Both OST and PST files are used in Outlook. PST Stands for Personal Storage Table and OST stands for Offline Storage Table. As the name suggests, Offline Storage Table records Exchange Server data. OST file can be used when there is no connectivity to the server. On the other side, PST files are used for email data storage in the system, including contacts, calendar, tasks, notes etc. OST is used to perform ‘cached’ storage and PST for ‘actual’ storage.
There are different reasons to convert OST files into PST format. Here are some of the important causes –
Here’s how to perform OST to PST migration manually. Follow one of these methods to access OST files.
With the help of this method, you can easily convert files from OST to PST and save files into Excel and CSV format. Follow these steps to export OST files.
Use this method to export data to PST file. Here are the steps –
This method can help you convert all the OST data, excluding Contacts.
With this method, you can move OST mailbox items into new PST data.
Note – It won’t allow you choose Contacts, Inbox etc. or other default folder to export into PST format. All you need to copy folder.
If these manual procedures take time and seem difficult, Regain OST to PST converter is another alternative to safely transfer files. It is very user-friendly tool to migrate OST data in several other formats like MSG, EML etc. Here are some of the vital features –