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Are you wondering how to change OST to PST in Outlook? This is easy to do. In fact, there are several methods to try, and we’ve run through 3 of the best for you.
Read ahead for a look at them and more.
As mentioned, there are a couple of tricks to try, but the three main solutions would be to either export or archive your mailbox, or use a third-party software like Kernel. Kernel is especially useful, as you don’t need an Exchange account for it.
We’ve taken a look at each of these methods in-depth below.
From all the methods available, this is the easiest. You’ll have to sign in to Outlook using the Exchange account that you used to create your OST files, and then export your mailbox.
All you do is:
If you want more solutions, read the below section.
Using the Archive option to save OST emails is quite popular. It’s a great way to keep your mailbox at a manageable size. All your old messages will be stored in ‘archive’ until you know what you want to do with them.
Let’s talk about how to enable auto-archive:
Now, your mailbox items will be transferred to the PST file depending on your archive settings.
Lastly, there is a special software you can use to get the job done – Kernel. In case you’re wondering, no, you won’t have to pay for it. You’ll be able to convert OST files to PST files for free.
The software converts inaccessible OST files without the Exchange profile or Server they came from. If you don’t have access to the Exchange account, this makes the software a good solution.
Even if you’re a tech newbie, using Kernel is easy. You can even recover deleted files with it, and convert them to the PST format.
Here’s an added benefit – it has an advanced filtering and saving option that we appreciate.
Let’s talk about how to use it:
Changing OST to PST in Outlook is not difficult. As discussed in our article, there are 3 methods to try. If you don’t have access to the Exchange account or server, you can use the Kernel software. However, keep in mind that using it is can be complicated.
Hopefully you found all of the points discussed useful. So, what do you think?