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Top Free methods to Convert OST to PST

Published on 06 December 19

Those users who want to know about free methods to convert OST to PST. Then this is the right place for you. Here you will be provided all the required information regarding your concern. Here this blog consists of various sections- about OST and PST files, reasons for conversion, manual ways and at last free direct methods.

Let us begin with the first section of this blog

Take a look on OST and PST Files

In Microsoft Outlook, an offline file folder is an OST file that makes it possible for users to work offline. Also, it has the ability that when users connect next time then change can be synchronized with the exchange server.

In Microsoft Outlook, an open proprietary file format is the PST file that stores copies of messages, calendar events, and other items. These copies can be stored within Microsoft software like Microsoft Exchange client, Windows messaging and Microsoft Outlook.

Why We need to perform OST to PST conversion?

Here are some cases where OST file to PST file conversion will become helpful as given below-

  • When the server deleted a few Exchange mailboxes.
  • Whenever a need to back up a few mailboxes from Exchange.
  • An Exchange user wants to rebuild their OST file, but in the OST file, the user has some data that is not available.
  • Due to loss of Exchange, Network crash, etc., EDB files are unavailable.

So these all are the cases where we need to make the conversion from OST file to PST so that these cases can be resolved. Now, let us begin to understand the free manual ways for this migration process.

How to Convert OST to PST in Outlook 2016 with Two Free Ways?

There are two free methods to Convert OST to PST given below. Follow these methods:

Notice: These methods can be executed by connecting to Microsoft Exchange Server.

Free Method 1: Export Mailbox Data as a PST

Log in to the Exchange account used to build Outlook OST files. And the easy way is to export the OST mailboxes to PSTas given below:

  • Initially, navigate to the File tab and go to >> Open&Export and then press click on the Import&Export option.

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  • Then hit Export to a file option and click on Next.

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  • Next, go to the Outlook Data File (.pst) option then hit Next.

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  • Choose folder to export to PST and hit Next.

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  • Browse for the path to save the exported file(PST) and select Do not export duplicate items option for duplicate items.

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This will save you OST file data into PST format.

Free Method 2: Using Archiving method

Outlook emails are saved from the OST file in a separate PST file thus allowing archiving. In fact, it helps to keep the mailbox size at an optimal level by storing the older mailbox items in the archive folder. Follow the simple steps to generate a mailbox file and save it to the desired location:

  • Start the Outlook application first.
  • Visit File tab >>Options.
  • Go to Advanced >>Auto Archive Settings option.
  • Choose the number of days to auto-archive. Select the folder and finally click OK to save the archive file.
  • Your OST file will be saved in the PST file format as per archiving.

Your OST file will be archived as a PST file. But these PST files will be imported to Outlook Database next. Some steps are given below:

Steps to import newly created PST file into Outlook Database

  • Launch Microsoft Outlook first.
  • Choose a new Outlook Data File (.pst) that is created by the above methods.
  • At last, drag the newly created PST mailbox folder to Outlook.

So these all are free ways to convert OST to PST. But these methods have some limitations. Some mail data can be lost during the conversion process. There may be chances for duplicate content. Also, it is a time-consuming process that results in some errors in the output.

Therefore, to avoid these complications you can try free online available OST to PST Converter utility that provide you free demo version. So, that you can have an idea about the utility. You can find the tool on google where you only have to search the best ost to pst converter. And you will see the different utility. These tools will help in migrating OST files to PST quickly without losing any data. You can pick any one.

Final Thoughts!!

We have mentioned about OST and PST file first, then we have discussed reasons for conversion. After that, we provided two free methods to convert OST to PST that can be performed manually or you can try direct methods as explained above.

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  1. 10 November 21

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  3. 20 October 21

    Ok but as you have seen above, the manual processes take more users precious time for converting OST files into PST format. Moreover, there are more chances of data loss. So, if you want to export your OST file with 100% accuracy, download MailsDaddy OST to PST Converter. To know more, visit here:-

  4. 19 October 21

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  5. 13 January 21

    You can try the Cigati OST Converter tool to export the OST file into PST and many other email client file format with all its attachemnts.

  6. 29 June 20

    Download SysBud OST to PST Converter tool to migrate data from OSTto PST file format efficiently. The tool keeps remains the same folder hierarchy and data integrity of the OST mailboxes in Outlook PST format. It helps to easily retrieve all damage and inaccessible OST file and export them into PST file format. The utility is able to quickly convert multiple OST files into PST file without any alteration. The application supports all versions of MS Outlook and can be installed on all Windows OS. For more:-

  7. 21 May 20

    I would like to thanks the SysOZ OST to PST Converter software team because this software is very nice and very safe tool also perform very fast. This tool does not bring any changes in the data my data was recovered and no changes were made in my data after the conversion. This tool also provides the features to split the PST data into smaller bits and also shows the preview of the conversion. The best about this tool is that I can convert my data into various formats like PST, EML, MSG, MBOX, vCal, vCard etc. Read More:

  8. 13 May 20

    If you are looking for FREE OST to PST Converter, then I will clear you that, there is no FREE tools are available in market for OST to PST Converter !!! but I will recommend you can also try ZOOK OST to PST Converter.This tool helps to convert all files of emails, attachments, calendar entries etc. stored in original form. The tool enables user to access orphaned, IMAP, cached, crashed OST file into PST format which allows user to open OST file in Outlook. It has numerous advance features which enables user to perform the conversion from offline storage OST files into PST format in couple of clicks. The tool can easily support all the latest versions of Microsoft Outlook i.e. Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, etc.Users can also test and check the capability of the utility which offers to convert 25 items from each folder of OST files into PST format without losing any data. Explore More:-

  9. 25 February 20

    Use ATS OST to PST converter application. It gives you a 100% accurate result. You can convert your single as well as multiple files in a safe manner. Before the actual conversion, you can also see the preview of the recovered mailbox, then convert the data into multiple file formats like PST, EML,vCal, vCard, MBOX, HTML. This application helps you to convert your lost and permanently deleted data. It supports all the version of MS Outlook such as 97, 98, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and also provide 24*7 technical support to the user. Read More Info:

  10. 18 February 20

    Try this Regain OST to PST Converter tool and easily Convert your OST file to PST file format in just few clicks.

  11. 29 January 20

    Thanks for the information...

  12. 22 January 20

    Try VOOK OST to PST Converter to switch the bulk corrupted, damaged, cached OST files to PST format. It is compatible with all the MS Outlook editions such as Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, etc. It offers the users to export the batch files at once with all the attachments embedded in it. Explore more at:-

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