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OST Converter to Export Outlook Offline Exchange Server OST to PST

by Jody Jackson CubexSoft - Software For One and For All

Both MS Exchange Server and Outlook are widely used by users all over the world that facilitates inter-organization email interaction in organization. More than 80% of the companies globally depends on internet emailing system to stay linked and to exchange vital messages. Two primary file types that are supported by MS Exchange Server and Outlook are OST file and PST file. And nowadays there are many users who wants OST to PST, let us understand, why?

OST – Offline Storage Table

OST file stands for Offline Storage Table, an offline folder which is created when Outlook is connected with Exchange Server that keeps the copies of all entities that are present in Exchange Server. In other words, OST files can be recognized as the local copy of Exchange mailbox. These files includes all data components and Exchange Server data. The OST files gets generated when emails are sent to user’s mailbox of Outlook. As OST allows to work even when there is no internet connection or Exchange Server and when connection is made, OST folders quickly synchronized itself with mailbox of Exchange Server.

PST – Personal Storage Table

PST file stands for Personal Storage Table, also known as personal files and these are not generated by MS Exchange Server or Outlook. Instead, these can be manually created by users who wants to keep their personal emails and other data such as contacts, notes, calendar, journals etc. Such folders can be saved at any location on the system, thus one can always have PST file backup on the computer. In Outlook 2002, PST folder can possesses data up to 2 GB but with new versions, space extended and now the latest Outlook versions can save up to 10 time of this limit.

One can transfer PST folder from one system to another and at any time, if it becomes inaccessible or unstable it can be fixed and repaired easily with the help of Scanpst.exe utility.

How to Move Exchange OST Files to PST?

Before going to the how part, let us just understand why to perform OST to PST migration.

  • If you are facing data loss from Exchange Server, the damage can be controlled by transferring OST files to PST.
  • If Exchange Server crashes due to some reason such as software failure, virus attack or power failure, then OST files can be moved to PST format and recover the data.
  • When Exchange Server is under maintenance and you are looking forward to access the main items, then it can be performed by migrating OST files to PST.

OST to PST Conversion

There are multiple ways to move OST file to PST – one is manual and other one is third party OST Converter.

Manual Method

Follow the steps to convert OST to PST:

  1.  Open MS Outlook on the system.
  2. Go to File, select Import and Export option.
  3. Choose Export to a file option and press Next.
  4. Select the required file you need to create. Here, we are transferring OST file to PST, so select “Personal Folder File (.pst) and click Next. 
  5. Choose destination path to save PST file and select the option “Allow Duplicate Items to be Created” and click Finish.
  6. You will be asked to verify the login details i.e. username and password. Enter the desired information in corresponding boxes and click OK.

Automated Export Solution – OST to PST Converter

If users do not want to export files in a manual way, you can try OST Converter Tool. A remarkable application that helps in performing the process accurately. Many conversion utilities are available in the online market, but one of the reliable and secure application that you can use is OST to PST Converter.

The software enables hassle-free batch migration of OST files to PST. The application works amazingly and provides precise outcome in every situation without losing a single data. It supports all Outlook editions including Outlook 2019. Also helps in converting corrupted OST files to PST without trouble. One can grab the free edition of the software and check the functioning by exporting 20 OST files to PST free of cost.


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Created on Feb 22nd 2019 04:59. Viewed 80 times.

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