Convert OST to PST File without Apparent Effort

2 Ways of Doing so...


There are two ways to convert OST to PST file

Manual The first one is the manual method using which you have do a lot of effort to convert OST file to Outlook 2013 or any other version.

Seeking Professional help the second one is with the use of a third-party tool to convert OST to PST file, in which there is no such apparent effort to convert Microsoft OST file to PST Outlook 2013.


First we would explain to you the manual method to convert OST file, which goes as follows:

Delete a Corrupted OST File

There are times when your MS Exchange OST file gets corrupted beyond the possibility of its repair or recovery and sometimes even the user himself does not want to repair that corrupt OST file. In such cases, this damaged OST file can easily be deleted by following the below mentioned instructions:


  • First, quit the MS Outlook program (in case it is running)
  • Then, click Start
  • Now, select Run
  • In the "Open" field, enter the command given below - "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook\" and click OK.
  • After that, in the Explorer Window, locate the corrupted OST file which needs to be deleted
  • There, select that file
  • And after that, either press Delete from the keyword or delete it permanently by using the delete icon on the tool itself.

Create New OST

After that corrupted OST file is deleted, one might need to recreate it as a fresh healthy file in order to make the Outlook program work properly. For creating a fresh OST file, following steps would be helpful:


  • Quit the Exchange server Client (Outlook program)
  • Rename existing OST to have a separate file name for each file
  • Restart Outlook in the Online Mode (If in case the email client was working in the offline mode before)
  • If you get the error - "The file ...ost could not be found", click OK
  • Now, in the dialog box for Offline Folder File Settings, you need to click OK
  • Also, you can change the path as well as the file name of that OST by making use of this dialog
  • You get error - "The file ...ost could not be found. Would you like to create it?"
  • Here, you need to click Yes
  • MS Outlook starts in the online mode
  • In "Tools" menu, click on the "Synchronize- All folders
  • This with sync new PST with MS Exchange Server
  • Finally, you can configure the Outlook program to start working in the offline mode with this new OST

If the above method is not up-to-the-mark and you are not finding it satisfactory enough and if you want to convert OST file to PST file then you can do so with the help of OST Conversion software as explained below.

Using Safe, Desire and Award Winning SysTools for OST to PST Converter

It is a third-party OST Converter tool which can easily recover encrypt Outlook unworkable OST file from off-line Exchange Server of client machine and restore emails with simple mouse click. OST Conversion design with high algorithms and GUI based so technically easy and user-friendly tool for Outlook client, use on off-line Exchange Server to Microsoft OST to PST file including all properties.

Trail Version for OST Conversion

Download the software from the link provided here. Unlike the above manual process, OST Converter software will help you convert OST to PST file without any apparent effort and it is also useful if you wish to recover all your email data lying in that corrupted OST file.