Conversion of OST after Error Exchange OST is Not an Outlook Data File

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“Does anyone know how to fix the error Exchange .OST is not an outlook data file? Each time I open Outlook OST file, I am presented with this error message and my work is halted by this. I have tried several ways to get rid of it but failed. Kindly someone help me”

Sometimes queries like above can be seen in certain forums. If you are also having same issue, then read underlying section to get solution for the same question which has been asked above and get access to inaccessible Outlook OST file. In reality, the error Exchange OST is not an Outlook data file occurs when OST file is corrupted. In such instances, one can take beneficial assistance from manual procedure i.e. OST Integrity Check tool. This is the free application offered my Microsoft Outlook to fix issues related to OST. But it has limitation; it only performs basic level of scanning and does not help in case of severe OST file corruption. At the same time, OST Integrity Check tool is not available for Outlook version after 2010. So to eliminate Exchange OST is not an Outlook data file error, you need to download OST to PST Converter software.

Why OST file display Exchange OST is not an Outlook data file error message?

You should have an idea why Outlook OST display Exchange OST is not an Outlook data file error message so that resolution for the same can be discovered accordingly and fixed for unwanted corruption issues. The first cause for OST file corruption is virus infection; Viruses will damage whole integrity of Outlook OST file and make its content unreadable. OST file can also display several error messages due to oversizing. In case Microsoft OST file grows beyond its size limit, then it will go in inaccessible state. Other than this, OST file fails to display its contents due to power failure or improper system shut down when OST file opened or inappropriate way of closing OST file and so on.

Tool to overcome the error Exchange OST is not an Outlook data file:

Yodot OST to PST Converter is the most trusted software that helps users to convert OST to PST which display Exchange OST is not an Outlook data file error and allow you to extract complete data from it. It contains self-instructed steps which are easily managed by even non-technical users. The attractive part of this software is that it will show you preview of recovered items from converted OST file, which will give you a clear cut idea about how OST file data can be accessed after conversion. One can convert corrupted as well as healthy OST to PST file format and view information from it. It has the capability to convert even password protected OST to PST. During OST file conversion, it will not touch original OST file; it just takes the information from it and creates new and accessible PST file. Many users have used this application to resolve OST file Exchange error object could not be found, OST is already in use by the maximum number of applications, service specific error 0 (0x0) in ost file, OST file cannot be accessed, OST file not found and many such error message which will appear at the time of viewing information from it on Windows computer.

Instructions to convert OST file to PST after Exchange OST is Not an Outlook Data File error:

  • Download Yodot OST to PST Converter software and install it on your computer
  • Run the software  and choose OST file that you want to convert using two options which are “Open OST File”, “Find OST File” from main screen
  • Hit on “Next” to move to next screen. Browse a location on computer hard drive where you want to save converted OST file
  • Press on “Convert” button to start scanning process
  • Software starts converting OST file and once it is done; you will get a pop up message like “OST file conversion completed”
  • Preview OST file and then visit the location where you have saved it

Useful Advises:

  • Keep on deleting unwanted items from Outlook OST file to get rid of corruption due to oversize issue
  • Scan your computer with antivirus software as soon as you download any email, file or folder from internet

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