Genius Way to Convert Offline OST File to MS Outlook PST File

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With the previous editions of MS Outlook, an executable file ScanOST.exe comes inbuilt tool for recovery of corrupt OST files due to many factors like exchange abrupt shut down, power failure, virus impedance, software malfunction or failure during synchronization. But, in Outlook 2010 and onwards versions of Ms Outlook has no more inbuilt utility tool (ScanOST.exe file) to repair the corrupt or damaged data, so the only option left to deal with damage OST file is to convert the offline OST file into MS Outlook PST file format. Below we are explaining step by step process for the conversion of OST to PST file

Method 1: Migrate with OST file to MS Outlook PST File:

  1. Open your MS Outlook 2010, switch to “File” menu and click on “Open” sub menu.

  2. Now click on “Import” to select the option from the application right panel.

  3. Wizard of “Import and Export” will open, from the options select”Export to a file” then selects “Next”.

  4. In the later appeared window, click to select the “Outlook Data File (pst)” option then click on “Next” button.

  5. Now select the files and folders that need to be converted to Outlook 2010 PST File format.

  6. For subfolders, if required, you can click on the checkbox which is available with the option “Include Subfolders” then click on “Next”.

  7. Later, click on “Browse” button, to make selection of the source location of OST file.

  8. Choose the required option from the given options that asks to exclude, replace or allow redundant data from the selected file then click on “Finish” button.

  9. Locate where to store the converted OST file and click on “OK”.

  10. It ask for Password credentials , just leave the fields blank and step out after clicking “OK”.

Restraint with the Procedure: The complete process is quite protracted and prolonged. In addition, users need to gain some technical awareness as the procedure are quite complex and single mishandling with the implementation can lead to data loss.

Method 2: Shift OST mailbox elements to PST:

This is going to be an alternate solution for exporting OST files to PST file format, this is so simple way to transfer data from OST to PST format, as you need to drag the selected data one-by-one from offline files and drop them for the process. It’s simple one step drag and drop solution.

Restraint with this procedure: Though it’s a simple but time consuming methods as it cannot help you with group transfer, only one instance will be transferred on single click and the major limitation with this method is you can only move the personalized folders but you cannot be able to migrate the default folders like calendars, email, contacts, junks etc.

Method 3: Conversion with a genuine solution:

This is an effective and simple process to migrate data from OST file to Outlook PST File which commonly used by professionals and non professionals user. OST to PST Converter helps to maintain the data integrity of all the offline files while conversion in PST format. It has the capability to recover all corrupt files and folders and also able to extract the deleted data as well, if it is not overwritten. It also provides the recovery of specified period data, instead of migrating with complete OST data elements. It easily convert all OST data into PST file.

Conclusion among the above stated methods:

With the entire methods scenario we conclude, that the manually performed task is bit complex and can meet us with a severe data loss. The second method, not going to help out with the problem of data Conversion from OST to PST file format. Therefore, overall we come to the genuine solution which is quite simple and easy to perform the task by maintaining the integrity of the data in either way, whether you are professional or not.



I am professional technical writer and blogger. Writing on many concepts such as Exchange server, Windows system and email migration etc

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  1. Jay October 10, 2014 at 7:50 am

    You don’t really have to be a genius to use any Microsoft system or program

  2. jaycayden October 11, 2014 at 12:40 am

    With respect anonymous, i would like to tell you that here, we are not providing genius person to operate microsoft related issue, we are just a data recovery provider, sharing about our product. Please read the title carefully.
    Well thanks.

  3. knutazz October 20, 2014 at 8:21 am

    well i have used scanpst.exe on “myfile.ost” and “myfile.pst” whit no problems whit MS Office 2010 and 2013 whit no problems,

    i remember reading somewhere that Microsoft merged scanpst.exe and scanost.exe in to one tool after MS Office 2007, if this is true oir not i don’t know, but it works grate and it manage to restore both corrupted ost and pst files whit out problems

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