Can you Convert an OST File to a PST File?

Can an Outlook OST file be converted to PST file? Is there any way to transfer mail data from OST file to PST? If yes, please help me out...

Most of the times Outlook user who leaves their present company and wants to take their email, contacts, calendars and other attributes with them does two things unknowingly. One is deleting Outlook exchange account from the profile and other one is they take OST file without realizing that it can be opened only with the account that created it.

If you have deleted Exchange account accidentally, you can restore the account if your Windows OS supports system restore. How to do that? Get help from your system Administrator or follow these steps. First of all, Open the system restore tool. In Windows 7 it is Start menu→Program→Accessories→system tool. Enter %systemroot%\system32\rstrui.exe in Start menu or Start search field. Then select a date just before the profile was deleted. When Windows system restarts, account will be recovered and you can move or export the content of OST file to PST. Later on you can erase the account or run restore again to return back to old state made before the restore. But most of the times, Outlook OST users may end up damaging the file in attempt to do changes with mail account.

Other scenarios that damage Outlook OST file are listed below:

  • Incorrect way of migrating older Outlook version to newer one, wrong configuration of Outlook could severely corrupt OST file
  • While synchronizing Outlook OST file data to Exchange Server there should be proper internet connection. If there is any interruption then it lead to synchronization error and further OST damage
  • Exchange Server can sometimes crash due to virus attack or any other reason which will interrupt synchronization process
  • Other conditions like sudden termination of Outlook due to malfunctioning, incorrect Preference settings, etc. may result in corruption of Outlook OST file

When your OST turns unreadable due to damage in above conditions, Outlook users naturally think can OST file be converted to PST without any data loss.

Yes, it is very simple to convert OST into PST file:

Yodot OST to PST Converter software can efficiently convert OST file to PST file on various versions of Windows operating system. This program will repair Outlook PST file that is damaged severely and restores emails, attachments, contacts, sent items, notes, calendars and everything from unreadable OST file into healthy PST file. You can change corrupt OST to PST file in MS Outlook 2000, Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 versions. Additionally, it has ability to recover mails from OST file after exchange crash and save it in PST file format. After conversion, all Outlook attributes would retain their original quality without any hassle and you can access your attributes from new PST file. This app works fine on Windows 10, Window 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.

Procedure to convert OST to PST file:

  • Download and install Yodot OST to PST Converter tool on Windows computer
  • Launch it to start with conversion process
  • On main screen click on 'Open OST File' if you know correct location of Outlook OST file to be converted
  • Otherwise hit on 'Find OST File' option to search for OST file
  • After selecting your OST file click Next button
  • Select desired location to save converted OST file
  • Then, click 'Convert' button
  • Now the utility will transfer entire contents of OST file into new PST file and displays a message after successful conversion
  • Finally, import this PST file to your Outlook to see the mail data intact

Prominent Points:

  • Terminate MS Outlook application before conversion process
  • Hit on 'File' and choose 'Exit option to close Outlook, instead of clicking on ‘Close’ button