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Free Methods to Convert OST to PST Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019

What are the OST and PST files?

OST and PST both are Outlook data files. An OST file is similar to a web-mail data file. E-mail account types such as IMAP account, MAPI account Exchange Account creates an OST file to save data when configured in Outlook. A PST file is an Outlook data file that supports saving data locally on the computer.

Why do we need to convert OST to PST Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019?

There are many reasons when we need to convert OST file to PST file like:-

  • When OST file has become unbearable due to sudden power cut
  • Due to some virus issue in your computer OST file becomes corrupted
  • If there is a slow internet connection and to access OST file database in offline mode, user has to convert OST into PST file type

There are two types of methods are available to convert OST file to PST. The first is the Manual method, and the second is using a third-party tool like SysInspire OST Converter Software.

What is the manual method to convert OST to PST 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019?

There are different methods available for converting OST file to PST file are:

First, learn about Import and Export method:

  1. Firstly, launch the Microsoft outlook.
  2. Then click the File menu and select Import and Export option.
  3. Click on Export to a file and after that click Next button.
  4. Click Outlook data file (.pst) and then click Next to proceed.
  5. Select the mailbox to export from the OST file (you can also select the subfolder from OST).
  6. At the last, Browse and select the target folder where you want to save your new pst file and press the Finish button.

Second, learn about Drag and Drop method:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook and create a new PST File in the Outlook profile.
  2. Select and drag all the mailbox folders from OST to the newly created PST file.

Third, learn about Archive method:

  1. Firstly, open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click on the File and Archive it.
  3. At the last, choose your File to archive, and after that Browse the location to save the archive file.
  4. After completing this process, click on Finish.

What are the problems occurring when you using the Manual method?

  • Only technical people can use these manual methods.
  • In the manual method, there is no surety for the complete conversion of OST file.
  • It is a time taking process.
  • In the manual method, you always need one reserve person for making the conversion.

Best Method to Convert OST to PST Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019

SysInpire OST to PST Converter Software is certified with the great User Experience Award. It is 100% safe and secure tool to perform conversion and recovery task of OST, PST, and NSF file within a single click. This conversion utility facilitates users to easily export emails, contacts, tasks, notes, and other items from OST file to a new working file format like- PST, EML, EMLX, MSG, Office 365, and more


In the above blog, you will understand the methods to convert OST to PST file. Free methods can be an option to convert OST but the best option for OST to PST conversion is using a third-party tool. The OST Converter is a reliable program, for non-technical persons who want to make the conversion of OST in less time and with full security.

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