Convert OST to PST File

OST Repair

Microsoft outlook program stores emails of user in OST and PST files. OST files are offline email data of the outlook mailbox mounted on the MS exchange server. Both OST and PST files are stored on the local window server of a network. The OST or offline storage table stores emails of outlook mailbox, in offline mode. The OST file synchronizes with exchange mail server, when outlook mailbox is connected with Exchange Server. But there are certain factors that can damages the OST files of exchange mail server. Some key factors that adversely affect the outlook OST file are virus and spyware attacks, abnormal system shutdown and dial up internet connection.

The outlook users may be encountered with following errors while trying to open their inaccessible outlook accounts:

  • "Unable to expand the folder. The set of folders could not be opened. Errors could have been detected in the file abc.ost. Quit all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox Repair Tool."
  • "Cannot open your default email folders. The file *.ost is not an offline folder file."
  • “Could not read the calendar. Outlook cannot open this item. The item may be damaged.”

Microsoft offers inbuilt outlook data file repair tool called scanpst.exe and scanost.exe to repair the corrupted OST files. The inbuilt repair utility is stored in different system locations with various outlook versions. You can search the tool scanpst.exe and scanost.exe in the search option of the window start menu. It will display both the files on your computer screen. Click on either scanost.exe or scanpst.exe file to start the outlook inbox repair process. However, before, you begin data recovery from the corrupt OST files, ensure that you have stored emails of your outlook mailbox in safe location before the corruption.  The inbuilt OST repair tool of Ms outlook will fix minor errors of OST files. However, this inbuilt outlook inbox repair tool will erase all previous emails of your outlook mailbox. If you have not created backup of OST files, then you may lose important emails of your outlook account with this method.

Therefore, to prevent data loss and effective recovery of OST files, you should use a sophisticated third party tool. OST file repair is a remarkable tool that fixes all kind of corruption issues of the OST files. The repair OST tool retrieve emails from all outlook folders and store in new PST files. The new created Personal storage files can be viewed by user with outlook program. The software allows the users to save the retrieved emails in four file formats i.e., PST, DBX, MSG and EML.

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