Microsoft Outlook is the one of the best personal information manager or also called as personal information management from Microsoft Corporation. It is offend used as an email tool by most of the, individual users, organizations, business people etc. Microsoft Outlook enables the end users to take the advantage of various features of this tool in either standalone pack or in Microsoft Suite. MS Outlook application consists of various Outlook attributes like inbound / outbound email messages, stored contact information, calendar events, web browsing, RSS feeds, scheduled appointments, journals, assigned tasks and so on. Still, all your work data of Outlook can be saved into default file format as (.ost). OST means offline storage table.
OST file are prone to corrupt / damaged due to multiple reasons. Some of the causes for OST file corruption are mention beneath.
Synchronization errors: This is the one of the main reason for OST file corruption. Take a situation that you are working on your Outlook mails in offline mode. Immediately on connection with an exchange server it automatically synchronizes its data with the server mailbox. During this process, if any kind of interruption is occurred then there are lots of chances for your OST file to get corrupt / damage.
OST file header corruption: Header is the main part of your Outlook.ost file containing all the relative information such as date of creation, date of modification, so on. By chance if this header gets corrupted then there are no way you can access your Microsoft outlook application.
Improper termination of Outlook application: Most of time, in a hurry you may not close the MS Outlook software properly. Sometimes, in background your Outlook data could be synchronizing with the mailbox server, during which if you close the Outlook program improperly then the OST file may get damaged.
With the help of the application like “Convert OST to PST” you can simply convert OST into PST on different versions of MS Outlook like Outlook-2000, Outlok-2003, Outlook-2007 and Outlook-2010 etc. By using this utility, even novice user can easily convert OST to PST effortlessly as this software is a virus free and will never result into any corruption or damage scenarios after converting. It has a high level of accuracy and also it is a read-only, non-destructive utility, which will never alter the original OST file. Rather it removes data from the current OST file and generates a new copy of PST file, so that your original files are not influenced. This application is supported on different versions Microsoft Windows operating systems such as Windows-XP, Windows-Vista, Windows-7, Windows-8 so on. And it also supports MS Exchange versions like 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2010 etc.