Converting OST to PST

An OST (Offline Storage Table) file is an Outlook data file which is available when you have configured Microsoft Exchange Server in your computer. When users uses OST file then it becomes possible for users to work even in offline mode, and when the network connection is available then by synchronization process the changes (such as removing mails, saving mails in drafts, editing mails etc.) gets applied to the OST file. So an offline storage file is not intact always as this file frequently gets synchronized with Exchange Server, thus an OST file is replica of Exchange Server’s mailbox. However these configurations are well suited for some environment but at the same time it cannot be used in certain situations. Therefore at times it becomes necessary to convert OST file to PST (Personal Storage Table) file, and the crucial stage where it becomes mandatory is when the Offline file is damaged or corrupted. Henceforth to convert an offline file you can make use Remo Convert OST to PST tool which is effective in performing conversion.

Situations where you need to convert Offline Storage File into PST file

  • OST file make use of ScanOST.exe tool which is also referred as OST Integrity Check Tool, this tool is used for syncing data between OST file and Exchange Server mailbox. Thus while synchronization there are chances that the sync may result incomplete due to which the OST file may get corrupted
  • An OST file is vulnerable to virus thus in case if your computer is severely infected by harmful virus then it is obvious that the file will be infected. Therefore in this situation the whole file get messes up and result in corruption. Therefore in order to accomplish the conversion task there are many tools which are available but converting OST into PST using this utility is much easier
  • Subsequently an Inbox Repair Tool which is also referred as ScanPST.exe can fix issues related to both data files of Outlook. Thus at times you may be fortunate that the tool may fix the issues but most of times it is observed that ScanPST.exe fails to fix issues of PST or OST file, this is because the tool cannot handle major issues and moreover while repairing the file it directly modify the file itself. Therefore if there is any interruption in between the process of repair then the partially modified OST file will result in corruption
  • Whenever you open Outlook then there will be some background process which gets initiated, thus in case if you terminate Outlook program incorrectly then these background processes don’t get ended up correctly. Therefore in this situation if you perform force shutdown then there are chances that the OST file will get damaged
  • At times you may get errors such as “The operation failed due to a registry or installation problem. Restart Outlook and try again. If the problem persists, please reinstall” and “Your offline folder file could not be configured.\\ComputerName\FolderName\Outlook.ost”. these kind of errors can cause huge damage to your data files associated with Outlook

Apart from the above mentioned scenarios there are many others situations by which you can come across OST file corruption, thus in this situation there will be necessity for converting OST to PST so that you can get back your important mails without any difficulty.

Benefits of using Remo Convert OST to PST

  • Can be easily installed as it consumes very less amount of space in your computer, moreover the tool is very easy to use which makes the process of conversion very easier
  • Conversion task can get completed with just few click of mouse; this is because the graphical user interfaces provided by the tool are simple and straight forward
  • If user does not have any knowledge about conversion of offline storage table into personal storage table, then by using this tool a user can make the task of conversion very easier
  • Supports conversion of OST file that is created by Microsoft Exchange 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010
  • Remo Convert OST to PST is compatible with various versions of Windows such as Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
  • While converting OST file to personal storage file the tool ensures that the original file remain intact, so that if there are any interruptions like sudden shutdown etc. should not make the Offline storage file corrupt
  • If in case any user feels difficult in performing conversion then the user can easily take assistance from professionals who can support any time round the clock
  • You can even convert offline storage files that are encrypted or password protected
  • Apart from damaged offline file you can also convert a healthy offline file if you desire to do so