Top 6 methods to convert OST to PST for Free

Geeta MalikTech Analyst
Hi, my name is Geeta Malik. I have completed my degree in 2012 and working for MAILS DADDY Software PVT LTD as Tech Analyst.
Edited by: David Draper
OST to PST conversion is not a complicated task for Outlook users if they are guided in the right way. This article will guide the users who are not aware of how to transfer Outlook email from OST to PST format.

Read this article carefully to convert OST to PST for free with a hassle-free approach. Here I will describe the top 6 methods in which there may need to install Outlook within your system or maybe not. So we proceed to the best OST to PST conversion method for exporting Offline OST file data to Outlook Data File (,pst) format.


Export OST to PST using the Outlook application

To use this method, in your system, Outlook must install. If it is installed, you can quickly implement anyone mentioned solution.

1:- Drag and Drop Method

Step 1:- Run the Outlook application and go to the New Items under the HOME tab.

Step 2:- Select More Items and choose Outlook Data File.

Step 3:- Create or Open Outlook Data File dialogue box will be open, enter the File name to create a new PST file and click on OK.

Step 4:- Click on New Folder to create a Folder under the Folder tab for storing OST file mailbox data like Inbox, Outbox, Sent, Etc.

Step 5:- Now copy all mail information from the folder and paste it into a newly created folder.


2:- Archive Method

Step 1:- Firstly, click on the File tab and select Cleanup Tools.

Step 2:- Select the Archive option and choose Archive this folder and all subfolders radio button.

Step 3:- Choose a calendar from Archive items older than the drop-down menu.

Step 4:- Click the Browse button and enter the File name and tap on OK.

Step 5:- Now, Outlook will create a PST at the selected location with the specified name.


3:- Import Export Method

Step 1: Click File tab << Open & Export << Import/Export.

Step 2: In Import and Export Wizard, select Export to a file << Next button.

Step 3: Choose Outlook Data (.pst) << Next.

Step 4: Select the appropriate OST mailbox that you want to export in PST file format.

Step 5: Browse destination and enter File name to save exported OST file. 

Step 6: Click on the Do not export duplicate items option and tap on Finish. 


Convert OST to PST without an Outlook email client

There may be the following case when you need to convert OST file stored email information to PST format without Outlook:

1.)       If you are not an active user of the Outlook application.

2.)       When your profile got deleted from Exchange Server.

3.)       If Exchange Server gets crashed.

4.)       When you disconnected from Exchange Server.

4:- A2Z Migrations Free OST to PST Converter

A2Z Migrations Free OST to PST Converter is an automated tool that converts Offline OST file data to Outlook PST file format up to 1 GB of data entirely for free. This application-based tool simultaneously converts multiple OST files for Outlook Data File (.pst). It can convert contacts and calendars into .vcf and .ics in separate file formats. Preview of email information stored in corrupted and damaged OST files users can view on the reading panel without any hassle.

It can export all Outlook versions, and Exchange Server OST files to Outlook PST format. The program can operate in all the latest and earlier Windows operating systems with 100% accuracy.

5:- MailsSoftware OST to PST Converter

MailsSoftware OST to PST Converter software comes with a free version in which up to 20 items per folder can export into PST format. It quickly scans each folder's data and presents a complete preview on the computer wizard. The application maintains all data integrity regarding email messages even after OST to PST conversion. There is no size limitation for the exportation of OST file data. Users can manage their database over multiple PST files according to their file size. 

This tool also recovers data from corrupted, damaged, and inaccessible OST files in just a click. Moreover, under this program, users can save their OST file data in other formats, such as MSG, EML, MBOX, and MHTML.


6:- MailsDaddy OST to PST Converter

MailsDaddy OST to PST Converter is a third-party tool that performs OST to PST Conversion without Outlook. This program can run under all Windows operating systems uninterruptedly. The tool supports all Outlook version's made PST files to export OST file data. Using this application, users can also take other benefits of this application such as:

1:- Presents demonstration

The application shows all OST file email databases on the computer wizard with unread status to read and analyze items before starting the migration.

2:- Bulk migration

Multiple OST files can be converted into Outlook PST file format into PST format by clicking on the export button.

3:- Search Mail

Users can use various search criteria to export specific email items to a PST format to filter items from the extensive database.

4:- Multiple Export option

This OST converter offers multiple export options to convert OST files into MSG, MBOX, EML, HTML, Etc.  

5:- Migrate OST to Office 365 and Live Exchange Server

Direct OST file data to Office 365 and Live Exchange Server can also migrate directly without any other pre-requisite.

6:- Create a Single or separate PST for each mailbox

Users can manage the whole database under one PST or create a separate PST file for each folder.

Step to convert OST to PST format using this software

Step 1: Download and install the MailsDaddy OST to PST Converter software.

Step 2: Open the application and go to Add file tab.

Step 3: Add the OST file and tap on the OK button.

Step 4: Click on the Export tab and choose between Export All Folders and Export Selected Folders.

Step 5: Select PST under the select export option and browse destination location to save exported OST data, and click on Next.

Step 6: Choose appropriate PST Export Options and click on the Export.


Conclusion: Hopefully, this blog is entirely beneficial for all users, whether he is using Outlook or not. The above-described method's step is easy to implement for OST to PST conversion successfully without any extra effort. Please note that the described first three methods will convert only a single OST file into a single conversion process while the last three methods have no such constraint. 

Geeta MalikTech Analyst
Hi, my name is Geeta Malik. I have completed my degree in 2012 and working for MAILS DADDY Software PVT LTD as Tech Analyst.

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