The need of owing an eminent email client is undeniable in today’s fast-paced world. Every important communication or exchange of information is relied on emails. Emails keep the data safe and maintain a record of recent exchange of information. Out of the entire email clients available in the market currently, MS Outlook is the most widely used.
Due to its ease of use, availability and wide range of functions, maximum numbers of people rely on MS Outlook for their professional as well as personal use. It lets the user work offline as well. Offline Storage Table (OST) files enable the user to send or receive emails even if there is less or no internet connectivity. OST files synchronize changes with Exchange Server as and when it finds internet connectivity. OST files serve as backup also by storing entire user mailbox.
There are instances when user accidently deletes his mailbox, and OST files comes in handy in performing recovery. However, during extreme corruption issues, virus attacks, system crashes, user tends to lose entire data along with backup. At such moments, one needs to perform recovery by converting OST to PST file format.
Microsoft has provided certain inbuilt tools such as Scanost.exe or OST integrity tool that works specifically on corrupt OST file. These perform a deep scan, diagnose and repair the damaged files. Scanost.exe scans the mailbox, Exchange server, and compares the items, folders in each. To recover files by using Scanost.exe, exit the Outlook if it is running and start the tool. It asks you to select the profile and to connect or work offline. Select the options you wish to and start the scan process.
This tool cannot change any information; rather it records the difference between OST files and Exchange Server in a log that can be analyzed later. Scan log identifies the problems that scanost.exe cannot fix and solves to it to some limit. Integrity check tool checks the OST file for errors. These inbuilt tools require in depth technical knowledge as well as time and experience. Performing OST Recovery may get difficult. Many times, no matter how much people try they fail in recovering entire OST folder.
Hence, using third party software is preferred. OST to PST software is a quality-oriented tool that helps you to recover data of Outlook OST objects, such as contacts, attachments, appointments, journal, tasks, events, etc with utmost ease and precision. Not only does the utility perform OST repair but also converts corrupt OST files into readable PST format. It uses set of advanced scanning algorithms that leave no stone unturned to repair even severely damaged OST files.
OST files enable users to work offline and serve as backup as well. Due to virus attacks or several similar actions, OST files get corrupt along with the user mailbox. Usage of inbuilt tools does not confirm the entire OST recovery. Hence, OST to PST software is third party tool that effectively recovers entire corrupt OST folder within few minutes. It performs fast and effective recovery keeping the format intact.