OST Recovery - An Ideal Way For OST to PST Conversion
It is a recovery cum converter tool that performs mailbox recovery from corrupt OST files of Exchange Outlook and perform OST to PST conversion in a very safe manner. It repairs the corrupt OST file and then recovers data from it. The recovered data can be saved into a new file of various formats, such as: DBX, EML, PST, MSG, MBOX and archive which includes EML, VCF, ICS and text formats.
The OST Recovery tool recovers your maximum possible data including emails and other mailbox data from corrupted OST files. The interactive interface of this tool makes it an easy-to-use application for both technical and non-technical users.
Check out the most prominent features of OST Recovery tool:
Quick and Efficient Recovery: OST Recovery tool provides a very quick and efficient solution for recovering crucial mailbox data such as: emails, calendar, contacts, appointments, tasks, journals, notes, etc. from corrupted OST files. It restores all the data into a new file at user-defined location.
Deleted Emails Recovery: The recovery tool supports recovery of accidentally deleted emails as well as the items which are removed or deleted from the Deleted Items box.
Recovery in Three Modes: The OST file recovery is executed in three different modes: Standard mode for fixing minor or moderate corruption, Advanced mode for fixing severe corruption; and Deep mode should be used when both the modes fail to perform recovery from corrupted OST file.
Fixing of Alignment Errors: The alignment errors can be successfully fixed from the corrupted OST file by using this tool. This feature can be used with any recovery mode to solve the alignment errors and issues.
Multiple Saving Feature: It is a recovery cum converter tool, so users can convert their OST files into other formats as well. It provides multiple saving formats (PST, MSG, DBX, EML, MBOX and Archive) into which users can save their recovered data of a corrupted OST file.
Preview of Recovered Data: Users are allowed to check the preview of their recovered data before saving them into a new file. All the mailbox folders will be displayed in a tree structure and users can preview the items in the preview pane by clicking them once.
Date Range Option: Date range option is available for saving the data of OST file. Users need to define a date range into which they want to or do not want to save the recovered data.
Search Mailbox Items: The search mailbox items feature allows users to search their specific mailbox items in an automation mode.
Export to HTML: A list of the recovered data can be exported to an HTML file at user-defined location.
Generate Recovery Log: The tool generates a log file of OST file recovery process at user-defined location that stores all the information of scanning and recovery process.
Save & Load Snapshots: It has a very useful feature to save snapshot of the scanning process of OST file at user-defined location. Users can load the snapshots in future if they want to scan the same OST file again and again.
Supportability & Compatibility: The tool provides wide supportability with all major versions of Outlook (configured with Exchange Server). It is highly compatible with all popular Windows operating systems including Windows 8 (all versions).
Download Demo Version for Free Evaluation
Users must try the demo version of OST Recovery tool before purchasing its licensed version. Demo version of the tool if available for free download. Using the demo version, users can scan the corrupted OST file and preview all the recovered data before saving them. But due to a limitation in demo version, the saving feature is disabled. You need to purchase the full version of the software to avoid this limitation.
From last decade, we have seen a vast improvement in computer technology. Email is the most common and popular term among computer users. In earlier days, emails were not that much popular what they are now in this era. It is excessively used by millions of users each and every day, be it an individual or an organization. Just because of the excessive use of email and its importance in our day-to-day life, the email client applications are very popular among users. The most popular one is provided by Microsoft, known as Microsoft Outlook. Being a part of a well-known Office suite, Microsoft Office, Outlook client can be used as a stand-alone application and/or can be used with Exchange Server for multiple users in an organization.
Sometimes Outlook users, who were being part of Exchange Server, may need to import their mailbox data from Exchange to Outlook. Exchange Server stores mailbox data in exchange database, commonly known as EDB file. It provides an offline feature that enables Outlook users to work in offline mode. Outlook creates offline storage tables, known as OST files, on a local system where users can work in offline mode. Offline mode means no connection to Exchange Server. Users can perform changes to OST files and synchronize the changes when Exchange Server connection is available. But if you use Outlook as a stand-alone application, your mailbox data is stored in an Outlook data file which is called personal storage table aka PST.
Reasons for OST to PST Conversion
There are several reasons which make OST to PST conversion an essential task for Outlook users. Some of the most common scenarios are discussed below:
Scenario #1: Exchange goes under maintenance
We all know that Exchange Server needs regular maintenance. If your Exchange Server goes for maintenance, it takes time, i.e. sometimes days or sometimes week. Until the maintenance process gets successfully completed, neither you can use your Exchange mailbox nor synchronize the changes to Exchange Server. In such situation, you can convert the OST to PST format to keep using the mailbox data without any problem.
Scenario #2: Crash in Exchange Server
Unexpected crash in Exchange Server will cause inaccessibility of mailbox data for sure. Until the Exchange Server gets repaired, you can’t use your mailbox data. Though you can access your mailbox in offline mode, but you can’t perform changes as connection to Exchange Server is not available due to crash. You can convert your OST files to PST format to use the mailbox via Outlook in online mode.
Scenario #3: Migrating data from one place to another
Sometimes organizations shift from one place to another. In such situation, they also need migration of their data. There is a couple of limitation with OST files. An OST file can only be accessed on the same local computer which originally created the file. Also, the Outlook account should be configured with the Exchange Server. Migration of mailbox from one place to another on a different system is only possible after OST to PST conversion.
Scenario #4: Corruption in OST files
File corruption is definitely an inevitable occurrence. The offline storage table aka OST file is prone to corruption. Repairing of OST files is not that easy unlike PST files. Though the Integrity Check tool aka scanost.exe, is provided by Microsoft, but it’s not that much effective for severe corruption. Instead of repairing corrupt OST files, you can convert them into PST to restore the mailbox data as much as you can.
Scenario #5: Switching organizations
This is one of the most common scenarios for OST to PST conversion. Think you are working in an organization where employees are connected with an Exchange Server. You are now switching your job to another organization. Your Outlook account is deleted from the Exchange Server; hence you are no longer a part of it. Though you have OST files on your local system, but you can’t use them as your Outlook account no longer exists in the Exchange Server. To access the OST mailbox on a different system without having Exchange Server connection is only possible if you convert OST to PST format.
The OST Recovery software did exactly as described and needed. I’m still socked that how it restored my data from the corrupt mailbox when other professional tools failed to do so. Last week our Exchange Server went for maintenance, so I was trying to convert my OST file into PST format using few manual tricks. Unluckily I found that the OST file was corrupt, even I couldn’t open it. I was very frustrated at that time and helpless too. I never knew that one tool can make the mailbox recovery so easy and accurate. I had no need to use such manual tricks which are dubious sometimes. The software converted the OST file into PST format by itself. All it took a very little time and little money, and delivered million dollar happiness. Thanks a lot people. You are simply genius.
— James M. Ross
Last month I left my previous organization, and switched to a new one. I have been using Outlook since I started working. My Outlook profile was previously connected with an Exchange Server. Since I was leaving the company, the SA removed my Outlook profile from the Server. Luckily I had the local copy of my mailbox data which was saved in OST file. I better knew this fact that I can’t open this OST file as I’m no longer a part of Exchange Server, even I don’t have the system in which the file was originally created. To access the mailbox data again, OST to PST conversion was the only thing people suggested me. I didn’t waste my any time and got this OST Recovery tool that successfully converted my OST files into PST format. I’m highly thankful to Data-Recovery-Solutions for designing such a useful software tool for us.
— Jeannette Spooner
Though my primary need was to repair OST file, but I’m very impressed with the feature of converting OST to PST format. This is a multi-functional tool that can not only repair OST files but also convert them into PST format. This OST Recovery tool which I used last week is the best OST recovery cum OST to PST converter tool available in the market. If you guys are looking for a smart solution at affordable price, this would be best option one can have. Nice software utility for non-technical users. Thanks a ton.