How to Shift OST to PST File?

“Can someone tell me how to shift OST to PST file? I want to convert my OST file to PST file. But I don’t know the exact procedure of shifting OST to PST file. It contains all of my significant information related to my project work, that’s why I am hesitating to apply unknown methods to shift OST to PST file. Please someone suggest me the correct procedure to shift OST to PST file. Thanks in advance…..”

Microsoft Outlook is an efficient email client that widely used among various organizations including professional and normal users. It maintains data under two data files such as OST and PST (Personal Storage Table). PST file is used to store all Outlook information like your mails, contacts, calendars and more on online mode. Whereas, OST file is an offline data storage area which helps users to access Outlook data even when internet connection is not available. However, sometimes user may wish to shift OST file to PST file. In such case, you can do it manually by applying following procedure.

  • Open Microsoft Outlook
  • Go to File menu and click on Import and Export Wizard
  • Then, select Export to a File (.pst) option
  • After that, Click on “Next” button
  • Next, Select the PST file that has to be shifted
  • Later, Select the destination location to save the Shifted PST file
  • Finally, click on “Finish” button

By using above procedure, you can shift OST to PST file simply. But if you are getting errors like “not reachable to read OST file data”,” unable to open” means your OST file might corrupt due to various reasons. You have to use OST to PST file conversion software in order to access your OST file data. Before going to know more about OST to PST file conversion software just know the reasons that may lead to OST file corruption.

  • There may be a chance for the OST file corruption when old Sever is upgraded to new
  • Insufficient space( If OST file crosses its maximum size limit) is also one of the main reasons for OST file corruption
  • If any interruption occur while synchronizing OST file with Exchange Server can cause to OST file corruption
  • Incorrect import or export of OST file process can cause its corruption
  • Missing of Outlook associate files such as .dll, . srs, etc also tend to OST file damage

When these situations occur, Outlook users may lose access permissions to OST file. To overcome all these OST file corruption issues, you have to shift that corrupt OST file to PST file. Uncountable best conversion tools are available to shift OST to PST file, If you want to convert OST to PST file within a short period of time by simply applying 2 to 3 steps, then use Yodot OST to PST Converter software.

Software to shift OST to PST file:

Yodot OST to PST Converter software is the best one to shift OST to PST file on windows system. The read only feature of this application converts your Outlook OST file to PST file without altering to its original content. User friendly interface of this tool allows user to operate it easily without having technical knowledge. It is free from viruses and it will effectively shift corrupt or inaccessible Outlook OST file to healthy PST within limited period of time. Also, it helps to convert oversized OST file to PST file in Outlook 2002 and other versions such as Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010. This program can easily retrieve vital emails and other info from damaged OST file. Along with damaged OST file, it will guide you to convert healthy OST file to PST file. It can also assist you to restore attachments, sent items, notes, calendars, rules, alerts, etc. from inaccessible OST file by shifting it to PST file. This utility is compatible to run on all versions of Windows operating system such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Procedure to shift OST to PST file:

  • Download and install Yodot OST to PST Converter software on your Windows system
  • Run the application and follow onscreen instructions in order to shift OST file to PST file
  • From main screen, you will get two options such as “Open OST file” and “Find OST file”. Click on Open OST File if you know the exact location of OST file or hit on Find OST File if you don't know the location, choose any option according to your requirement
  • Later, browse for destination location where converted PST file has to be stored
  • Next, click on “Convert” button to start shifting process
  • As soon as shifting process is completed it will display confirmation message that the process is completed successfully on Windows system


  • Terminate MS Outlook application before shifting process
  • Always keep backup of Outlook OST file to avoid any unexpected situations of file corruption