Offline Outlook data file (.ost) -Overview
When you are using Microsoft exchange server account and you have selected cached exchange mode or work offline mode with MS outlook, an implicit offline data file (.ost) is created on your system that enable you to work in offline mode when you are not connected to exchange sever. MS outlook stores e-mails messages, contacts, address book, tasks and other data on your computer in Outlook data files. Outlook offline data file (.ost) contains copy of exchange mailbox data items which will be synchronized with exchange server when it is connected to it. All the updates on offline folder get reflected in exchange mailbox as soon as it is connected to the exchange server.
Locate OST file in your System
You can easily locate outlook data files on your system irrespective of any version of MS office you are using by simply executing this "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook\" RUN command.
Basic issues with OST file and Need to export OST file to PST
Best methods for converting OST file to PST file
There are two possible best methods to convert Outlook OST to PST. First one is using MS outlook export and import option available in file menu. This method will convert a healthy OST file into PST, healthy means your OST file must be successfully opens with MS outlook. Only then you can able to export data from OST file to PST.
Other method to export OST to PST is converting it with "Intrigua Convert OST" software when the OST file is corrupted, damaged, inaccessible or orphaned and facing issues in synchronizing with exchange server. This software can export highly corrupted OST file easily with recovering all the data items of OST file into PST. You can convert any size OST file and also recover all metadata plus attachments, deleted files or emails easily using Convert OST tool.
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Convert OST software supports MS Outlook versions 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000.
Yes. This software supports both ANSI and UNICODE format.
Yes. You can export OST file into PST even if the OST file is highly corrupted.
Yes this software can run and install on latest version of windows as it does not have any compatibility issue for windows version.
No, exchange server environment is not required for this conversion. Only you need to have outlook installed on your system and configured with POP3 or dummy account.
Software does not take much time to convert OST file. It is a very fast process but depends upon your system configurations