Convert OST to PST 2010

Microsoft Exchange server enables Outlook users to work in offline mode by creating an Offline Storage Table (OST) file at user’s computer. When the user selects to work offline, an offline connection mode gets established due to which whatever changes are made in offline mode are synchronized on Exchange server when user switches to online mode. However, there are circumstances when the OST file cannot be accessed in MS Outlook,

which makes the OST file unusable. For example, when an employee leaves the organization, his / her account is deleted by the administrator from Exchange Server to free up the space.

Sometimes, it happens that after removal of the user’s mailbox from Exchange server, an urgent requirement to accessing the mailbox comes for accessing some important emails having attachments. When a user starts MS Outlook 2010 to access emails from the his profile (user is not aware that the account from server has been deleted), he finds that Outlook cannot establish connection with MS Exchange server. For the user, it is very much urgent to access required attachments from the mailbox, which has already been deleted from Exchange server.

This entire scenario has been reported to the system administrator who has deleted the mailbox from server. The system administrator is asked to provide a solution to recover emails from the deleted profile. The administrator asks the user to access the OST file and move the emails to a PST file. But the problem is that the user is unable to start the outlook in offline mode to access the OST file. Another issue with OST file is Outlook cannot recognize this format due to which when the user tries to access the OST file with Outlook following error message appears:

The file you choose is not an Outlook Data File. You must select a new file of this type.”

What the user can do now? How emails can be accessed from OST file? Do not worry because this article depicts the process to convert OST to PST 2010. For converting OST to PST, you just need to have a  email conversion utility like OST to PST.

Its an email conversion software, which can easily convert OST to PST 2010. During the conversion process, the software scans the unusable and orphaned OST file and displays the emails in their respective folders that can be exported to a PST file. You can then save the selected emails or email folders in PST format. The saved PST can be accessed with any version of MS Outlook including Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2003. This is how you can impeccably convert OST to PST 2010.