I guess, most of us use Microsoft Outlook either in personal life or professional life. Or we all know about it. And if we use Outlook, we also might know how hard it is to convert OST files to PST. But that is not correct. Converting OST files to PST is not that hard if you know the steps. To convert OST files to PST, you don't even need a conversion tool or a third party tool.
So no need to pay any dollars to any XYZ company.
So how to convert these files?
So with this article, I will tell you some free manual techniques to convert OST files to PST that too in no time.
So Keep reading.
But before telling you the techniques, I would like to discuss some of the basic
Why We Convert OST Files To PST???
Size Limit Issue
Corrupt OST Files
Corruption issue is one of the major issues due to which most of us Covert OST to PST. Corruption may occur due to many reasons like virus infection, power failure during server OST file synchronization and so on.
These all reasons may lead users to convert OST files to PST.
So How To Import OST To PST Manually???
There are three simple techniques through which you can Import OST to PST manually. These techniques are quite easy to understand and execute. You might not need to be a technical guru to execute these procedures.So let's take a look:
Technique 01: Archiving
You heard it right.
As you heard, regular archiving helps in keeping the size of data intact. So here I would suggest you
How To Do It:
- Open Outlook - Click on Tools - Options - Others - and finally scroll down and select "Auto Archive"
- And select "apply it to all folders"
- Now go to "File" and select "Archive" and then click
Technique 02: Exporting .ost Files To .pst
Exporting .ost files to .pst is one of the easiest ways to convert your OST files to PST. But the biggest problem with this is that it only converts the content part of the email. So try using
How To Do It:
- Go to "File" - click on "Options" - & then click on "Advanced"
- Click "Export"
- Now choose Outlook Data File (PST) as the exporting medium
- And click "Ok"
Technique 03: Drag & Drop
Technique 04: Using OST To PST Converter
And the final technique is by using
Being an analyst, I found this software very useful.
It can convert all your OST files to PST with great precision. Not only this, it can also convert all your emails, contacts, journals, tasks, notes, calendars etc and save them in a new PST file. Plus it is highly compatible with all versions of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Windows. Plus the user interface is also very simple and easy to understand, so even if you are a novice you can use it without any prior technical knowledge.
So these were the four techniques that you may use to convert OST files to PST. Hope you guys liked it