Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Consequences of an orphaned OST file and reliable OST to PST Conversion tools

Sometimes, it happens that while using MS-Outlook you get stuck into a serious problem of damaged Outlook OST files. Corrupt or damaged Outlook files are an outcome of Exchange server crash, hardware failures, virus infection, oversized PST etc. In other cases, the OST file associated with a user mailbox may become orphaned as a result of user deletion, mailbox deletion, Exchange server maintenance, etc. In such situations, it becomes hard to retrieve your precious data from an orphaned or corrupt OST. However, if your OST file is corrupt, you can use the built-in ‘Scanost.exe’ tool to resolve this problem. But, due to its limitation, the tool might not be able to repair badly corrupt OST file. In such circumstances, you can go for Outlook OST Recovery using a reliable third-party utility.

For instance-Suppose, you have an Outlook OST file that has become unusable after the deletion of the user mailbox. You have some other account that permits you to login to the old user profile directly. Well, you face no problem while loading Outlook, but the embedded permissions on the file do not allow you to access emails and other items in the file and you receive the following error message on your screen:

Attempting to view permissions in Outlook: Some permissions could not be displayed. Permission information for this folder could not be accessed.”

After receiving this error, you will lose access to all your vital emails, contacts, appointments, tasks, etc. The above error may also occur if the OST file is severely corrupt. In order to regain access to your lost data, you should opt for a third-party OST integrity check utility.
However, if the above resolution fails, it is advisable that you should take help of a third party OST to PST conversion tool. With the help of such tools, you can easily restore all your mailbox items, such as contacts, appointments, contacts, journal, tasks, events, calendar-entries, and more. These tools are specifically designed for the non-technical users and have a self-descriptive interface.

Stellar Phoenix OST to PST converter is a comprehensive tool that efficiently converts orphaned or corrupt OST files to PST files. The software retains formatting of all RTF and HTML messages. Moreover, it is compatible with compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.