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Outlook OST files, in offline mode, store Microsoft Exchange mailbox data on the host computer. To access OST files with updated information, the file needs to be synchronized with an Exchange Server. OST file becomes orphaned when the mailbox becomes completely unavailable on Exchange Server.
Also, there are circumstances such as server maintenance, technical interludes, server crashes, etc. that make the Exchange Server inaccessible. Also, there are chances that OST files become corrupted or damaged due. Both domestic and commercial users bumble in opening their OST files after such incidences.
How to access OST files then?
We all know that OST files can be opened only using an Exchange profile in MS Outlook. It is probable that you might find yourself in difficulty while accessing your OST file. At times, when we abandon Outlook usage for any other email-client, we experience the dire need of viewing our old messages, calendars, contacts, etc.
One of the methods of opening your OST file is by using third-party tools when Outlook is unavailable. It gives you the most authentic and unambiguous result in a diligent way. This professional software seamlessly opens OST files without the need for an Exchange Account or MS Outlook. It displays the entire OST content comprising of emails, attachments, Deleted Items, Calendar, contacts, attachments, etc.
OST Viewer- What makes it an outstanding tool for viewing OST files?
How does the free OST Viewer application work?
OST Viewer tool is facilitated with an intuitive Search option that finds OST files without taking much time. After you insert the drive location and click on Search in Source File Selection dialogue box, the location of the OST files is conveniently detected. This OST Viewer tool allows you to view analytical reports on OST file. You can also view specific email data by filtering by attributes like 'Date,' 'From,' 'To,' etc.
You can use IMAP or POP3 protocol to configure your Gmail account in MS Outlook. However, after using IMAP account in Outlook for some time, many users want to change their mail settings from IMAP to POP. Today we will discuss how quickly you can change your IMAP configuration to POP3.
What is IMAP?
IMAP stands for Internet Messages Access Protocol. In an IMAP configuration, the email client keeps a copy of the mailbox on the local system without deleting it from the email server. The advantage in this case is that you can access your complete mailbox data through various devices (of course with proper IMAP configuration).
Advantages of IMAP
What is POP3?
POP3 is an abbreviation of Post Office Protocol version 3. When your email application is configured with POP, then all your emails are downloaded to your email application. Then emails can (and should) be permanently deleted from the mail server.
Advantages of POP3
Step by step procedure to convert IMAP to POP
To start this process, open MS Outlook and start the below-mentioned steps:
Steps to remove IMAP account from MS Outlook
After successfully adding your POP account, you can remove your IMAP account from Outlook.
Migrate IMAP to Cloud
Recently many users are migrating their IMAP email data to cloud emailing platforms like Office 365. This process is easy if you are using a third-party tool for migration.
Kernel for IMAP to Office 365 is a brilliantly developed and designed tool to migrate IMAP account to Office 365, hosted Exchange and on-premises Exchange. With this, you can quickly migrate those mailboxes which are configured with IMAP settings.
You can also migrate single as well as multiple mailboxes from IMAP email servers to Office 365. And this tool allows users to migrate emails to mailboxes, public folders and archive mailboxes in Office 365.
If you are a SharePoint user, you must know how tricky it is to perform SharePoint migration. A lot more practice, planning, evaluation, and then execution is needed to make sure that the data is safe and secure. You have to ensure that the data is not deleted or missed in the process of migration.
So, before you start the migration, let's have a look at the migration checklist that will help you ensure success in the whole process.
SharePoint Migration Checklist
When you go for manual SharePoint migration, you have to look after below-mentioned checklist:
So, a lot of things to do but do not worry, as Microsoft has been making the things easier for you.
Well, you no longer need to face challenges of SharePoint migration as Microsoft has introduced the SharePoint Migration Tool that allows you to migrate your files from SharePoint on-premises document libraries and shift them to SharePoint. If you are an Office 365 user, then you can move to OneDrive and Office 365.
Microsoft has developed software for migration purposes, and you are allowed to migrate from a single file to multiple file sets. The tool is using the latest technology; therefore, bringing your information to the cloud. It also takes up intelligence, latest collaboration, and security features with Office 365.
The software is completely free, and the best part is, you aren't bound to be a global admin or a SharePoint admin in Office 365 to operate the software. To migrate data by using this tool, you need the write access to the destination SharePoint Online site collection.
Once the tool has been installed, use it.
While Microsoft has provided a solution make a note that you first need to learn the whole process to use it. If you do not have much time to go around the learning curve, then you can look for a systematically designed and developed SharePoint migration tool named Kernel Migrator for SharePoint. This tool does not need a steep learning curve as it has a systematic interface to guide you through the process.
Kernel Migrator for SharePoint
SharePoint migration has been so easy with Kernel Migrator for SharePoint. With Kernel Migrator, we can even migrate files that have access permissions applied, so security is also ensured here.
Kernel Migrator also performs a Pre-Migration Analysis to uncover the problems we might face during real migration. In Pre-Migration Analysis it checks all values of the content like names and type of file. Kernel Migrator for SharePoint also lets you migrate your data in bulk be it a file system or SharePoint library. It can also transfer data concurrently in multiple sessions.
With Kernel Migrator, everything can be migrated from source to target server.
You can even automate your migration jobs with its inbuilt scheduler. Automating is a time-saving process, and it is beneficial for bulk migration. You can automate the migration process using CSV file, and you can also add some conditions like what to migrate, and you don't even need to assist. It's entirely hassle-free with no user assistance needed.
“I cannot open my Outlook 2013. It is showing an error message “Outlook does not start”. I do not know why this error is coming. I want to remove it. Please suggest me some methods to start my Outlook again.”
A user faces above mentioned problem. Many times it happens with us that we try to open our MS Outlook, but it is continuously showing an error that “Outlook does not start.” People used to face a problem “Outlook is not responding,” this is because the MS Outlook heads some of the corruption issues. Outlook is most widely used Email client around the world for communication in an organization. However, what if we face such kind of problems? What we do in such problems when my Outlook is not Responding? How can I solve this issue? Today, I will help you to resolves your all issues related to this error, but before that, we will discuss what “Outlook 2013 does not start” error is?
What “Outlook 2013 does not start” error
This error which is “Outlook 2013 does not start” or “Outlook is not Responding” faced by users when they are facing some corruption issues in their Outlook. These corruptions can be in their Outlook data files, or can be in their Outlook profiles or maybe their MS Outlook is being damaged. This error makes the Outlook does not open and makes all Outlook emails inaccessible. This error may also damage emails, attachments and Outlook data files internally. So, now we will discuss what the corruption issues that damage the Outlook and how can we resolve them are?
Causes and Solution for “Outlook 2013 does not start” error
Outlook does not open under some conditions when it has corruption. Below are the mentioned reasons and their solutions for issue “Outlook 2013 does not start” error.
1) Open Outlook in Safe Mode: Yes, this could be an issue sometimes its happen MS Outlook is not damaged and still, Outlook does not start. In such case, you should be careful to deal with it.
Solution: To resolve above issue and to open Outlook in safe mode you have to follow some instruction. You have already tried to open Outlook, but it is not responding. Then click on start button and in run box type outlook.exe/safe and run this and follow rest instructions. After that, you can open your Outlook in safe mode.
2) Using Outlook in older Operating system: Many times it happens to us that we are using an older version of Operating system which leads to an error of Outlook does not start, or Outlook is not responding.
Solution: To resolve the problem, you should be very careful about your Operating system version. If you are unable to update your OS version, then you should turn on the compatibility mode. To turn on this mode, find Outlook exe then choose its properties and turn on compatibility mode.
3) You have damage Outlook Profile: Damaged Outlook profile is kind of damage that is led by malware and virus attack. When a virus attack on your system and reaches to Outlook, it can damage your Outlook profile or maybe modify the details. Through which you will face the problem of unable to access Outlook.
Solution: To resolve this issue, you need to repair your Outlook profile. If your profile is damaged by a virus, you have to repair it by using repairing tool. However, you can prevent Outlook profile corruption by using anti-virus in your system which prevents virus and malware attacks.
4) You have damaged Outlook data files: This can be a significant issue when you have damaged Outlook data files. Data files are exposed as a damaged file, and they also lead problem in starting Outlook. If Outlook has some damaged data files, then Outlook does not work correctly.
Solution: To resolve this issue, you have to use Microsoft inbuilt repair tool which Inbox Repair Tool to repair damaged Outlook data files. However, your files are large then you should go for third party Outlook PST Repair Tool.
Damaged PST Repair Tool
Kernel for Outlook PST Repair is designed to resolve all PST related issues. If you have damaged PST and you are unable to access PST data, then you can use this tool. It repairs and recovers entire PST data without impacting any change in its integrity and data security. Some of the prominent features of PST Repair tool are stated below:
Though there are a few manual ways to import PST files to Office 365, third-party PST to Office 365 import tools are preferred over them due to various reasons. Consequently, many tools or services are available for the same. Here, we pick the top 4 ones:
Kernel Import PST to Office 365 Tool
Import PST to Office 365 Tool is reliable in all aspects. It can import PST/OST files to Office 365 mailboxes quickly without losing any data. The entire process completes in just 4 steps. Also, it allows you to map PST mailboxes manually or by a CSV file to the required Office 365 mailbox. Using this tool, you can import emails, calendar, task, journals and other items of each mailbox to office 365. You can also apply filters to PST data before importing it to Office 365 mailbox.
Note: You can import PST to a single mailbox using its Office 365 account. Also, you can import PST to multiple mailboxes using an Office 365 account with Global Administrator credentials.
4Team PST Migration Services
With the use of this 4Team PST Migration services, you can import PST files and OST files to Office 365. You can also import multiple Outlook profiles to the Office 365 account. While using the import services, you do not have to worry about anything else. Another advantage is that their service can be used for migrations involving many other applications like Gmail, Exchange, etc.
BitTitan PST to Office 365 Migration Wiz
BitTitan PST Office 365 MigrationWiz can migrate PST mailboxes and public folders to Office 365. This process has zero downtime and zero impact on end users. This tool also provides complete security to data while you are using this MigrationWiz. However, this tool is complicated to use, and so novice users cannot use it.
NetMail PST to Office 365 migration services
NetMail offers PST to Office 365 import services. They offer to eliminate security risks and provide you well-secured data without any loss or any change in it. So, it helps to deal with all the import-related issues and access PST files in Office 365 quickly. It is a reliable and affordable way to import PST to Office 365. You can use it without worrying about any technical details.
If you want to avoid manual methods for importing PST files to Office 365, you will have to try third-party tools. Here, we have listed the top 4 tools for importing PST to Office 365 - you can use any of them. But if user-friendliness is your first consideration for selecting the tool, you should choose Kernel Import PST to Office 365 tool. It is very efficient in importing PST files to Office 365.
Migrating Exchange data from one Exchange Server to another server is complicated. Though Exchange administrators can try manual methods to migrate their data from one version of Exchange to another, these manual methods are not that reliable. That is why Exchange administrators are interested in using professional migration solutions. Here we will go through the top 5 Exchange migration solutions.
Kernel Migrator for Exchange
Exchange Migration software is designed to migrate data (mailboxes, public folders, and archive mailboxes) from Exchange Server to another server or Office 365. It allows the user to do cross-forest as well as intra-forest (same domain and different domain) migrations. Also, it allows to migrate on-premises Exchange, hosted Exchange, and Office 365 (Exchange Online). You can migrate mailboxes from one office 365 tenant to another Office 365 tenant too.
CodeTwo Exchange Migration
CodeTwo Exchange Migration Tool is an efficient tool that can perform migration from one Exchange Server to another Exchange server. This migration tool performs hassle-free migration from any lower version Exchange Server to higher version Exchange Server. In such a way you can upgrade your Exchange server.
Quest Migration Manager for Exchange
This Quest Migration Manager for Exchange reduces the risk of migration. It can migrate mailboxes and public folders from Exchange to Exchange or from Exchange to Office 365 quickly. This tool allows you to do direct synchronization between migrated and un-migrated data.
Priasoft Migration Suite for Exchange
Priasoft Migration Suite for Exchange is useful when you are migrating your Exchange mailboxes from one Exchange to another or when you are migrating them to Office 365 platform. Many times, Exchange administrator try manual ways to migrate mailboxes but that can be complex. This tool migrates not only mailboxes but also public folders to your desired environment.
SkyKick Exchange to Office 365 Migration
This Office 365 migration tool that can quickly and efficiently migrate mailboxes from Exchange Server to Office 365. It can manage migrations from any version of MS Exchange Server to Office 365 without any hassle. It reduces the risks and complexities and assures complete migration.
All these Exchange migration tools are reliable and secure. They are good at managing complex migrations. But if you would like to choose any one them, then I suggest going for Kernel Migrator for Exchange. It is efficient and robust like all others but has a more interactive user interface and simpler procedure.
With the emergence of Office 365 as a superior email communication platform, many organizations have started switching over to it. After migrating to Office 365, sometimes users, as well as organizations, will have to import PST files to Office 365 for various reasons. There are manual methods as well as professional tools available for importing PST files to Office 365. Here, I will show how you can quickly import PST files to Office 365 without losing data. We have two methods for the same:
Network Upload Method
Network Upload method is a manual way to import PST files to Office 365 mailboxes. You can use this method when you have good technical knowledge. The steps are:
Disadvantages of Network Upload Method
The Network Upload method is very complicated, and it requires much technical knowledge. So, it is not reliable for non-technical users. And there are chances of data loss. To overcome all these issues, you should use a third-party tool.
Kernel Import PST to Office 365
Kernel Import PST to Office 365 is designed to import single or multiple PST files to Office 365. You can use either an end user account (for importing to a single/archive mailbox) or an Office 365 account (for importing to multiple mailboxes under this account).
Import PST to Office 365 using Kernel Import PST to Office 365
Kernel Import PST to Office 365 is an easy to use the tool. To import PST files to Office 365, you can follow the steps:
Network Upload Method Vs. Kernel Import PST to Office 365 tool
|Network Upload Method
||Kernel Import PST to Office 365 Tool
|Lengthy and complicated procedure.
||Simple procedure – only 4 steps
|Imports only PST files
||Imports PST & OST files
|Need to download and install AzureAzcopy tool and copy SAS URL
||Does not require any other tool.
|Filters PST data by age, type, and owner.
||Filters mailboxes by Date Range, Item Type, Folders. Can exclude empty folders & Deleted folder.
|CSV based mapping only
||Allows manual and CSV based mapping
Office 365 has multiple features and services which are specially designed to help businesses to reduce their dependence on on-premises IT resources. It also offers great flexibility and enhanced security. But like any other data, Office 365 mailbox can also be backed up. Usually, this is done in PST format. And if you want to migrate Office 365 mailbox to Outlook, then also you need to save in PST format. However, there is no special feature available in the Office 365 for this need – but the Office 365 feature eDiscovery can be used to export the Office 365 mailbox to a PST file.
Step-by-step procedure to back up Office 365 mailbox to PST (using eDiscovery tool)
If you do not want to go through this tiresome, error-prone, or time taking the process of manually exporting the Office 365 mailbox to PST, then use Kernel Office 365 Backup & Restore which can easily access the Office 365 mailbox and save it in PST format at the user-defined location. Office 365 Backup tool has a highly simplified user-interface which any user with very office 365 credentials can use.
Often, the users face difficulty in accessing Outlook 2016 PST files on Windows 10 computer. One of the reasons behind it is the improper functioning of MS Outlook when the user tries to open it. MS Outlook suddenly stops working, or it will not open, and the chances of losing crucial data or information within the PST file becomes very high.
These problems might occur due to upgradation of Windows, the configuration of Microsoft applications, and many other applications or programs. The issues faced with Windows upgrade include incompatible software or configuration is not up to date, and this could be one of the reasons why PST file is not opening on Windows 10 computer.
Below listed are some common issues that may affect the health of Outlook 2016 PST files:
There are many ways to resolve the inaccessibility issue of Outlook 2016 PST file. To cut the long story short try the suggested fixes.
Manual method to repair PST file
The first aid fix to restore a corrupt PST can be done using the Inbox Repair Tool, ScanPST.exe. Find this inbuilt utility tool on your machine (which is a tool developed by Microsoft to resolve issues related to PST files) and run it. Few simple steps to do this:
It is an easy process but suffers several limitations like data loss and require technical expertise. Therefore, to overcome these limitations, the recommended fix is to use an Automated method which is best suited for non-technical users as well.
Automated method Third-Party tool for PST repair
In case the above manual method does not work, you can opt for a third-party tool which is another best and straightforward solution to fix such issues. The IT professionals recommend Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool. Such type of tools offer extensive features to technical as well as non-technical users at ease.
We recommend the users to first use the inbuilt Microsoft utility first in case of issues with MS Outlook. If the problem still persists, use PST Repair tool to repair MS Outlook data files in a few clicks.
As a matter of fact, Outlook OST files are of much importance in relation to Exchange mailbox. OST files are independent as they are simply copy of data of a user’s mailbox on Exchange Server. Though, if the server’s status is changed or it is damaged, the OST files will not be affected. Due to these files any user can work uninterruptedly during the server downtime in offline mode. Later, when the server is online all the data gets synchronized automatically with the mailbox server.
After understanding the importance of an OST file, are you at a situation where OST file got corrupt and searching for an accurate and efficient solution? The best solution is OST to PST converter software that aims to provide solid results and proves to be helpful. Before moving towards detailed solutions, let’s discuss the errors and reasons behind them.
The regular users of Outlook might come across OST file corruption or accidental file deletion issues. This indeed is not a common problem, but if it takes place then it can be worse for the entire business. Due to the inaccessibility of OST files while launching MS Outlook, the user is indicated with several pop-up errors, indicating corruption.
The following errors occur when OST files gets damaged, corrupted or inaccessible:
Before suggesting the fixes for the mentioned errors, let’s take a quick look at the primary reasons that may cause these error:
Repair techniques for OST file
There are many reasons for an OST file to get corrupted and the major errors may occur due to hardware, software and synchronization failures. Here are some repair techniques that can be applied to OST file.
The files you backed on the fly always helps when you face any type of data crashes. Although, it is not a hundred percent solution to solve issues of crashes or corruption of OST files. In such cases, if the manual and free methods fails to work, try using OST to PST Converter software which will effectively convert your corrupt and large size OST file into MS Outlook PST file format.
Upgrading from older Exchange server to the latest Exchange server can be tiresome, error-prone and risky, without being a seasoned exchange server administrators. It can become even problematic if you're an organization that runs on tight timelines, finite budget, and limited number of resources. Also, it requires proper scheduling of manpower and data. A manual procedure of migration can pause all such crucial tasks and that is where Kernel Migrator for Exchange stands out. This Exchange Migration tool automates the whole migration procedure removing all the risks to safely transfer the data from one exchange platform to another.
Migrator for Exchange single-handedly performs all the migration related jobs and builds a secure bridge between two different platforms. It provides the following migration facilities-
Features of Kernel Migrator for Exchange -
The pre-migration analysis is a highly beneficial feature which allows the administrator to evaluate the possible approximate time of migration. It gathers the information about the numbers of agents involved in the migration and the average network speed.
Agent configuration accelerates the migration process with the configuration of any high-processing machine (if running idle), and helps the large-sized migration. It is also possible to select a blackout time which will automatically pause the process at a point, and later it can be resumed from the same point easily.
Easy migration with smaller jobs
Migrator for Exchange decreases the complexity of a large migration process by creating multiple jobs which migrate thousands of mailboxes in smaller batches. Each job can be assigned a migration start time efficiently.
Web-based migration reports
The administrator can generate the migration report involving complete information of migrated mailboxes and their sizes. It also shows the remaining items and how much will it require to complete.
Real-time migration alerts and notifications
The tool constantly updates the user with real-time notifications and alerts either in the software console or directly in the user's mailbox. It provides a complete synopsis about the migration start time, migration end time, status, and migration success/failure information etc.
Rollback the migration process
If there was an error in the migration process e.g. Mailbox deleted, data mismanagement, faulty data migrated, etc. Then with the Rollback option, complete migration process can be reversed instantly.
Migrate total properties, permissions, passwords and SID history
Migrator for Exchange not only migrates the data but every possible information associated with it like its properties, user permissions, passwords and SID history.
Multilingual support for international usage
The tool is available in four different languages - Deutsche, Española, Italia, and English which make the tool perfectly suitable to satisfy the needs of international clientele.
What benefits does Kernel Migrator for Exchange offer?
How does Kernel Migrator for Exchange work?
Kernel Migrator for Exchange has a self-explanatory user-interface having categorized segments to easily understand each and every component of the migration from their dedicated tiles.
Before starting the actual migration, the tool offers a pre-migration analysis which assess the approximate time required for migration based on total number of agents and network speed.
Enter the Job type, job name, domain controller name/IP, username, password, network speed, and number of load agents.
The next window lets you select the number of mailboxes.
Then you can set the filters.
As soon as the tool analyzes the input data, it gives a detailed summary of how much time will it require to migrate a particular mailbox, total folder, total items, total size, and status.
After pre-migration analysis, it is time to change the settings as per your migration needs. There are four types of settings – configure agents, report console settings, notification settings, and log settings.
Agents are the extra system resources (RAM & Processors) within the same network which can be recruited to share the heavy load. There are four options to install agents – Manually, from active directory, scan and add, and from CSV.
Report console settings
This option provides login credentials to access report console to see details of migration job completed by the Migrator.
This option lets you configure server setting to receive notification alerts.
Log settings lets the user enable or disable the logging of mailbox migration jobs and mailbox synchronization jobs.
It is the most important pre-migration function which lets the user set the migration limits, properties, and permission of user mailboxes and public folders from the source exchange server to destination exchange server. However, there are multiple prerequisite which must be fulfilled
The Global Address List synchronization updates the Global Address List of Target Exchange with respect to the source migration objects.
In the GAL Sync wizard, enter the job name and its description.
In the next window, enter the source domain details.
In the next window, enter the target domain details.
After a proper synchronization, it will give a complete GAL synchronization job details.
After completing all the synchronization, it is time to add project to manage all migration jobs. To create a job under a project click Add button in toolbar and select "Add job for mailboxes".
After creating a job and providing a name to it, select the source.
After selecting the source mailboxes, employ the target exchange server.
After filtering the desired data and mapping target mailboxes to source mailboxes, you can start migrating data.
After a successful migration, the tool will provide a detailed summary of the whole procedure.
Click Finish to finalize the process.
However, it is recommended to first generate and activate the licenses to ensure smooth data migration throughout the process.
Kernel Data Recovery is a provider of high-end solutions for data recovery and email migrations. Most of its solutions are simple do-it-solutions that suite both technical and non-technical users. The company owns around 100 products and ensures complete customer satisfaction, transparency and 24 X 7 support.