Offline OST files are the cached replica of user's Exchange account that consist of all data item exist in the account. These offline files enable the users to work offline when the they are not connected with Exchange server or when Exchange is going through downtime. However, user can synchronize the all changes with Exchange Server when they again connects with the server. But when we talk about Offline OST files to PST conversion, the actual need of this conversion is arises when these OST files becomes inaccessible due to damage and corruption. In such case, user can not make changes in OST file data in offline mode.
Moreover, user can get rid of such problem by migrating data from OST file to Outlook PST file, as this conversion enables user to access Exchange OST file data in Outlook. There are number of methods to convert offline OST files to Outlook, user can perform this conversion with manual as well as with commercial tools.
There is a huge variety of commercial tools in the market and OST Recovery is one of the tool that can recover offline OST files from damage and corruption. The tool can recover all permanently deleted items of OST file such as Email, Calendar, Contacts. In addition, it also extracts data from OST file to Outlook PST file. In this article, we will discuss the other different methods to convert inaccessible ost file into outlook pst file format and it's need.
Reasons That Causes OST File Corruption
There exist many causes for OST file corruption, some of them are mentioned below:
User can create archive of OST file data by moving it to a PST file, In order to perform the archiving, user need to enable AutoArchive option.The all version of Outlook has the feature of AutoArchive by which one can move their messages, tasks, appointments in PST file.
Note : This feature does not supports archiving of contacts.
With this method user can import OST file data such as emails, contacts, calendar, notes in PST file
Note : To perform migration of OST file data in PST with above mentioned method, one needs to be connected with MS Exchange Server and OST file must be healthy state. In case, if the user get disconnected with Exchange server,it may cause huge damage to OST file as well as to Exchange Server.
Conclusion : When the Exchange server is going through planned or unplanned down time or there is any damage in OST file,in such cases the need of offline ost conversion is arises. By converting OST file in PST format one can easily access data on Outlook and can make any action on the data that resides in the file. This conversion is a one solution that solves number of issues arises while accessing Exchange Offline files.