Last updated: April 29th, 2021 at 10:47 am
It is a complete depth guide about giving the solution to migrate Outlook OST to PST. By reading this blog post you will be able to repair and convert OST file to PST.
If the MS Outlook is in offline mode then all the changes made by the users get saved in the OST format. And these changes will get saved in the Exchange server when the connection comes back.
Users can not access the data of OST directly in MS Outlook. For this they need to convert OST file to PST.
So in this blog post I am going to share with you various techniques that will help you to migrate OST to PST. So lets get started.
Reasons to Convert OST File
So following are the some basics reasons for doing conversion of OST file:-
- Requirement to take the backup of Exchange mailboxes
- EDB file got corrupt due to server crash, power outage and the users need their emails instant
- Exchange Server under maintenance
- The user of the Exchange needs to rebuild his OST file, but there is some data in the OST file that has not been saved.
Now it’s time to know the steps to export OST to PST. But keep in mind the below manual steps can even damage your database stored in the OST file.
Method 1. Using Import/ Export Utility
- Start the MS Outlook application
- Visit the file section
- Now tap Open & Export and choose given Import & Export option
- Now under the Import & Export wizard select export to a file tab and tap next
- Then select Outlook data file (.pst)
- Tap on the next
- Choose the needed folder that you like to convert
- Browse the location where you want to save the PST file.
Method 2. Use ‘Archiving’ Feature
By enabling the archiving feature the emails will start saving automatically in the PST format. Lets follow the below steps to know how to do it:-
- Start the Microsoft Outlook application
- Visit the file section
- Tap on the options
- Click on the advanced and tap Auto Archive settings
- In last select the location to save the archived file.
Limitation of the above Manual methods
- Manual Method not support the conversion of corrupted OST file
- Tricky and time consuming process
- High chances of data loss
- Technical knowledge is mandatory to run the manual method
Migrate Outlook OST to PST using Automated Software
You can use this advanced SysInspire Free OST to PST Converter software to beat the limitation of the manual approach. This tool working procedure is very simple because of its user-friendly interface. By using this tool you can convert OST file into multiple formats such as PST, EML, MSG, MBOX, HTML, VCF, CSV, and Office 365 account.
Advanced Features of the Software
- Capable to restore unlimited elements of Exchange mailbox such as emails, contacts, calendars etc
- There is no limitation on the size of the OST file to convert
- Keeps the folder hierarchy even after making OST to PST Conversion
- Export OST contacts into PST, VCF, MSG etc
- Provides a live preview of items before making the conversion
- Auto-scanning feature to automatically detect the location of OST file and fix all there errors
The blog listed the various methods to Migrate Outlook OST to PST like import/export, archiving and using automated tool. If you facing any difficulty while using the manual method or don’t want to loss the data then you should go with SysInspire OST to PST converter. I hope this blog helps you to fix your issue.
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