How to Recover Emails from OST File?

Updated on March 06, 2020

This DIY tutorial guides you on how to recover emails from OST file in Outlook. Remo OST to PST Converter is available for free download that converts corrupt/inaccessible OST file to a healthy PST and recovers all it's emails flawlessly. Download and try now for free..!


OST is an offline Outlook data file that allows users to use Outlook in offline mode. Basically, this is what enables you to read previously downloaded emails, calendars, contacts and other data in Outlook without an internet connection.

Now say for instance you moved to another computer, so you have transferred all your Outlook data including the OST file. You are trying to open the OST file and access emails, but not able to access your OST file. This is because there is no built in feature in Outlook to open or access OST files directly.

The only thing you can do is get a new copy of the OST file from the server by creating a new profile. But this can be a tedious process. Hence, in order to resolve this problem and retrieve emails from the OST file easily, you can convert the OST file to a PST using Remo OST to PST Converter.

This OST to PST converter can not only be used to access emails or other data from a healthy OST files but can also be used when the Outlook OST file is corrupted and became inaccessible. To substantiate, OST files can get corrupted due to various reasons such as synchronization issues, file size issues, server crash, malware or viruses etc. Even in these situations, you will not be able to access data inside the file, but Remo’s OST to PST converter will convert the corrupt OST to a PST file and allow you to restore emails and other data.

Remo OST to PST Converter tool to recover emails from OST file:

As the name itself suggests, Remo OST to PST Converter tool converts OST file to a PST file. The tool converts your corrupt or inaccessible OST file to a healthy PST file quite easily. The tool works in automated mode, and so you need not be technically strong to use this tool. In addition to converting the OST to a PST file, it's functionality extends to a recovery of deleted/lost emails, contacts, notes, RSS Feeds, tasks, Calendar events, and other items from OST file. The tool is available for free download, just get it's free download and follow the below mentioned few simple on-screen instructions to recover emails from OST file.


Guidelines to Recover Emails from OST File with Remo OST to PST Converter:

Step 1: Download and install Remo OST to PST Converter software to recover emails from OST file. Run the application by double clicking on desktop shortcut or via start menu. The main screen shows two options, "Open OST File” and “Find OST File”. Make use of "Open OST File" option to choose your OST file if you know its exact location else use “Find OST File” option to search for your damaged OST file.

Recover Emails from OST File - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: After this, use the browse button to locate the OST file which needs to be repaired and click on next to start the repair process. This tool will fix your corrupt .ost file within a few minutes. It even safely convert the OST to PST and retrieve all Outlook elements including emails.

Restore Emails from OST File - Browse OST File

Figure B: Browse OST File

Step 3: The entire procedure can be monitored through the progress bar. It repairs as well as converts OST file to healthy PST.

Retrieve Outlook OST Emails - Progress Screen

Figure C: Progress Screen

Step 4: After the completeion of the OST 2 PST conversion process, the application displays a confirmation message like “OST file converted successfully”. It fixes OST file with ease. At last browse the location to save converted OST file and recover emails from the PST file.

Outlook OST Email Recovery - Select Destination Path

Figure D: Select Destination Path



Advantages of Remo OST to PST Converter

The main benefit of using this application is that, it works on read-only mode which ensures that no damage or modification is made to your original OST file during the repair process. Furthermore, it helps to restore mail from OST file created using any Microsoft Exchange versions including MS Exchange 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007 and Exchange 2010.

A variant of this software i.e., Remo Repair PST tool can be utilized to repair corruption in PST files. Using this tool, you can extract emails from corrupt PST file, and also other Outlook items such as notes, calendar items, notes, journals, etc. from damaged or corrupted PST file.