Thursday, September 28, 2023

How to Transfer from OST to PST Format? – Easy Methods

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Offline Storage Table (OST) files are offline files which saves Outlook mail data and available to users even when they are not having Internet connection. The Offline Storage Tables saves mail data which denotes as .ost extension. These files gives a power to users to work with their offline inbox, offline outbox and make different changes that are firstly stored locally and are reflected in the server by synchronizing once the computer is going with internet connection. OST users can change, add or remove the contents of these files just as a file located on the server can be altered.

What is Location of OST File?

For knowing the perfect location of the Outlook PST file is necessary to access the contents of the file in the machine. Now, here are just few steps mentioned to find out the exact location of OST file:

  1. Download Microsoft Outlook application in the old machine where your OST file is already available. All the data items like emails, attachments, contacts, calendars etc. will be available.
  2. Select the configured account name and right-click on it to choose ‘Data file Properties’ of the machine.
  3. In the fresh window that shows with the all the data items of configured account, choose ‘Advanced’ tab.
  4. Exact file location can be seen in Data File settings which displays like the following path “C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\”.
  5. Now copy the location of that file and paste it into the run command search box, then press Enter.
  6. Choose the OST file for which you want to access the data items in another system.

If you have an OST file that you want to be accessed on another machine, migration of a data file from one system to another is important part to perform. The file can be get into access in two ways i.e. manually or professionally techniques.

Manual Technique – After moving the OST file, try to open that particular file in new system through Outlook application. It will shows you an error message i.e. “The FileC:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\abc.ost file cannot be opened.”

As you can noticed above that manual technique cannot open the OST file in Outlook and it shows the error message, so this technique is not workable and if you tried more with this then it may directly lead to corruption of complete database.

With the ignorance of the manual technique, I just want to say that you should definitely go with the professional technique that comes OST to PST Converter for users to resolve the problem of how to transfer OST to PST file format along with all data items such as contacts, calendars, emails, briefcase etc. Furthermore, you can opt its batch functionality if you need to transfer a large number of OST files to PST at a time. As an advance facility, users can view complete OST email content such as To, BCC, CC, From etc. using preview option. During the conversion procedure, you will also get PST split option that help to split large size of PST files. No requirement of MS Outlook configuration in the system. Follow the given steps to perform OST file to PST conversion process easily:

Step 1- Install OST Converter on your Windows machine and open the application properly.

Step 2- Import the OST data using the Add File or Add Folder option and then get ready to take a preview benefit by clicking on any desire email.

Step 3- Now, go to Export button and select PST output format from the new dialog box.

Step 4- And, avail advance option of PST file i.e. create separate PST file for each file and split PST files.

Step 5- Insert the location to save the PST files and then directly go to Convert button to start the conversion procedure.

Last Words

This above professional solution offers free trial version of OST to PST software, which helps you to evaluate the application before to purchase it. It can convert first 25 OST items to PST file format without any single expense. Additionally, this tool supports all Mac OS and Windows versions including Windows 11.

Read More: How to Open Outlook PST File in Apple Mail?


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