Outlook- One of the major E-mail client is used worldwide for its outstanding features. The E-mail application arranges our task, calendar, mails and other data in a proper manner. All this data is stored in Data files OST and PST.
What are PST and OST files?
As stated above all our Outlook mails, calendar events, contacts, tasks, journals are stored in data files. PST (Personal Storage Table) is the file that stores it. When it comes to OST or Offline Storage Table it is same as .pst except it allows us to read mails offline and store our data when synchronized with MS Exchange Server.
Why Convert OST to PST?
Well when someone left an organization, he/she needs contacts, mails, attachments and other important data which is stored in OST file. So to link get all data with new account OST needs to be converted in PST and remember not to delete the exchange profile.
Methods to Convert OST to PST file
You can convert OST files to PST by these methods
Method 1: Sending Files through Mail
So if the data in your OST file is low or you want to select only specific mails and contacts you can forward them to your personal mail and then retrieve from personal mail to MS outlook. You can also send items as
• Right click on the files you want to send.
• Select save as Outlook format and compress the files
• Send Zip folder to mail
Method 2: Transfer OST Data to New PST file
• Open Outlook and Go to Menu
• Click on File >>Account settings
• Click on New, the New PST file will be created
Now select data from OST which you want to carry and paste it to this newly created PST file.
Method 3: OST to PST Software
You can also use third party software to convert OST files to PST files. This OST to PST converter allows you to convert all mails, contacts, notes, calendar event, attachments in new pst file. The OST tool supports MS Outlook 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010/2013 and 2016 and is compatible with all editions of Windows Operating System up to windows 10. You can save your files in RTF, MSG, EML, HTML or PDF format.