MS Exchange Server is widely incorporated in organizations using Microsoft infrastructure. It is a messaging platform that facilitates quick and easy transfer of emails and other information to the users within the organization. Data is stored on the server in the form of user mailboxes and the messages sent by the server are received in the Personal Folders (PST) file on the client side. Another useful file created in MS Outlook is the Offline Folders (OST) file. This file can be assumed as a backup copy of your mailbox on the Exchange Server. It provides offline access to your Exchange data and can be synchronized with the server to reflect changes done to the file in the user mailbox.
In order to access an OST file, you need an Exchange mailbox account. However, you may occasionally run across situations when the OST file becomes unusable. This happens more often due to deletion or removal of user mailbox on the Exchange Server. If the mailbox gets deleted, the corresponding OST file saved locally on the user's computer becomes orphaned. Thus, you might face critical loss of business information. In yet other situations, the OST file may fail to synchronize with the Exchange Server due to corruption in the file or the mailbox on server. OST file corruption may stem from different factors like oversizing of OST (crossing 2GB size limit), malware, hardware issues, application errors, etc. To work around such problems, you should first convert OST to PST, create a new Exchange account, and then import your Personal Folders file with account settings to the new Exchange account. In the event of corruption, the OST file should be repaired and then converted.
There are a multitude of OST to PST Converter utilities on the market, specifically designed to extract all data from your OST file and restore it to an equivalent Outlook PST. These OST Recovery tools provide you with the best remedy to effectively deal with scenarios leading to OST file inaccessibility. You can easily convert all precious data in your OST without affecting the original folder structure and email formatting.
With these third-party OST to PST Converter tools, you have the option to save each converted emails either as an individual 'EML' or 'MSG' files in your system. You can also save them to a network disk recognized by the host operating system. They enable you to perform complete conversion of your offline data file created in the latest Outlook versions, including MS Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, and 2002.