When you are performing some task on Outlook and your Outlook is connected with Exchange, but you could not access your OST file on your own desktop just because of Exchange Server fails. And, suddenly you realise that all data is very valuable for you. It seems to be a very fearsome situation and most of the users face this kind of scenario. However, there are a number of reasons responsible for such type of problems such as OST file corruption, OST file is in orphan stage or damage Outlook programs. Therefore, in this review, we will elaborate a proficient software named as SysTools OST to PST Converter. It is capable to recover data from the corrupted OST file very nimbly.
About OST to PST Converter Utility:
A OST to PST File Converter utility
can restore deleted data items that removed by the users accidentally or intentionally from OST files. The added advantage of this tool; it can repair and restore corrupt Outlook NST file that cannot be recovered by many other tools. Moreover, it ensures the folder hierarchy and metadata after the recovery process. There are no file size constraint, users allow to repair a number of orphan Outlook data file .ost. Furthermore, OST repair utility is compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2016 and all its below versions.
Steps For Installation Process OST to PST Converter tool takes very least download and installation time. Hence, it will hardly take a minute to download and configure in the system. Here, all the installation steps are mentioned with their appropriate screenshots. So, users will have a clear insight about the software installation procedure. For this review, software has been configured on a Windows 10 Operating system. Now, let’s get started with the download procedure:
1.Open the SysTools official website. Here, select OST to PST Converter tool from the list of different tools. Users have two options, either it can download the Demo version or purchase a licensed version of the software. Demo version comes up with certain limitations; only repair 25 items per folder OST data and convert into PST, HTML, Office 365, MSG, or EML file. Although, users can try first demo version and if they find software is reliable, then they can buy the full version.
2. Once you download the executable file, click on ost-recovery.exe. A welcome page will open as shown in the screenshot. Click on Next.
3. It will redirect to the next page, read License Agreement and select “I accept the agreement” radio button. Then, click Next.
4. Now, software automatically picks a location for the installation. Moreover, click on Browse, if you want to modify the destination location where software should install, otherwise leave it. Click Next.
5. On the next page, users can select the folder where software shortcut will create by clicking on Browse. Then, click Next.
6. Click on Install to continue with the installation, or click Back if you want to change any settings or review.
7. Finally, the software is installed on the local system. Now, users can perform the OST to PST Converter method smoothly.
Working of OST to PST Converter Tool
The user-friendly interface of tool makes the entire process so straightforward. In the software execution, there is no requirement of technical knowledge. Hence, any user can easily operate the software without any troublesome. In this review, the working of OST Repair tool is explained with the help of self-explanatory screenshots, that are very easy to understand:
1. Double-click on the OST to PST Converter software shortcut, a Check for Prerequisites dialog box will appear. The motive is to check the system meets all the prerequisites or not. If the status of prerequisites shows positive, then click on OK
2. After that, click Add File that is present at the top-left corner of software panel. A Select Path dialog box will pop-out on the screen as shown in the screenshot.
3. From the dialog box, click on “…” from the corresponding Select File field. It will redirect to the next dialog box named as Open.
4. Select the file that has .ost file extension and click on Open.
5. Once the file path is selected, click on Add File. Here, Advance Scan option is offer by the software. It can be used when the corruption rate is very high in OST file.
6. After, clicking Add File, a scanning process will begin. The Scanning box displays File name, Size in KB and a graphical meter that shows the status of running scanning process.
7. After the completion of scanning, a message will pop-out to save scan file. If users want to keep a copy of scanning, click Yes
, otherwise select No
8. The desired Outlook data files will be loaded on the software panel and can be viewed under Folder List.
9. Software offers to select individual folders and can preview the selected data file along with its attachment on the software screen. After that, click Export
10. It redirects to Export Option page. Users can select any of the file formats in which a resultant file will import. Here, Outlook supported PST option is selected. After that, click on Advanced Settings.
11. Software provides some advanced features while migrating to .pst format. Below, the following options are mentioned:
PST Split Option: A user can enter the desired size in the corresponding fields. So, when the PST file reached to the mentioned size, it will split into multiple parts according to it. By this option, users can prevent the Personal Storage Table ( or PST) with the corruption.
Date Filter Option
: Users are able to convert only specific data to PST format with the help of date filter. So, no time will be wasted on converting entire mailbox. Categories: From this, users can select multiple mailbox items such as Mails, Journals, Notes, and so on. Once the appropriate information is filled in the suitable boxes, click on Save.
12. Pick a folder where the output file will be exported or directly create a new folder with the help of Make New Folder. Click OK.
13. After Selecting all the fields, click on the Export button to continue the process.
14. The Exporting display screen will show Folder name, Item Count, and Destination Path.
15. Once the process is over, a message will appear that shows “Export process completed successfully
”. Click on OK
16. The Export Report will pop-out on the screen that displays Success Count and Fail Count too. To store the report in the machine, click on Save
17. From the Save As, the file will automatically store as a CSV file format that can be easily accessed with Microsoft Excel. Click on Save.
18. At last, a message will display that the Export Report will save at the selected location.
19. Finally, import the resultant file in the Outlook program with the help of Import and Export Wizard and view all the recovered items.
The Observational Verdict
SysTools OST to PST Converter Tool is one of the most adept and trustworthy software that can repair corrupted offline folder file (or OST) and restore data in four different file formats. It also assures to recover .ost file data in the absence of its supporting email program. This review, highly suggested it to those users who have their crucial information in the damaged OST file, as it provides a satisfactory result.