Do you want to convert an OST file to the more widespread PST format? Fortunately, this process is very simple and straightforward. Continue reading to find out how and why this is possible.
You may be familiar with OST if you’ve used Microsoft Outlook. Offline copies of email, attachments, tasks, calendar items, contacts and other Outlook data are stored in this file format. In the absence of an internet connection, you can still access your mail offline and reduce traffic on the main network server. However, a backup OST file cannot be imported directly into Outlook. To access your mailboxes and mail items, you must first convert the OST file to a PST file. Outlook is normally linked to an online Exchange or IMAP account, and when this account is deleted, the .ost file becomes an orphan.
However, losing access to your Outlook profile or the OST file makes the matter even worse. If you try to directly export the contents of the .ost from Microsoft Outlook, you might get errors such as “This is not an Outlook data file,” prohibiting you from accessing the contents entirely.
In these circumstances, EdbMails’ OST to PST converter is all you need. It transforms orphaned or inaccessible OST files to Outlook-compatible PST files. Are you worried about your email data in those old Outlook files? (.ost). No more. Keep reading to learn more about this program and leave your troubles at the door.
EdbMails OST to PST tool comes to your rescue
EdbMails is a file recovery and conversion software for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. It can recover and convert EDB, OST, and PST files. This review will just cover the OST to PST converter as the main focus. To test out the additional EdbMails products, we suggest you download the free trial version and play around with it. (Unlike other tools that require many downloads and installations for each tool)
Now that we have aroused your attention, let’s look at some of EdbMails’ capabilities before discussing the cost and the actual conversion process.
- Without the need for encryption keys, convert encrypted OST files to PST.
- Sort emails according to the following criteria: Date, Sender, Recipient, and attachments.
- Access your email and calendar in a similar interface as that of MS Outlook.
- Using the free EdbMails tool, you can retrieve and preview every single email in the .ost file.
- Email conversions can be fine-tuned and customized even further with the help of filter options.
- There aren’t any limitations on the size of the files (Easily convert both large and small files)
- Convert both healthy or encrypted, large or small, Exchange, Outlook or IMAP files.
- You can get a feel for the software and try all the features by downloading the free trial version.
- A free live demo feature is available for a thorough walkthrough of the entire software and its operation from start to finish.
- Preserve the encoding of mailboxes in various languages such as Chinese, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Thai etc.
Pricing and Refunds
Personal Edition: This license edition is for personal and residential use allowing only OST to PST conversion and installation on up to maximum two PCs costing $39.
Corporate Premium Edition: This license plan supports direct OST to O365 or live Exchange migration along with the OST to PST conversion. You can install the software with the corporate edition on many PCs but only in a single place. (An office building, for example.). This plan is ideal for large enterprises, Governments, and Educational institutions costing $89.
Technical Edition: Data Recovery and PC Maintenance Companies that deal with computer recovery and want to use the license for their customers can choose the Technical Edition. It’s like Corporate Edition, but it allows installation on many PCs and in many locations costing 129$.
License Duration: All of the aforementioned EdbMails license plans are lifelong and can be used indefinitely. You also get free software updates and upgrades, unlike many other software tools, which expire after a certain period of time. Furthermore, there is 24×7 free customer support for the entire software lifetime.
Refund Policy: EdbMails offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on all the available tools. You will be entitled to a full refund on the following scenarios.
- The Full Version’s results are differing from the Demo Version. If the data retrieved and exported in the demo and commercial versions are vastly different and if EdbMails support team is unable to extract and export the data in the safe lab, the money will be fully reimbursed.
- Even with EdbMails support assistance, if the extracted data is incomplete and if you are dissatisfied with the results of the extraction, you will be eligible for a refund of your payment.
Now, we shall go over on how to get started and convert your OST files to PST files without a hitch!
EdbMails System specification requirements
EdbMails OST converter tool’s system requirements are summarized briefly for your reference.
- Memory/RAM: 512 MB minimum, 4GB recommended
- Processor: Pentium x86 or x64 bit with 1GHz speed.
- All Windows versions starting from Windows 7 to the recent Windows 10 and 11 are supported. Also supports Windows server versions.
- Hard Disk Space: 20-30 MB free space for EdbMails installation and sufficient space to store the output PST.
- Supported Outlook versions: EdbMails supports all MS Outlook versions. (Required if you are converting OST to PST).
Installing EdbMails OST converter tool
Step 1: Download the installation exe file from the official website. (Ad-free software with no viruses or bloatware. As a result, you can download it without worries). Then, click Save File in the pop-up box to save the file to your desktop. It is a lightweight application, so downloading should be smooth and fast. On a T1 connection, the software downloaded in under 2 minutes.
Step 2: Double-click the downloaded Setup.exe file to begin installation. Select the installation location (ideally C:Drive>Program Files) and continue. In addition, there are no bundled adware programs or toolbars during the installation, which we found really clean and outstanding.
OST Recovery Method
Here’s how to use EdbMails after downloading and installing it.
Step 1: When you first run the software, you’re welcomed by a professional blue interface with two alternatives. To use the first option, you must provide your email address (use this option when you have purchased the license). Clicking on the Start Your Free Trial button allows you to enter the application without inputting any data. EdbMails does not require any license or a key. The license is linked to the email address you provide during the software’s purchase. Keep your email address always handy in case you need to contact EdbMails customer support after purchasing the software.
Step 2: Next, we launched the software by selecting the option Start Your Free Trial. The options for recovery and conversion will be displayed on the next screen. We chose to go with the option OST to PST, Office 365 and live Exchange.
Step 3: The software then asks you to browse the OST file. It is highly advised that you save a copy of the original OST on your hard drive or in a different location than the main one.
Once the software receives the OST file, it reconstructs the contents (both healthy and corrupted OST files are supported) and shows them in a tree-view format. The recovery process for a GB OST file takes only minutes.
The next steps outline the actual OST conversion process.
EdbMails can convert OST to PST.
Step 1: Once the recovery is complete, the software will display an interface with all the OST mailbox details, including sender and recipient. You can preview them individually from the different panes and export them as HTML, EML, and MHT.
Step 2: Next to each folder in the UI is a checkbox for exporting. Of course, you can export everything if needed or only select the ones you require.
Step 3: Next, select a conversion option. At the bottom, select Export to Outlook PST if your preferred output option is PST format.
Step 4: When you’re done, go to the next screen to verify the chosen folders. Begin the conversion by saving the PST file.
Optional and Additional Feature: If you want to bypass the PST export method and would like to perform direct Office 365 migration or to a live Exchange server, then choose the option, Migrate to Live Exchange or Office 365 from the bottom pane. This feature is available in the Free Trial Version (30 mail items from each folder only) or the software’s Corporate Premium and Technical License Editions.
Thore are the steps for converting OST to different formats and environments. To run the software you will need a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Intel PC running Windows 7 or later.
To Sum Up finally
EdbMails OST converter software is widely regarded as the industry’s best OST to PST converter tool for converting old, inaccessible, orphaned OST files to PST and other file formats. It is designed for IT administrators, personal and professional users who can use the software without any additional technical knowledge. Many Microsoft MVPs have expressed confidence in and have high regard for this software. When restoring deleted mail items from an OST file, this software comes in handy. Effortlessly recover mail items that have been accidentally deleted from an Exchange server mailbox using EdbMails. Its award-winning characteristics include its simplicity, a clean and simple user interface, cost-effectiveness, high conversion efficiency, excellent 24/7 customer support assistance, and, of course, its widespread user acceptance and adoption all over the globe.