How to Convert Ost File to Pst File?
Most of us who use MS Outlook email client to access our emails are familiar with .ost files. The .ost files or offline storage files are created when you work in offline mode in MS Outlook, provided that your MS Outlook account is synchronized with MS Exchange Server. These files are created either when you manually choose to work in offline mode in MS Outlook or when you lose your internet connection due to network related issues. The purpose of creating .ost files is to prevent any loss of data while working offline.
However, the.ost files that save your offline data cannot be accessed by using MS Outlook. To access your offline data that is stored in an .ost file, you will need to convert the .ost file to a .pst file.
If you are an Exchange administrator, you might have several times encountered client requests to restore their offline data. The solution to such requests can be provided by converting the .ost files associated with client accounts to .pst files. In some instances the .ost files can be converted to .pst files either by changing the file extension from .ost to .pst, or by using the default ost2pst.exe tool. However, these contemporary methods often fail if the .ost file that you want to convert becomes corrupt. Also, at times, using inappropriate techniques for converting .ost files to .pst files may lead to loss of data using the conversion process. Moreover, if you want to convert a large sized .ost files to .pst files, the default .ost to .pst conversion tool may not work.
Kernel for OST to PST is one tool that helps you convert .ost files to .pst files while keeping all your data stored in the .ost file safe. I tried using Kernel for OST to PST for converting very large sized .ost files to .pst files and found that the files were converted with ease and without any data loss. The tool enables you to preview the contents of an .ost file to ensure that your data is secure before converting the file to .pst file format. Quite amazingly, software to perform OST to PST transfers even the permanently deleted mails stored in the .ost files to .pst files. I would suggest you to use Kernel for OST to PST to convert your .ost files to .pst files if you want all your data secure.
Author: Neha Gupta