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How to Convert OST to PST?

"The Article is discussed about the different techniques to perform the OST to PST Conversion. Choose the best method that suits you perfectly to convert OST to PST Format."

In most of the organization the current employees of the company who are now leaving the organization want to take their outlook data including Emails, Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks etc. with them. For that they take the Exchange OST file with them without knowing that this file can only be used with the account that has created it. Now the only option they have for viewing the content of OST file is by converting this Outlook OST file to PST file format. In this article we have shared best ways of converting OST to PST formats that will help you out in exporting OST file to PST file format.

Exchange OST to PST Conversion using Outlook

If you have not yet deleted your Exchange profile and are looking for the same then this is good time to take the backup of your Outlook OST file to PST format using the MS Outlook application. You can use the build-in Export option of the Microsoft Outlook application to Convert Exchange Server OST file to PST file format. Follow the described steps to take backup of Outlook OST file to PST file format.

  • Click on File from the Menu and Choose the Open & Export option.
  • Select Import/Export Option.
  • Choose Export to a File Option to Convert OST to PST Format and click on Next button.
  • Select Outlook Data File (.pst) to perform the conversion in PST format.

Move OST items to a New PST File

By using this simple method you can easily perform OST to PST file conversion. First of all create a new Blank PST in your Microsoft Outlook application and then Drag and Drop the Mailbox folder that you want to move to the new PST file.

Third Party OST to PST Converter Software

There are lots of third party OST to PST Converter applications that can be used to Convert Exchange OST file to PST file format. You can just perform a Google search to find such Applications.

You can also use third party Free OST Viewer applications if you only needs to View the data of OST file. I have examined several tools for that and all tools are only giving access to view the data of OST file.


In this How To tutorial, I have described some methods of Converting Outlook OST file to PST file format. Hope the above mentioned methods will help you in performing the same. In case if you have any query regarding the above mentioned topic or want to discuss anything then just start the discussion by commenting below.