Select the required item types and convert specific items only.
Date wise filtering of mailbox data.
Provide PST splitting specifications and prefix information.
Specify the location to save the PST File.
Successful conversion of OST files
Outlook Express (DBX)options for saving OST file
Saving OST data in MBOX email clients.
Saving emails in EML files.
Save OST data directly in Office 365
Save the snapshot for continucing the conversion later
Search and find items in the OST file
Exclusive Features of OST to PST Converter
Convert OST to PST
The solution allows smooth migration of OST items to PST file. It lets you to export OST file to any version of MS Outlook (PST file) – 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and prior versions.
Export OST to Office 365 Mailbox
You can export OST file items directly to a cloud-based Office 365 mailbox. It involves no complex steps to import/export OST file to Office 365.
Corrupt OST Recovery
OST to PST converter lets you to smoothly add healthy as well as corrupt OST file for the conversion. If your OST file is corrupt or inaccessible, then tool helps you to repair it immediately before the conversion. It provides secured mailbox recovery (of existing/deleted emails, attachments, calendar items, journals, etc.) against all OST corruption issues.
Restore OST to Exchange Server
The OST to PST converter allows to migrate your OST file data straight to the connected email server – such as Exchange Server, Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise. The solution allows to restore OST to all versions of MS Exchange Server - 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 5.5 and 5.0.
Migrate OST Items to Gmail Account
Besides the option to convert OST to PST file, you can quickly export OST data items to a number of web-based emailing platforms like Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, Google Apps, Outloook.com and AOL.
OST to MBOX Conversion
The OST to PST converter provides an additional benefit to migrate OST data to MBOX file of Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Entourage, and many more.
Preview OST Mailbox Items
The solution not only provides OST recovery, but also allows full mailbox preview of the contained emails (with attachments), tasks, calendar entries, contacts etc. within the software console.
Selected Email Migration
You can filter the important emails and items of OST file that you want to migrate, using Filter option. Refine your data items based on item type, date range, folder name and other provided filter fields.
Save OST Emails to Multiple Formats
You can save OST to PST file, and to various other messaging formats like DBX, MSG, EML, TXT, RTF, HTML, MHTML, & PDF.
You can immediately find any specific message from OST file using ‘Find’ option. You can enter the desired keyword to search the specific emails based on these search parameters: from, to, subject, message has attachment, and received before/after.
Split PST by File Size
Manage your large-sized PST files with the integrated splitting function that lets you to split PST file after a particular size – 1GB, 2GB, 3GB and so on.
Create Graphical Report
The File Analysis Report feature lets you to generate a graphical report of the total items migrated from OST to PST file. You can create the report based on four different parameters like Mail Flow Density by Date, Mail flow density by senders, Item Types, and Interaction between the users.
Use Trial Version to Save for Free
Download the trial version to repair damaged OST files and convert them for free. The free version lets you to view and open the entire OST data items (including deleted emails, attachments etc.). However, you can save only 25 items from each folder to PST or other format for absolutely free.
Runs on all Windows Versions
OST to PST converter is designed to run on all Windows platforms including Windows OS (10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT) and Windows Server (2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003 R2, 2003)
Problems and Solutions
How to find an OST file
How to change an OST file LOCATION?
How to Import items from an offline Outlook data file?
How to synchronize Exchange mailbox with OST file in Outlook?
An OST file is an offline folder of MS Outlook that allows the users to work offline and synchronize the changes simultaneously with server, whenever the connectivity is back.
The OST file is stored on the user machine, but different versions of Outlook have different locations for their OST files. Use the following locations according to your Outlook versions:
For MS Outlook 2003:
Go to Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
Select the option: View or change existing e-mail account, and click Next to proceed.
select Microsoft Exchange Server, and click Change.
Select More Settings option.
Click the Advanced tab, again click Offline Folder File Settings.
For MS Outlook 2007:
Launch MS Outlook program.
Go to Tools menu, and select Account Settings.
In the Account Setting window, click Email tab, and select your Microsoft Exchange Server, and then click Change.
In "Change E-mail Account" window, Click More Settings.
when "Microsoft Exchange" dialog box pops-up, then click the Offline Folder File Settings button.
When the "Offline Folder File Settings" dialog box appears, then select the OST file location from the File field. Note: By default, the OST file location is: C:\ Documents and Settings\ username\ Local Settings\ Application Data\ Microsoft\ Outlook\ outlook.ost
Now copy the OST file path.
For MS Outlook 2010:
Go to the File Tab on the Ribbon, and select the Info tab from the Menu.
Select Accounts Settings tab, again click Account Settings option.
In the Account Setting dialog box, select your Microsoft Exchange Server, and then select Change option to change it.
ON the Change Email Account Window, click More Settings button to proceed.
On Microsoft Exchange window, click the Advanced tab, and click Offline Folder File Settings to use the OST file location.
For MS Outlook 2016/2013:
Launch Outlook 2013/2016 program.
Select the File menu on toolbar, and open the Account Information window.
Select Account Settings, and then click Account Settings options.
When Account Settings Window appears, then Select Data Files tab, and then select Open File Folder option to view the OST file.
The recommended method to change the location of OST file is to create new Outlook profile and then change its location.
Steps to change the location of OST file
Copy your OST file to the new location. Skip this step when you’re creating a new OST file.
Open Control panel, and search Mail option.
Click Show Profiles, and then select Add button to add a new profile.
In the New Profile window, enter the profile name that you want to use for the new email profile. Click OK to save.
Click Next when Outlook provides your account information.
Put a check in Change account settings box, and click Next.
Click More Settings.
On the Advanced tab, select Outlook Data File Settings button.
Now click browse button to provide the OST file that you’ve used in step 1. Click open. In order to create a new OST file, provide the location where you want to save the new OST file.
Click Finish to complete the email account setup.
Now open Control Panel, and then open Mail. Click Always use this Profile option and click ok.
Restart Outlook program.
This will create a new OST file at your designated location.
An OST file is the copy of items that are stored the email server, and doesn’t need to frequently backup like PST file. In order to import items from an OST file, you can re-create an OST file and create a new updated copy anytime.
Use the following steps to re-create an OST file:
Close Outlook program.
Go to Control Panel, and double-click Mail to open.
On the E-mail tab, select your Exchange Server account, and then use the Change option to proceed further.
Clear the check box: Use Cached Exchange Mode.
Click More Settings to proceed.
Select the Advanced tab, and click Offline Folder File Settings.
Select Disable Offline Use, and then click Yes.
Click Offline Folder File Settings, and click OK to open.
When a dialog box appears, then click Yes.
Under Cached Exchange Mode Settings, put a check on the Use Cached Exchange Mode check box. Click OK, and click Next, and then click Finish.
Now click Close to exit.
There are two ways to synchronize the Exchange Server mailbox with OST file in MS Outlook.
Synchronization means that the number of items contained in the ‘contains’ fields of offline folder and server folder are same. If not, then verify the profile settings and then synchronize the folders using the above two methods.
Verify profile settings in MS Outlook 2010:
Go to File menu, Select Account Settings from the list.
Select Data Files tab, and ensure that Mailbox - account name is set as the default.
Select E-mail Tab, click Mailbox - account name, and then click Change.
Verify that this box is checked: Use Cached Exchange Mode. Click OK.
Click Close to finish.
Exit Outlook program. Restart Outlook program.
Now use any of these given methods to synch the Exchange mailbox with OST file.
Go to ‘Go’ menu, click the Folder List pane, and select the folder to synchronize.
On the Tools menu, hover the mouse to Send/Receive icon, and then click This Folder to synchronize single offline folder, All offline folders.
Now click Send/Receive to synchronize all offline folders.
Go to Tools menu, and click Options.
Jump to the Mail Setup tab.
On the Send/Receive section, select the checkbox: Send immediately when connected.
Click Send/Receive to make changes.
When Send/Receive Groups dialog box appears, then ensure that this option is selected: Perform an automatic send/receive when exiting. Click Close to save the settings.
Click OK to finish the process.
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FAQs - Kernel for OST to PST
Where can I find my OST file?
The offline storage table (OST file) gets created only if you’ve enabled this option: Microsoft Exchange Server’s Cached Exchange Mode. You can use the default path on your Windows PC to find the OST file:
On Windows 10: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\
On Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
Does the converter migrate attachments, contacts, calendars from OST to PST?
Yes, the tool does. The solution lets you to recover and migrate all mailbox items such as emails, attachments,drafts, contacts, tasks, calendars, etc. from OST file to PST file.
Will the tool make any changes to my OST data after conversion?
No, it does not. The OST to PST converter simply scans your OST file and recovers the entire data without making any alterations to its data integrity. The tool preserves the full mailbox hierarchy, and properties after the conversion.
Can the tool convert very large-sized OST file to PST file?
Yes, it can. The tool can smoothly convert any size of OST file to PST file, without worry about the file size restriction. Also, the tool lets you to specify the size after which you want to split the PST file, to make it safer and manageable.
I am not connected to Exchange Server. Can I use this tool?
OST to PST tool doesn’t need a live Exchange connection for its working. So you can use this tool for OST to PST conversion even without Exchange connection.
I don’t want to convert to convert OST files to PST. But just would like to read some of the OST emails. How can you help?
You can do this even without buying the tool. The free version of our solution offers the preview of entire OST data. So please try it. You even can save a few emails (25 items from every folder) to some selected formats.
Kernel for OST to PST is offering conversion of the entire data with complete integrity. What’s the assurance?
With our solution, you can convert is what you can see. Just download the free version of the tool, select the OST file, and preview the data. If you can view and read the item, you can convert it too. You can also test it by saving 25 items from the risky folders to the ‘trial version saving formats.'