Written by: Ilia
Data recovery specialist, guest author, journalist.
Examples of various options for converting from the OST format of data from Outlook 365, Exchange Server and Outlook.com to PST format of Microsoft Outlook information databases.
When storing information in Outlook 365, Exchange Server and Outlook.com in the OST format, you may need to export information to the Microsoft Outlook database and format it as a PST file. These can be important informational records, such as correspondence contact lists or notes. The same need can potentially arise when saving information in Microsoft Outlook if there is a malfunction associated with identifying a client on the Exchange Server or on the Windows Domain Controller.
However, Microsoft programs do not support conversion of information resources.
What do we do then?
It is possible to use one of the two conversion methods:
1. Online OST -> PST conversion service
To use this method, you must first follow this link https://www.ost2pstset.com/online/. and then follow the steps to complete the conversion process:
- select the source file for formatting;
- enter your email address;
- enter captcha characters;
- press “Next”;
- complete the payment;
- the file converted into the PST format is downloaded
The service is supported by any operating system with a browser: Windows, iOS, Android, MacOS and others.
Prerequisite for correct operation: the size of the source files should not exceed 4 GB.
2. OST2PST Set information conversion program
In order to use this method, you need to first follow the link https://www.ost2pstset.com/ and then download the latest available version of the OST2PST Set program. Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows operating system on the user's computer with the Microsoft Outlook email client installed as a desktop version. Other versions - Office 365, Office for Mac, etc. - do not allow users to save converted information.
Data is then converted according to the instructions.
Advantages of the OST2PST Set information resource file converter as compared to the online service:
- ability to select the necessary files and directories for easy conversion;
- conversion of information into the required formats: MSG, EML, TXT.
- conversion of files with errors, as well as of corrupted files;
- ability to restore elements previously deleted from folders (Forensic Mode).
Choosing the best method for you will depend on the number of files and the size of the source OST file. For one-time conversion of small information files, it is better to use the online OST to PST conversion service. If you need to convert a lot of files or large files, the OST2PST Set program will work the best.
No matter which of the above methods you choose, you are not going to experience any difficulties when converting your files.