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Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note-taker, journal, and web browser.

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Kernel OST Viewer - It's Free

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?


  • It is FREE software for viewing the OST files
  • Perfect fit for opening healthy & corrupted OST files.
  • OST Email lists can be copied and printed in HTML Format.
  • 'Find' option embedded in the software allows you to open specific OST email items
  • Search Facility to locate the file within a disk drive.
  • Generates comprehensive file analysis reports to assess the OST data
  • The graphical user interface provided by the software is user-friendly and intuitive.
  • Compatible with older and newer versions of MS-Exchange, MS-Outlook & Windows OS.
  • Opens OST email attachments.


How does the free OST Viewer application work?


  1. Open the free OST Viewer application. In the Source File Selection dialog box, browse the OST file that you want to open.
     

  2. Select the OST file and click the OK button. [ Note: This software has an inbuilt Search option to fetch the location of OST files on a specific drive. ]

  3. Following the scanning process, mailbox folders are displayed in the left panel in a hierarchical format.


  4. A user can browse through the folders displayed in the left panel to view and access the content of the desired folders like Inbox, Contacts, Calendar Items, Sent Items, etc. To save the OST email list, click on ‘HTML File’ button to ‘Save’ list information.
     

  5. To generate OST File Analysis Reports, click the ‘required report type’ on the right pane. Then select the required folders and click ‘Analyse’.
     
  6. The OST file Analysis Report will be produced in real-time.
     


Summary


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.


Related Articles:

  1. Repair Corrupt OST Files and Convert to Outlook PST Files
  2. Resolved "The file cannot be used because it was created for a different user"




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by:Nash C
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Hi,

You can download this free tool OST Viewer which can be used to view your OST or PST files without opening Outlook.

You can check more info from here: https://www.coolutils.com/OutlookViewer
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Sync2 for Google and More
Learn how to Syncronize all of your Outlook Contacts, Tasks, and Calendar entries with the Free copy of Gmail - you don't need a G-Suite subscription and this article will tell you how to do it! Different profiles can be set up too! Enjoy!
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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But what of those such as my associate who doesn't use Office 365 and relies solely on Gmail free?
Hopefully we are referring to the same thing.

My  point is if you or your associate already uses the desktop software and you are offering an option to sync, in my opinion, you are better off suggesting to to switch to office 365 version with the desktop software option.  Not only does this keep you up to date with the latest version, it also ads many other benefits and one of those is the ability to sync and install on up to 5 of your devices including your mobile.

If your associate is not part of your domain, then you can send and receive appointment/event requests that will get added to your calendar.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Hi Scott,

Hopefully we are referring to the same thing.
I hope we are too because some of your suggestions are starting to appear circular to me and already discussed?

My  point is if you or your associate already uses the desktop software and you are offering an option to sync, in my opinion, you are better off suggesting to to switch to office 365 version with the desktop software option.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but here's you're suggesting I should tell him to buy himself an Office 365 Subscription, are you not?

Despite there being non-business Office 365 subscriptions available for home users which are (in my view) so affordable that I have difficulty understanding why almost everyone isn't using 365 in one fashion or another, "he" chooses not to. Perhaps he's not willing to pay for any sort of recurring subscription at all? Or perhaps he just dislikes or doesn't trust Microsoft to the point where he won't even consider buying a standalone version of Microsoft Office or Outlook? But his reasons in this scenario don't really matter.

Indeed, if memory serves, from earlier conversations with him I recall him telling me that he chooses to use Libre Office as his desktop Office Suite solution and so far as I'm concerned, that's his choice and fine. I don't think it would be appropriate for me to suggest he reach into his pocket to purchase an Office 365 subscription just to satisfy my needs of him being able to continue setting appointments and tasks into "my" calendar. He uses Google free, I use Google free, so the answer is already there - the syncing issue was "my" problem, not his. You disagree?

Not only does this keep you up to date with the latest version, it also ads many other benefits and one of those is the ability to sync and install on up to 5 of your devices including your mobile.
Whether or not I agree with you here is not the point. Your argument for using the solution should be taken up with him - not me. But no, I will not reveal his identity and have no idea if he's even following this discussion.

If your associate is not part of your domain, then you can send and receive appointment/event requests that will get added to your calendar.
He's not a part of my domain and does everything online related to the calendar issue in Google. That all works, but since Google removed the option for their Free subscribers to use the Gmail/Outlook synchronizing tool to all but paid subscribers of their G-Suite package, then I can tell you from bitter personal experience that while it's still possible to synchronize via workarounds (some of which you yourself pointed out), time zones will not synchronize correctly, hence the reason I asked for expert help at this forum in the first place, and the eventual finding of the Sync2 solution which resolved the problem completely.

I think we've gone the full circle. Of have I missed your point completely?  :)

Regards, Andrew
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by:Marshal Hubs
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@Andrew, yes Stellar OST viewer is 100% free to  Open & View Outlook OST File. You can also save individual emails in EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, PDF format. But if you want to convert OST file to PST format then you need to purchase the Stellar OST to PST Converter software. Stellar OST to PST Converter is most recommended software by Experts. You can refer following links for more information
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https://www.stellarinfo.com/mvp-reviews-testimonials.php?product=ost-pst
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I never knew that there were free tools like this.
Would surely suggest it to others in need.
I guess from now on, no one have to go for paid applications.
Hope it works as said
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by:Mark Crook
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Informative article.. Thanks for sharing..!!
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by:Nick Bolton
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Excellent, I think a lot of users get stuck on the email settings parts and what they mean, so this guide makes that a lot clearer.
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Thanks for your comments Nick and I'm glad you approve. I'm writing these articles so that people can learn to use the power of this tool and enjoy it's functionality just as I have been for so many years.

Regards, Andrew
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by:Brian B
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Why would you need to be bulk repairing anything? If you just delete the OST file, Outlook will rebuild it. No need to purchase any tools.

I read over your website as well and one thing isn't clear to me... Does this tool fix the existing OST file or just export it to PST?
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by:Edwin Hoffer
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Hi Brian B

SysTools OST Recovery Software is a multi-functional application,

  • View OST File
  • Repair OST File
  • Convert OST to PST

Your mention manual method to delete the OST file will work only when the Outlook and Exchange Server are in perfect sync.

Thanks
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by:Nick Bolton
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Thanks again Andrew, you write so well!
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Thank you very much for the kind compliment Nick!

If you would be so kind as to endorse the article by clicking the thumbs up at the bottom of the article, (to the left of the word comment) I'd very much appreciate it :)

Part-4 of the series is almost written and will be published soon!

Best regards,

Andrew
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A great follow on from Part 1 on how to get the spam filters to work for you.
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A great follow on from Part 1 on how to get the spam filters to work for you.

Thanks for the kind comment Nick and once again, welcome to Experts Exchange! Watch out for Part-3, being written now and will soon be published.

Best...

Andrew Leniart
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Great introduction to setting up and getting started with MailWasher Pro. Thanks Andrew!
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Great introduction to setting up and getting started with MailWasher Pro. Thanks Andrew!

Hi Nick and welcome to Experts Exchange! Thank you for your kind comment and also for endorsing the article with a thumbs up. That means a lot to me so much appreciated.
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by:Kurt Johnson
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Thank you for sharing this informative post Tej.
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by:Robert D Berry
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Hello Tej,
This information you provided in this blog is very helpful for Microsoft Outlook user. I also wrote a blog for this Outlook error and hope it will solve the problem of many outlook users. If anyone wants to know how to fix “The file cannot be used because it was created for a different user” then go to this Blog:
http://www.outlooktalks.com/the-file-cannot-be-used-because-it-was-created-for-a-different-user-error-fixed/
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