System administrators and other computer users may come across a situation where they want to open an OST file without making a connection with MS Exchange Server. But, there is no such tool provided by Microsoft using which one can open that OST file successfully.
Kernel for OST Viewer is standalone utility that can open an .OST file without establishing a connection with MS Exchange Server. The software scans the .OST file and displays its all contents such as Emails, Contacts, Notes, Calendar Items, and so on in their respective folders.
The software provides an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand, self-descriptive, user-friendly, interactive GUI that helps in opening .OST files much easier. When the software is launched, the "Select Source OST File" dialog box appears and prompts to browse the .OST file that one wants to open. Then, select the .OST file and click the OK button. After clicking OK button, the utility starts scanning the selected file. On the successful completion of the scanning procedure, the software displays the email items in a tree-like structure in the left panel. User can navigate through the folders listed in the left panel to let him view the desired Emails, Contacts, Calendar Items, Sent Items, and so on.
The software Kernel for OST Viewer has a limitation that it does not convert an .OST file to .PST file and also does not allows users to save the Email items. However, if one wants to convert .OST file to .PST file, use Kernel for OST to PST tool, which helps in converting the .OST files into .PST files and allows users to save the .PST file at a desired location.
Kernel OST Viewer supports all available versions of MS Outlook, that is, MS Outlook 97/2000/XP/2003/2007/2010, Outlook Express 4.0 and above, and MS Exchange Server 5.0/5.5/2000/2003/2007/2010. The software can be installed on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 Operating Systems for opening the .OST files.