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    Offline OST file is a medium, which allows to access the Exchange mailbox folders on a local machine. It can also be accessed by another account that was only created. Even if users want to access the OST file on different location via Outlook client and it is only possible to export an OST file to PST in Outlook 2010 / 2013. In addition, when Outlook is configured with Microsoft Exchange then, OST files are generated. On the other hand, PST file is created when MS Outlook works independently without connecting to the Server. Therefore, in the following section, we are going to discuss different methods to Convert OST file to PST Format and much more details.

    User’s Query While Using Outlook Offline OST File

    Every daya many Outlook users face several issues while accessing these .ost files, which annoy them. Some of the frequently observed queries of users include here and leter on described how to convert ost file to pst in Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 etc.

    "Yesterday I have tried to open MS Outlook and suddenly I get an error message that it cannot open an OST file and then, when I click OK button the error message to be closed without opening the app. Even I tried it again but still OST files cannot be opened and encounter an error message again. Kindly suggest my any relevent solution to resolve such type of errors."

    Sometimes many users have tried to update their offline OST files but due to some reason, they are not capable to load multiple data files directly. Therefore, most of users want to switch their .ost files into PST format without any kind of data loss. Please recommend a suitable."

    Manual Way to Export OST data to PST format

    To grant permission to offline OST mailbox items, it is necessary to convert OST file to PST file in Outlook 2013. To do the same, some of them are as follows:

    Workaround#1: Archive Method

    Archive feature is used in Outlook mail client to copy mailbox folders to PST format. It can migrate all items of OST file to Outlook PST. This process could be accomplished in given below steps:

    1. Launch MS Outlook and then, open an OST file from which data can be exported
    2. Go to File tab, select an option Info, and then, click the CleanUp Tools
    3. After this, choose Archive button
    4. Under the Archive dialog box, select all folder(s) or file(s) that needs to be archived
    5. Next, select the destination location to save the archived data on computer
    6. In last, Click Finish button to accomplish the export process

    Workaround#2: Export or Import Wizard

    Migration of OST file to PST format is the most efficient solutions and offers one such option i.e. OST to PST converter. To complete the export procedure follow below-mentioned steps:

    1. First of all, open Outlook 2013 application

    2. Go to File menu and then, choose Import & Export option

    3. Now, the Import and Export wizard is opened and then, select an option Export to a file

    4. After this, choose Outlook data file (.pst) from the preferred storage options

    5. Make sure that you must have select ‘Include subfolders’ checkbox

    6. Click on finish to proceed further

    Once the Import and export procedure has been accomplished, MS Outlook will start to convert all elements of OST file to PST format unless an existing Outlook PST that is password protected needs to be selected.

    • If the migration process is done for existing password-protected data then, enter the valid password to the dialog box that tells ‘Outlook data file password’ and click OK button

    • Else, if a user wants to provide password to the PST file, fill appropriate password in ‘Create Outlook data file’ dialog box and then, click Ok. Afterwards, Outlook data file password dialog box appears and then, enter the password and then, press OK

    If the mailbox data is available in .pst file at once then, it can easily transfer to a new location in an external storage drive.

    If above-stated solution gets fail then, one can go for professional software named as SoftwarePro OST to PST Converter. It is one guaranteed approach that helps to convert .ost file into PST format. Also, it performs the conversion procedure without any kind of data loss.

    Wrapping Up

    All possible measures on how to convert OST file to PST format in Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, etc., are discussed in this blog. In case, if above solutions become failed then, users can opt an automated approach. It is an amazing solution to export all items from Offline OST file to PST format without any difficulty.

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