MS Exchange user is already well-aware of the importance of Offline Storage Table (OST) files. OSTs are relied upon by the users, when the exchange server is down or some problems are being encountered while setting up the internet connection to synchronize OST with the exchange server. It lets you access your crucial data anytime without requiring you to get online. But the main issue arrives when these OST files suffer from corruption. The common reasons which usually comes out to be the reason of OST file corruption are hardware or software malfunction, 2 GB file size limit-exceeding which the OST becomes corrupt, abrupt termination of MS Outlook application, synchronization problems, power shortage, etc.
Apart from the aforementioned common issues, sometimes the user encounters some other OST errors as well. Let us go through a real-life scenario to understand the situation in a better way. A user somehow encountered corruption of his user mailbox maintained on the exchange server, which made all his files inaccessible. If such a scenario takes place, then a new user profile has to be created on the exchange server. But this does not guarantee that you will be able to access your OST again. Likewise, the user after creating a new profile when attempted to open the OST file, ended up encountering the following error message:
"The file cannot be used because it was created for a different user."
Now, this error message simply indicates that the OST file has gone to an unusable state. Therefore, to access the data items of that OST file, one thing which can be done is, convert the OST into PST format. Then, import that PST file in MS Outlook and you will be able to access the data items contained within it.
To convert the OST file into PST and that too without putting in much effort, you can use a commercial OST to PST converter tool. There are plenty of them available in the software market. To choose the correct one suiting your needs, you can try a free demo version of the software which you think will be suitable for you. After using it, if you find the functionality good enough then purchase it’s full version.
Kernel for OST to PST is one of the most optimal solutions available at present. It is bundled with a set of wondrous features and with the ability to handle every sort of corruption or error issue. With this utility, you can even repair the corrupt OST file before converting it into PST format. It converts the entire OST mailbox including emails, attachments, contacts, tasks, appointments, meeting requests, distribution lists, posts, etc. into PST mailbox. While performing the migration, the software ensures that the integrity, properties and formatting of the data remains intact and unhampered.
A free demo version of Kernel for OST to PST can be download from http://www.osttopstconvert.recoveryfiles.org/ website for evaluation purpose.