Convert OST File That Has Crossed Maximum Size Limit

“Hi everyone, my Outlook OST file had lots of content and I thought of converting it to PST file. Before I could convert the OST file, it got corrupted as the OST file has reached its maximum size. Now, Outlook is neither opening the file nor letting me to switch it to PST format. Is it possible to convert OST to PST after OST has reached its maximum size? Please give any appropriate suggestions to resolve this issue. Thanks in advance.”

Microsoft Outlook is the excellent email client offering its users the facility to access their mail accounts in online as well as offline mode. With Outlook Offline folder i.e.ost file, users can successfully perform tasks like send / receive mails, create contacts tasks and everything else that can be done with PST file. However, users may encounter various situations while using OST file and get into a situation where in converting the OST file to PST is the final solution to resolve the issues. One such situation is OST file reaching its maximum size limit.

OST has reached its maximum size limit:

Each Microsoft Outlook version has different storage limit for OST files created on each version. For instance, MS Office Outlook 2002 and below versions would allow its users to store only 2GB of data in OST file. Likewise, MS Outlook 2003 and 2007 version OST file can store data maximum up to 20GB and Outlook 2010 supports up to 50GB data storage. When OST files cross this limited file size, then it becomes corrupt and unusable. And whenever such OST file is tried to access, Outlook errors out saying *.ost has reached maximum size limit

How to resolve OST has reached its maximum size limit?

When Outlook OST file refuses to show its contents because it crossed the limited file size; the best method to resolve this is to run Scanost.exe, the only inbuilt integrity Check tool. It can fix the file to grater extend. But if OST file is severely corrupted, then Scanost.exe may fail to fix the problem. In such case, it is better to resolve this issue by converting corrupted OST to reusable PST file using good converter tool.

Employ Yodot OST to PST Converter tool:

The best and simplest software to fix OST file that has reached its maximum size is Yodot OST to PST Converter. This software can easily repair corrupted OST file and convert it to PST on all Windows OS based computers within few clicks. The software is equipped with high-tech repair and converting strategies to accomplish safe conversion of damaged as well as healthy Outlook OST file to accessible PST file. One can use this tool to convert Outlook OST files created on 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010 MS Office versions. Also, the program is effective to convert OST files associated with MS Exchange Server versions – 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010.

Guidelines to easily convert OST file that has reached its maximum size:

  • Download Yodot OST to PST Converter tool onto your Windows computer
  • Then install and launch the tool with the help of given instructions
  • Main screen shows two major options to select i.e. Open OST File and Find OST File
  • Click on appropriate option to browse and select OST file that has to be converted
  • Now, click on next button to start conversion process
  • Software repairs various issues of OST file and safely converts it to PST file format
  • After finishing the process, specify destination location to save this converted Outlook file
  • Your inaccessible OST file that was oversized and corrupt is now accessible in PST file format

Important Suggestions:

  • Archive your Outlook OST file items on regular basis to avoid the file from reaching its maximum size
  • Regularly remove unwanted/unused messages, notes, contacts, etc. from OST file to keep it safe
  • Make use of standard methods while accessing Outlook OST file to avoid its corruption