At a work place MS Exchange server and MS Outlook collaboratively provides an efficient e-communication environment. All the mails and other mailbox data gets stored on the MS Exchange server. A unique profile is created on Exchange Server for every user which can be accessed with MS Outlook client. For each profile an ost file is automatically created on the user’s local system which is exact replica of the users mailbox on the Exchange Server. The OST file facilitates the user to work in offline mode, and gets synchronized with the Exchange Server when the internet connection is restored, to reflect the changes in one another.
Here it is to be considered that.ost file can not be accessed with the MS Outlook. When it get synchronizes with the exchange server it automatically gets converted in.pst file that is directly accessible with outlook. But what happen if in any case you can not connect with the Exchange server.
Consider a practical scenario, where you had left your job but have some of your important personal mails and data in the company’s mailbox. But now you do not have permission to access the MS Exchange Server. In such a case when you open MS Outlook and try to access the.ost file it results into the error message
Unable to open your default e-mail folder.
The file C:Documents and Settings/User Name/Local Settings Application
DataMicrosoftOutlookoutlook.ost cannot be accessed. You must connect to your MS Exchange
Server at least once before you can use your offlline folder file.
In this situation you only have the OST file that contains all your mails and data. The only way to access your desired mails and data is to convert the ost file into pst file using a third party ost pst converter, that converts the Otlook ost file into pst file that is accessible with outlook and can be stored on any disk visible to host system.
Convert OST to PST tools are fabricated to convert the damaged or inaccessible Outlook OST to PST file to make then accessible with Outlook. Such tools are very efficient, easy to use and are able to convert all the contents of the ost file (mails, tasks, notes, attachments, calendar entries, journals etc.) into pst file. Using ost to pst conversion tool individual mails can be stored in EML or MSG format. Convert OST to PST software can convert the password protected or encrypted OST file to PST file. Software supports Windows 7, VISTA, XP, 2003 and outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000.