How to Export Outlook OST to PST?

“I got a problem with my Outlook. As I open Outlook that I have configured to work in offline mode I get error message saying OST file cannot be opened. One of my friends suggested me to delete this corrupted OST file on system and download a new copy from Exchange Server. But, the problem is if I delete this OST file that is corrupt I will lose some important stuff, which is yet to be updated in the Server mailbox. Can anyone suggest me how to resolve the issue and access mail data from this corrupt OST file?”

This kind of issues may be resolved by exporting contents of corrupted OST file to new PST file. Exporting OST file to PST will not only resolves the issue but also ensures complete access to all mail items from OST file. But, before knowing how to do that, let us see some similar instances in which OST file gets damaged and becomes inaccessible:

  • Synchronization errors between Outlook OST and Exchange Server
  • OST file being incorrectly configured on Outlook
  • Malfunctioning of Outlook due to missing of program files like .dll, .srs, etc.
  • Use of outdated antivirus on system, incorrect Windows OS update and other software conflicts
  • Formation of bad sector on hard drive at the location where OST file is saved

When Outlook OST file turns unreadable due to damage then it may display number of error messages like:

  • Cannot open OST file access denied
  • This is not a valid Offline folder file
  • OST cannot be opened in Outlook

In these situations, to access data from such Outlook OST file it is recommended to convert it to healthy PST file using some unique third party software.

Software to export OST to PST:

Yodot OST to PST Converter is the excellent way to export contents of Outlook OST file to PST just in simple mouse clicks. This software can easily fix all kinds of errors with Outlook OST file as it extracts the contents and saves them in a new PST file. One can export emails, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, signature, etc. attributes from corrupted or damaged OST file to readable PST file. This converter tool can fix OST file cannot be opened error in Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000 versions. It can be effortlessly made use on Windows computers running with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS versions.

Simple steps to export OST file contents to PST file:

  • Download Yodot OST to PST Converter program on your Windows computer and install it
  • Run the utility and when main screen shows up, click on ‘Open OST File’ or ‘Find OST File’ option to choose particular OST file
  • After choosing not opening OST file, click next and commence scanning process
  • Once scanning completes, select a destination folder to save converted file and click on ‘Convert’ button
  • The process ends by displaying confirmation message like Conversion complete and now you can save this healthy PST file to mentioned location for further access

Points to Remember:

  • Avoid mistakes that may corrupt OST file in Microsoft Outlook
  • Preferably backup Outlook OST data file to overcome corruption of Outlook OST file