality.


How to convert OST file to PST in Outlook?

To export OST file to PST in Outlook (manually) with our OST to PST Converter then, follow the steps of process in detail:

  • Firstly you need to select all the OST file that you want to convert into PST format.
  • Once the file selection process is done, then choose a recovery mode i.e. Standard, Advanced, or Deep, If your OST files are corrupted.
  • Now, the scanning process will begin in which your entire OST file data like emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, distribution group, etc will get detected. The best part of using this tool is that you can also repair corrupt OST files before converting them into PST format that means if any OST email is corrupted, it will get repaired within few seconds.
  • In this step, choose any mailbox folder to migrate OST files to Outlook PST files.
  • Select the path location to save converted emails. You can also save your OST file into different file formats like PST, MSG, EML, MSG, DBX, and MBOX swiftly. To make file conversion process easier, you can select a date parameter by mentioning the date, month, & year in start date and end date box.

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How to use Date Range feature in OST to PST Converter?

Regular exchange of files by using an email account, multiple files gets added in our database in which some would be important data items like emails, contacts, calendars, and tasks and few are not useful. It consumes a lot of time, if we select one file at a time for the exchange OST to PST conversion. Therefore, to save that extra time, specify the date parameter before exporting OST to PST files.

  • Include Specific Data: To save only desired date range, tick mark on the "Save between selected date range option".
  • Exclude Specific Data: If you want to save all other files except mentioned date range files, then tick mark on "Do not save between date range"
  • To Add & Remove: To edit or modify date range, select "Add Date Range" or "Remove Date Range" that is visible at the right side.

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Why to choose SysInfoTools OST to PST converter?

  • Exports entire OST data items like emails, tasks, contacts, calendars, and much more.
  • Date Range facility reduces extra research effort for selective exchange OST files to Outlook PST conversion.
  • Available with the lowest footprint of exe files for free recovery and fast conversion.
  • Facilitates to save converted OST file into PST, DBX, MBOX, and MSG.
  • Highly consistent with Windows 10, MS Outlook 2016 and its below versions.