How to Convert OST File to PST in Outlook 2003?

MS Outlook 2003 application is mainly used as communication media for official and personal Purpose. Microsoft Outlook 2003 offers an innovative interface that facilitates of working on emails, calendar items, RSS feeds etc. Outlook 2003 works on two modes i.e. OST and PST where OST works as offline and PST works as online. OST file allows user to work in offline and automatically synchronize with Microsoft Exchange Server as system get connected with internet. It is beneficial for low internet accessibility environment. However, due to occurrence of some instances user lose accessibility from Outlook OST 2003 file. There are many instances when OST 2003 files stops working such as:

  • Sometimes improperly terminating Microsoft Outlook when OST 2003 file was in use may result as OST 2003 file corruption
  • While synchronizing OST file with MS Exchange Server, if any Synchronization errors occur then that OST file get corrupt
  • The header of Outlook OST contains information like file name, file size, storage location, etc. Due to any reason if headers of OST then OST file may get corrupt
  • While upgrading Outlook version from older to 2003, occurrence of any failure can make it damage
  • Running more than one antivirus program on single system is major reason of Outlook 2003 OST file corruption

Due to any of the above-mentioned scenario, if user’s OST file is get corrupt then don’t panic.  As there are still some chances to access content of damaged OST file. Therefore, to extract data from corrupted OST 2003 file user can convert OST file to PST Outlook 2003.

Program to convert OST to PST 2003 file:

OST to PST converter program is mainly used to convert OST file to PSTin Outlook 2003.The software can fix and convert even broken or corrupted OST file, and rescue all the e-mails, RSS data, calendar, journals, contacts, etc. It can convert encrypted, password protected OST files to PST file. This application has in-built and well-designed set of algorithms to switch Outlook OST to PST 2003 file. It can convert files exactly without losing any data. It has ability to convert Outlook OST file to PST 2003 file with high success rate. This utility is capable of converting OST 2003 files created using any Microsoft Exchange versions including MS Exchange 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and Exchange 2013. This tool is compatible with all major versions of Windows OS such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

Procedure to convert Outlook OST to PST file:

To convert Outlook OST file to PST 2003 on Windows, click here to download and install OST to PST Converter tool on system.> Launch the application and follow instructions from main screen.> Now, select required option namely ‘Open OST File’ or ‘Find OST File’ from the first screen of this software.> In next window, pick OST file, which you need to convert to PST Outlook 2003.> Later, after selecting OST file click on ‘Next’ button to start scanning process.> On completion of scanning process, browse one destination folder to save converted PST 2003 Outlook file on your system >After providing desired path click on ‘Convert’ button.> At last, user will get confirmation message that file has converted successfully

Points should be remembered:

  • Try to avoid interruptions while synchronizing Outlook OST file
  • While converting OST to PST keep backup of OST file to prevent data loss from unforeseen situations
  • Make use of an UPS device to avoid interruptions like power failure in between the conversion process