Convert OST to PST: Recover Data Saved in Orphaned or Inaccessible OST File

Time to time, performing OST to PST conversion using OST to PST converter becomes compulsory for accessing email messages, notes, contacts, journals and all other contents of OST file. Consider this practicle situation when you went on a leave of few weeks and omn your return, you came to know that your Exchange Server User mailbox has been deleted or edited. As a consequence of which,you lost all your Inbox content. But the OST file is stilled saved on your local system. In such a situation conveying the data from the OST file is the only way to get back all your inbox content.

Somehow, if you have your previous Outlook profile available, then you can find your inbox data. You can log-on using previous profile in offline mode and open OST file. Login to the previous Outlook profile, it allows you to work offline when you click File Menu and select Work Offline option.

Follow the steps to import OST data to your Outlook profile:

1. Start Outlook, Go to Tools > Services

2. Select the Add option

3. Select Add a Personal Folder (PST) service to create a new PST and the required folder structure

4. Select enails that you want to copy

5. Go to Edit Menu and select Copy

6. In Copy to dialog, click the newly created PST and click OK

You can also drag-and-drop the messages from your OST file to the newly created PST file. However, if your user profile is also deteled then you can restore your computer to an earlier point. This means, you have to restore your computer to the time when you last used MS Outlook. This way, Outlook achieves its old settings and allows you to access the OST file in offline mode.

Follow the steps to restore MS Outlook profile to an older point

1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools and select System Restore. “System Restore” dialog appears

2. Select “Restore my computer to an earlier time” option and click the Next option

3. Select the last restore point from the listed restore points.

4. Click Next to continue

5. The process of restoration begins

After the Outlook has been fixed, Start MS Outlook and choose offline mode to work with old Outlook file. However, if you actually do not know the point from where you have to restore. In addition all the suggestion above are quiet difficiult to perform for a non technical person. In this situatiom OST to PST conversion is the only way to recover all your.ost file contents. OST to PST converters are used to perform OST to PST conversion.Once you get the OSt file converted into PST file you can access all its contents with MS Outlook.

Stellar Phoenix Convert OST PST is the most efficient and affordable tool to convert the OST file into PST file. It supports windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2002 and MS Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000. It is very easy to use as having Outlook resembling GUI and can convert password protectedor encrypted files.

Source by Jenny Lembert

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