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Let’s Learn How to Open OST File into MS Outlook

Written by Ishita Gusain

In this blog post, I am going to discuss on how we can open an OST file into Outlook without Exchange server. So before directly jump into the procedure, let’s check out the before terms of the manual steps provided here.

Outlook OST file

Outlook has two files, namely PST and OST files. OST and PST files are the acronym for Offline Storage Table and Personal Storage table, respectively. So in here, we will be focusing on OST file and how we can open it without the presence of an Exchange server. OST file is located in exchange server itself and contains the data related to emails, attachments, etc. with the help of OST file user can work in offline mode and then synchronization will occur when the connection established.

You may read: Know About OST and PST.

Two Free Methods to Open OST File in Outlook without Exchange Server

Here, I have provided ways which will help you in solving this problem. Check out the following steps:

  • Creation of OST file again
  • Usage of the OST Viewer tool

Steps to recreate the OST file

In this method, the Outlook account of user needs to get synced with the exchange server. Hence, the following are the steps which you can take help of to open an OST file into MS Outlook without Exchange Server.

  1. Close MS Outlook if running.
  2. Click on the control panel.
  3. Click on the option provided as mail.
  4. A mail setup dialog box will appear.
  5. Now click on the email accounts.
  6. Account setting dialog box will appear.
  7. Click on the data file tab and choose the respective account.
  8. Look for the OST file and click on open file location option.
  9. Now right click on the OST file chosen and click delete.
  10. Run the Outlook application.

Note: With the deletion of these files close the account settings; otherwise, an error will pop up.

With this, an automatic new ost file will open. Apart from that, the above method will not work for the outlook version 2010. Thus, the above process will help in viewing and opening an ost file. Moreover, the above method will work if the Outlook account synchronized with exchange server.

Open an OST File into Outlook using OST Viewer Tool.

If you are not satisfied with the above method, you are not getting the satisfactory results which you wish to deserve. Then you may try out this method as this method is easy and convenient to use.

Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it seems to open outlook OST file without exchange server by manual mechanisms. That’s why there is the use of third-party software which solves the above actual problem. The OST Viewer tool helps to open an OST file into MS Outlook without Exchange server. It is free to use and does not require single bucks to invest in it. You can try the free version as well.

Final Thought:

I hope the above methods are clear to you and is helping in every which manner. As the tricks which I have dispensed in here is enough for you. Even the manual methods are more comfortable to use along with the OST viewer tool is available in the trial version.

About the author

Ishita Gusain

I am a technical blogger and loves to write. I love to share my experience through my blog. So as to solve people problems regarding software and data recovery.

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