Can Outlook Recovery Wizard recover ost files?

October 26th, 2012 Atie Uhan

This article describes the possibility of recovering ost files with Outlook Recovery Wizard by transforming ost to pst files . Converting ost files to the pst format is actually the only solution to the problem of recovering corrupted ost files.

Why recover an ost file?

The ost format is the format of Microsoft Outlook files, which are also known as MS Outlook offline folders. Offline folder files store encrypted data from MS Exchange Server, allowing users to work offline and synchronize data with the server when actively connected. Ost files are usually called for in an environment with a limited or unreliable Internet connection. Removing (changing) the account under which the ost file was created or Exchange Server failure corrupts the ost file. Even if the account is recreated, the ost file can’t be reused, so the emails, notes, tasks, and contacts saved there will be lost. The problem of recovering ost files can be solved using Outlook Recovery Wizard, which allows you to convert ost to pst files, thus restoring their contents.

Using Outlook Recovery Wizard as an ost/pst converter for the recovery of ost files

As has already been mentioned, Outlook Recovery Wizard can not only repair pst files but also can recover ost files by converting them from ost to pst format. That is why Recovery Wizard can rightly be called an ost/pst converter.

Ost files can be recovered as easily as pst files can be repaired, because Outlook Recovery Wizard is very easy to use and requires no special training. All the user has to do is to specify the corrupted ost file in the Source field with the help of a menu selector (the Browse button). The user should also specify a location for the pst file, the result of the recovery, in the Target field, as well as its format (the new 2003 Unicode format or the old 97-2002 non-Unicode format). The pst repair utility then scans a copy of the ost file that is stored on your PC, and displays the contents of the corrupted ost file in a special viewer (in the demo version the time of displaying the contents is limited). After the conversion from ost to pst, the result will be a functional pst file with data from the converted ost file. Having converted the ost to a pst file, you can connect this personal folder file to MS Outlook and pull all the necessary information out of it.

Warning! Before you recover an ost file, don’t forget to make a backup copy.

This article describes the possibility of recovering ost files with Outlook Recovery Wizard by transforming ost to pst files . Converting ost files to the pst format is actually the only solution to the problem of recovering corrupted ost files.

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