MS Outlook 2016 OST File to PST File

MS Outlook cannot access corrupted OST file since its properties will be altered. There are numerous reasons for the corruption of Outlook 2016 OST file, some of them are: Virus or Malware attack, error in network connection, which leads to termination of Synchronization process with Exchange Server, hard drive failure due to bad sectors on the drive making your OST file read only or show some unknown error message while accessing and abnormal termination of Outlook because of accidental closing or power failure can corrupt the file easily.

If you are prone to any of the above mentioned cases, here are few manual ways to easily transfer Outlook 2016 OST file to PST.

Case1: Archiving can convert data from Outlook 2016 OST to PST. It is the process of moving data to safe location as backup.

Open MS Outlook 2016 and click on 'File' option then 'Archive'. Choose the file or folder to Archive and browse for location to save Archived file in PST. Click on Finish.

Case2: Exporting Outlook 2016 OST file to PST is another method of moving information from OST to PST. Follow the below mentioned steps:

Open Outlook 2016, go to 'File' and select 'Import and Export'. Click on 'Export to a file' and select PST format. Press on Finish.

Case3: Moving items to new PST

Create new PST file in your profile and drag the folders you want to move to PST file. This process will preserve custom views and forms published to folder.

Note: Dragging default folders such as Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, etc. can bring up a message that you cannot move default folder. Instead the content will be copied with the folder named as Inbox (1), Calendar (1), Contacts (1), Task (1) and so on.

Case4: If you don't have many items, you can email them to your personal email address. Select the item, right click and choose Forward. If you have many, drag them to a folder in My Documents then zip the folder and email it

Sometimes manual conversion of Outlook 2016 OST to PST file may not be the solution for corrupted files. You may have to convert the corrupt OST file of Outlook 2016 to readable PST and third party tool available online assists you to do the same with ease. One such is Yodot OST to PST Converter.

Reliable features of the software:

Yodot OST to PST Converter software can convert Outlook 2016 OST file to PST on various versions of Windows operating system. This program can easily retrieve emails, and other information from corrupt OST file. It helps to restore attachments, contacts, sent items, notes, calendars from unreadable OST file by converting it into healthy PST file. After conversion, all Outlook attributes would retain their original quality and can access attributes from new PST file. This app can also convert old OST to PST file on different operating systems like Windows 10, Window 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Window XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. You can change corrupt OST to PST file in MS Outlook 2000, Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 versions along with Outlook 2016.

Suggested note: By using latest Yodot product called Move Outlook PST, you can sophisticatedly transfer Outlook from one desktop to another when you exchange your desktop with new laptop.

How to use the product?

  • Install and launch Yodot OST to PST Converter tool after successful download to start with conversion process
  • On main screen click on 'Open OST File' if you know correct location of Outlook OST file
  • Otherwise hit on 'Find OST File' option and search the damaged Office 2016 OST file
  • After selecting the file click on 'Convert' option
  • Now utility starts to convert entire OST file to PST and displays a message after successful conversion
  • Finally select desired location to save new and healthy PST file

Important Points:

  • Apply proper procedure to synchronize OST file with Exchange Server
  • Do not press on 'X' mark while closing Outlook 2016; instead hit on 'File' and choose 'Exit option