OST file is a variant of PST file. Where PST stands for personal storage table, OST stands for offline storage table. It’s a kind of a cached mode allowing for offline access of your data. Anytime an IMAP email is added to Outlook 2019, it downloads the data into an OST file, which syncs with the server through internet.
How to Import OST File in Outlook 2019
But for some reason, this internal function of Outlook and the relationship between the client and the file can be broken. Often, it is caused by some corruption or damage, due to either viruses, malware, power failure, hard disk failure, etc. That can leave some data in OST file stuck, especially if there was a failure while it was trying to sync changes to the servers.
This brings to the question how to get that data from inaccessible OST file back. Or in other words, how to import OST file in Outlook 2019?
Because of the similarity between OST and PST, many users assume they can simply import it like PST. But if you go into “File” → “Import” function, you will see there’s no option for OST file import. You can only do so with PST.
The answer becomes clear then; technically OST file cannot be imported but you can convert it to PST.
It may sound simple enough at first because of the similar nature of the files, but in many ways, they are different too. It creates problems trying to convert them, especially with all the details and metadata preserved in them.
Best Way to Import OST file in Outlook 2019
“OST Extractor Pro” solves that problem for you. It can convert OST to PST quite easily while not damaging the integrity of it. It’s also very simple to use by anyone, even if you have never done this before.
The procedure is simple:
- Click “Add OST” and select the file you want to convert.
- Check the folders preview and see if you want to exclude any unnecessary folder
- Select ‘PST’ as the output format
- Click “Convert”.
You need to select the output format as PST because the tool can actually convert OST to many other formats too, such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird, MBOX, and EML files.
The tool’s strongest suit is the accuracy. Tasks like email migration is often shrouded with data loss, unwanted modification, changes in metadata, and so on. But “OST Extractor Pro” works with extra layer of protection and dedicated algorithms ensuring every little thing is converted as it was originally stored. This includes folder hierarchy, photos, links, text formatting, Unicode content, and even nested emails.
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