Converting Orphaned OST File into PST

Published: 24th August 2009
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Microsoft Exchange Server works as the most critical component of a messaging and collaborative environment. A separate profile and mailbox is created for every user in the Exchange Server database and it is accessed through Microsoft Outlook. For accessing data of user mailbox in offline mode, its replica is stored on client hard drive in the form of OST (Offline Storage) file. But in some cases, users might accidentally delete the user mailbox and then they have to recreate it. In these situations, even after recreation, the OST file can not be accessed and you need to Convert OST to PST using appropriate tools.

When you log into Microsoft Outlook account and connect with the Exchange Server, the OST file is synchronized with user mailbox and converted into PST file. After that, all of the new emails are downloaded to the OST file. When you recreate the profile or mailbox in Exchange Server, you have to manually Convert OST File into PST. In the else case, the file can not be used with your newly created profile. These types of OST files are known as Orphaned OST files.

In this specific situations, were your Microsoft Exchange Server and Outlook are not working appropriately because of Exchange Server mailbox and user profile deletion, the OST file on your hard drive can not be converted into PST and thus it remains unusable.
Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Outlook do not have any inbuilt tool to Convert OST to PST. In these cases, it become essential for you to use a third party application to convert your unusable OST file into usable PST file.

These applications use advanced algorithms to easily and effectively convert the OST file into PST. They have self-descriptive and interactive user interface and allow you to easily convert the OST file even without having sound and prior technical skills. Using the OST Repair Tool, you can easily convert all of the OST file objects such as emails, notes, contacts, journal and tasks.

After completion of the conversion process, the resulted PST file can directly be imported into Microsoft Outlook and used with Exchange Server profile. These conversion applications have read-only and non-destructive conduct to ensure safe conversion.

Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Desktop is an easy to use application, which works in most of the cases where you require to convert the OST file into PST. This software works well with OST files of Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2002, 2000, 98 and 97. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2003, XP, 2000, NT4 (SP6), ME and 98 SE.

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