Question (1): What are the OST files?
Answer: OST files are generated by MS Exchange Server that stores the entire mailbox items of MS Outlook user connected with Exchange server. They are usually called as Offline Storage Table files.
Question (2): What is the importance of OST files ?
Answer: OST files are very important files as they contain the whole mailbox data. They act as backup files of user mailbox items. They help user to work also in offline mode when there is no connection between MS Outlook and MS Exchange server. When the connection between them re-established, they get synchronized with earlier files.
Question (3): How they get corrupted and damaged?
Answer: Like other sensitive files, these Outlook OST files are also very susceptible to corruption. Usually, they get corrupted due to MS Exchange server downtime, server crash, accidental user account deletion, database corruption, etc. In absence of a long duration connection between Outlook and Exchange server, they become orphaned and user cannot access his/her mailbox. OST to PST tool is helpful in this condition.
Question (4): How to repair and recover inaccessible OST files?
Answer: Corrupted, damaged or orphaned Outlook OST files cannot be accessed without converting them in the form of PST files. An effective OST to PST converter tool should be used in order to get back mailbox data stored in OST files. OST repair tool utilizes the advanced algorithm (QFSCI) to scan the orphan or inaccessible files and recover email messages and other items, so that data loss can be minimized.
Question (5): What are the specific features of OST repair tool?
Answer: OST repair tool in integrated with powerful features that are committed to retrieve every bit of data from damaged OST files. While performing recovery process, complete and intensive scan of the OST file is carried out to get back all the emails with their attachments. After completing scanning process, the email messages, with folders, posts, appointments, contacts, tasks, distribution lists, task requests, journals, meeting requests and notes found in the OST file are displayed in a hierarchical structure, from where you can efficiently identify email messages and save them separately to a PST file at a desired location. Furthermore, it automatically makes a profile in MS Outlook to save your emails, so you do not require importing the PST file to Outlook. Besides PST, you can save the recovered files in the form of DBX, MSG, or EML format.
Question (6): What are the platforms that OST to PST tool supports?
Answer: OST repair tool works successfully works with following platforms:
1. Microsoft Exchange 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010
2. Outlook 97, 98, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010
3. MS Outlook Express 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0.