Perform an easy conversion of OST files into PST format

In current time, most of the organizations use MS Outlook for their internal and external communication. There is doubt that MS outlook has emerged as one of the most commonly used and reliable application that every employees use to send or receive vital information in the form emails. When you go in deep then you will know that every piece of information that you receives or sends is stored in a specific location within your system which is generally named as PST (Personal Storage Table) file.

There may be various instances when have to work but you are unable to connect with the MS Exchange server. In this situation, your work done in offline mode get stored in the Offline storage table (OST) files. These OST files get synchronized with MS Exchange server files when connection between MS Outlook and Exchange server re-established. However, in absence of a long duration connectivity between them is fatal for Outlook OST files because they become orphaned due to synchronization issues. In such cases, they cannot be accessed by users and the data enclosed within those OST files also become inaccessible for users. There is also great chance of permanent data loss from damaged OST files.

In fact, OST files play a vital role in the reliable and effective operation of MS Outlook client. They store information that are very imperative for you like as notes, emails, contacts and calendar information in the computer hard drive. However, there are many events when these OST files get damaged or corrupt. Common reasons of OST file corruption are sudden system shut down, improper handling of OST files, malicious virus attack etc. In order to recover those OST files, Microsoft has provided free in-built utility Integrity Checker Tool (Scanost.exe) which can be very helpful at times but it is effective only for minor issues of OST files. To resolve severe corruption or damage issues of OST files, you need to utilize powerful tool like as Kernel for OST to PST conversion.

In such serious situations, Kernel for OST to PST conversion utility is very effective. The OST to PST converter like Kernel for OST to PST conversion is a powerful third party tool that performs easy and effective conversion of inaccessible OST to PST file without altering any properties of the original OST file. This tool is unique in performing its operations as it first of scans the whole OST files and just after completing scanning process it offers list of the recoverable OST files data item with preview that is very helpful in identification of important files. After convert OST to PST form, it saves them at the desired location. PST files are easily accessible by MS Outlook email client.

Repair corrupt OST files with a proficient email migration utility

MS exchange server and MS outlook programs are used in several business enterprises for email communication. In an MS exchange work environment, several outlook user accounts are created on an exchange server. These outlook accounts are meant for both internal and external email communication. When connectivity between the MS outlook and exchange server is broken, all email folders of the outlook mailbox are stored in an offline storage table or OST file. OST file is saved outside the exchange server and a temporary folder unlike outlook PST file. It allows the outlook users to use their mailboxes in offline mode. All work done by outlook users in offline mode gets stored in OST files. The OST files synchronize with exchange domain server, soon after resumption of internet services.

Like outlook PST files, OST files also face several corruption issues. Corruption in OST file arises due to accidental deletion of outlook accounts from exchange server, virus attacks and many more. These factors halt OST synchronization with MS exchange and may results loss of important emails.

All Microsoft outlook versions are equipped with inbox repair tool called scanpst.exe. You can run the scanpst.exe to repair inaccessible OST and PST files of MS outlook. Scanpst.exe can be run on corrupt OST or PST file. It retrieves emails and attachments from the inaccessible OST files and saves in new PST files. Scanpst also creates backup file for each repaired PST or OST file. However using scanpst.exe to repair several inaccessible exchange mailboxes is time consuming. Moreover, the inbuilt repair tool fails to recover emails from badly corrupted OST files.

To fix the different corruption issues of OST files, one should use a smart party OST to PST migration utility. OST to PST migration utility is capable of repairing several corrupt OST files of exchange server in few minutes. The software retrieves entire items from the corrupt OST files and exports in new PST files of MS outlook.

With the help of OST to PST migration utility, one can retrieve all email folders like inbox, sent items, deleted items, drafts, notes, contacts, calendars and attachments of the inaccessible exchange mailbox. The software successfully fixes all corruption errors of OST files, which are not fixed by scanpst or scanost utility:

Various errors when synchronizing Exchange Server mailbox with your OST file

  • Unable to expand the folder. The set of folders could not be opened. Errors could have been detected in the file ABC.OST
  • Errors have been detected in the file xxxx.OST. Quit all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox Repair Tool
  • Cannot open your default email folders. The filename.ost is not an offline folder file

Kernel for OST to PST Migration program allows the user to save the retrieved emails in either MS outlook or outlook express. The conversion utility supports outlook versions 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010. It also supports outlook express versions 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 and above. OST to PST migration utility supports all versions of MS exchange server.

Quick way to resolve the synchronization errors of OST files

OST file is the email records of the exchange mailbox in offline mode. The offline storage table or OST file is created when connectivity between the MS outlook and exchange server is interrupted or stopped. Unlike Outlook PST file, OST file appears only for short duration and can be accessed from the main window server. OST files allow the outlook users of an exchange domain server to use their respective accounts in offline mode. All user activities during offline period are stored in OST files and get synchronized with exchange server when MS outlook reconnects with exchange server.

However, there are certain factors that interrupt the OST file synchronization with exchange domain server. These are virus and spyware programs, crash of main window server, slow internet connection, hard disk corruption and fault in network cable. Due to non synchronization with exchange mail server, OST files become corrupt or damaged. Therefore, all user outlook mailboxes stored in corrupt OST files also become inaccessible.

Corrupt OST files due to non synchronization with exchange mail server, shows various error messages:

  • Cannot open your default email folders. The file xxxx.ost is not an offline folder file

  • Various errors when synchronizing Exchange Server mailbox with your OST file

  • Unable to expand the folder. The set of folders could not be opened. Errors could have been detected in the file xxxx.OST

  • Errors have been detected in the file xxxx.OST. Quit all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox Repair Tool

There are various ways to troubleshoot the synchronization errors of OST files. If you are able to open the corrupt OST file, then the error may be due to some corrupt emails in your outlook mailbox. To troubleshoot the problem, open the outlook account from the corrupt OST file and delete the erroneous emails from your mailbox. Restart the outlook account from window start menu and OST file will synchronize with exchange mail server.

If the problem is still not fixed with above method, then you should use inbox repair tool of MS outlook. The inbox repair tool or scanpst.exe can be used to repair corrupt PST or OST files of MS outlook. It successfully splits the oversized OST file in smaller files and resolves the synchronization errors of OST file. However, if the errors of OST file are still not fixed with scanpst.exe utility of MS outlook, then use of a third party recovery software becomes essential.

Kernel for OST to PST migration software is a proficient tool to fix all synchronization errors of OST files. The software successfully retrieves emails, attachments, contacts, calendars and appointments from the inaccessible OST files and convert OST to PST files. OST to PST migration tool allows the user to save the retrieved emails in different file formats such as .PST, .DBX, .MSG and .EML. The software supports email recovery from exchange server versions 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. It also supports different versions of MS outlook and outlook express.