OST a.k.a. Offline Storage Table is an offline folder file in MS Outlook. It enables offline mode in Outlook and allows the user to make and save changes in offline mode and synchronize it with Exchange later. It becomes beneficial in cases where you have limited or no connectivity. OST files can be identified by the .ost format, with the help of this the user can work with their offline inbox and outbox locally. These changes are reflected only once the system is connected to the internet.
Although having OST is very beneficial for a user, but many times people want to disable an OST due to lack of requirement or any other possible reason. Here is how you can disable OST files:
If your offline working mode is enabled, and if your Outlook settings are set to prompt you whether you want to work online or offline. To change this, follow the below process.
It may sometimes happen that you do not intend to delete OST files, but you unknowingly or accidentally do it anyways. Well, in that case, I would suggest you install Kernel for OST to PST Converter tool in your system. The software not only recovers all the deleted OST data but also restores missing or deleted Exchange mailboxes. After the restoring process, the software provides you the preview of the data.
OST files play an important role in MS Outlook serving as the medium of work when there is no internet. In this blog, we have discussed that is how you can disable OST if you do not require them anymore. But, if you do not want them ever, then you can permanently delete them at once. But if you're going to recover any removed or lost data, then OST to PST conversion tool is the best resort.