Microsoft Outlook consists of two file types Offline Storage Table (OST) files and Personal Storage Table (PST) files. You are able to access and modify data even in offline mode. Once you are connected to exchange server, it automatically synchronizes the changes made in OST file. However, OST files are prone to corruption so there is need to convert OST to PST Outlook 2016 in order to remove the corruption issues.
What are the reasons to export OST to PST Outlook 2016?
There are various reasons that force users to convert OST to PST on Outlook 2016. Some of the common reasons are mentioned below:
- It is impossible to backup all OST files directly
- The OST file cannot be accessed with the account
- Difficult to import Outlook items in the OST file format
- MS exchange server crash due to malicious program, power failure, etc.
- You can avoid few errors with the PST files like “’Your offline folder file could not be configured” and “The operation failed due to a registry or installation problem”.
So, it is necessary to export OST to PST files in order to minimize the corruption issues in Outlook files. You should try few easy manual tricks to convert OST to PST files. Follow the given steps mentioned below:
Before we discuss the steps to covert OST files manually, you should know these points. Make sure that these points are available:
- You are using same system on which OST file is created
- Microsoft Exchange Server is connected
- You should have healthy OST files
Method to convert OST file to PST file on Outlook 2016
- Launch Microsoft Outlook on your computer.
- On the top of the screen, click on File > Open > Import
- Select Export to a file from Import and Export Wizard and press Next
- Choose Outlook Data File (.pst) in the options and press Next to begin
- Expand the OST files listed on the Export Outlook Data File and choose the mailbox folder that you want to export to the new PST file. Press Next button to proceed.
- Browse to select the PST file which you hav created earlier and press finish button to start the actual process. Be patient it takes few minutes to convert the process.
If you are still unable to convert the OST files into PST file then you need to apply Remo Convert OST to PST tool. With the use of this software, you are able to export OST files from different versions of Windows system.