Convert Outlook OST to PST After Successful Recovery From Damaged State
By MK Sam | November 14, 2014 0 Comment
The present review is for OST Recovery tool whose edition is 4.2 which is the latest flagship of the particular recovery software developed by SysTools software. This review of mine shall give users a broader insight of the application’s chief features, additional supporting characteristics and also the working. I can assure that at the end of the review, readers shall be well aware of almost everything that needs to be known to the user for making correct usage of it at the right situation. With this they shall be able to make right use of the OST file recovery software at the time of need.
Main Purpose of the Tool & When It Should Be Used
Basically, the application has been formulated to recover the inaccessible OST file data items and save them in the three most widely used file formats called PST, EML and MSG; where .pst is the proprietary file of Outlook desktop email client, .eml of Windows Live Mail whereas MSG is the file extension of a single email. The tool’s usage becomes essential for data recovery when corruption strikes the Outlook’s offline .ost file. The OST file may become inaccessible due to several reasons such as damage in the Offline Storage Table file of Outlook or due it’s becoming orphaned.
Due to both the reasons, the .ost files pop up with error messages when tried to access and accessibility is restricted. When users become devoid of viewing, editing or performing any other task with the stored data items that belong to different components of OST file, due to any of the reasons explained above, they get in urgency to recover the data items from the concerned file. At such situations of corruption issues the recovery and conversion of OST file data becomes necessary.
How About the Tool’s Chief and Supporting Functionalities
In this section of the review, users shall get to know all that (additional facilities) can be achieved with tool while recovering and converting the damaged OST file into any of the defined formats like .pst, .eml and .msg.
Retrieves all Stored Data Items – The tool has the capability to recover almost all data items of the file i.e. items of all categories stored within emails, attachments of emails, contacts, tasks, calendars, journals, etc.
Recovers Permanently Deleted Items – The recovery utility has the ability to recover even the shift deleted items and also the items erased from Deleted Items folder. This means that even if data has been removed forever it can be retrieved.
Provides Review of Recovered Items – After scanning of the OST file gets over successfully, a preview of all the recovered items is shown to the users. This gives an added advantage to view the recovered data items before conversion.step1
Converts in Three File Formats – The tool provides option to recover first and then convert in three popular file formats called EML, Outlook PST file format and individual email message as .msg type. step2
All Versions of Outlook Supported – All releases of MS Outlook desktop mail program, such as Outlook edition 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and other below releases are supported by the recovery software.
Outlook Installation is Necessary – To retrieve and convert OST file into PST and other formulated file types it is essential for the user to install and configure Outlook on the machine having Windows operating system.
Can Divide PST File by Size – The resultant or the output Outlook PST file can be split into several components by size. This eases the management of the Personal Folders and also the probability of corruption in the output resultant file gets minimized.step3Selectivity Option Is Provided – File/ folders can be checked/ unchecked so as to export them in the required file format. This proves highly useful when all items are not required to be moved into.
step4Emails Meta Data Structure Maintained – The Meta data of emails like To, From, Subject, Sent date, Received date, Cc, Bcc are kept intact even after retrieval and conversion into the devised file formats.
Internal Folder Structure is Preserved – The internal hierarchy of the folder is maintained all the time. Regardless of the fact whether in which format are the changed over files saved into the entire structure is retained.
Two Most Important Features Explored
In this section the two most significant features of the tool are explored that leads to achievement of many of the tool’s functionalities.
Two Recovery Modes – Dual recovery modes known as ‘Advance’ and ‘Quick’ Scan have been rendered in the application so as to deal with several types of corruption issues in the file. For minor damage issues Quick mode can be opted for, which happens to get executed by default. Whereas the other mode is used for major corruption issues as well as for data deletion issues. To opt for Advance Scan the box provided for the purpose should be checked.step5
Apply Mail Filters – A characteristic called Apply Mail Filter is provided in the tool to provide assistance in selection of the emails to be exported. This feature can be used to select emails of certain Date Range (‘From’ & ‘To’) and then export in either of the file formats when exportation of all emails is not wanted.step6
By this time all users might be well acquainted with the features and functionalities of the software application. In addition to the above described things I would also like to inform that the utility has a simple and easy interface. The GUI is extremely straightforward so much so that, even a novice user without much technical experience or knowledge can make use of it without trouble. It can be concluded that the tool is a masterstroke for all kinds of users be it individuals, businesses, corporate and enterprises. Absolutely!