“Please help me. Since 2-3 days whenever I tried to open OST file; an error stating ‘OST file cannot be opened’ appearing on my screen. Because of this error message, I lost access from mailbox items, contact details, calendar elements, journals and also many Outlook objects in both offline and online mode. Later on, I searched for solution and came to know that OST file can be accessible if I successfully convert it into PST.”
Need of OST to PST conversion:
Updating OS and switching to system on which Outlook is configured are two major cases where converting OST to PST is important. By converting OST file into PST your data can be migrated easily from one to another end. Additionally, if the OST file is corrupted, you can instantly turn it into an accessible PST file without causing any disruption in Outlook.
Is manually converting OST to PST possible?
Yes, of course it is possible. In order to start conversion, follow below listed steps:
Step 1>> Select Account Settings -> Email account -> More settings -> Advanced tab -> select Use Cached Exchange
Step 2>> Go to Offline Folder File Settings -> Browse to .OST file then restart Outlook. Open your OST file
Step 3>> Now, click on File menu -> Choose ‘Import and Export’ option -> Export to a file -> .pst file
Accomplishing conversion of OST to PST manually is little risky process at times. Though a manual process seem easy and trouble-free, any interruptions during the process could lead to terrible results such as OST file loss or data loss. So make sure you take proper backup before starting it.
However, there are also some applications, on which Backup and many other options will be as in-built feature. There is no disadvantage of doing it manually but taking help of third-party tool can make OST to PST conversion procedure simpler and hurdle-free. To export OST to PST, you need Windows OS latest versions (Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008).
Third-party OST to PST conversion tool:
Yodot Outlook OST to PST Converter is one such tool. It converts corresponding OST file into healthy PST file; thereby give access to your valuable mailbox folders, contacts, reminders, tasks, notes and so on. Read further lines if you want to give a try to this application.
Steps for converting OST to PST with aid of above tool:
Download this application here and install on your Windows computer >> Once installation gets completed, a shortcut icon on Windows desktop or Start menu will appear>> Launch this utility with double click on shortcut icon and follow instructions coming on main screen >> From main screen, choose “Open OST File” option if you know the location of OST file or “Find OST File” if you not aware where it is located >> After Outlook OST file selection, specify destination path where you want your converted OST file i.e. PST to be saved >> Then hit on “Convert” button and wait for completion of scanning process >> Once Outlook OST file conversion finishes, a message pops-up stating that the conversion process is completed successfully