Product Review: OST to PST Converter Tool

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In this article, we will review popular Stellar Converter for OST Tool that’s used to convert the mostly inaccessible OST files into PST or other formats. This tool extracts different data items such as emails, attachments, documents, videos, contacts, and calendars from inaccessible OST files and converts them into the PST format for easy use and access.

Stellar Converter for OST supports MS Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013 and most other lower versions and requires you to have Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7 operating systems for best results. The makers of this tool also recommend a minimum of 2GB memory though 4GB is more preferred and at least 250MB of hard disk space for best results.

Features

Some of the key features of this tool are:

  • OST files can get orphaned due to many reasons and this tool extracts data from these inaccessible OST files and converts them into other easy-to-use file formats.
  • It is easy to use & comes with simple interface.
  • Requires little to no technical knowledge to set up and use
  • Ideal for migrating your data to a new email service
  • Extracts all mail items
  • High precision and quality
  • No data loss
  • Converts OST data into multiple formats PST, MSG, EML, RTF, HTML & PDF
  • Organizes messages to enhance readability
  • Works on encrypted OST files as well
  • Converts OST files in batches
  • Exports data to Office 365 & Live Exchange when needed
  • Splits & Compact large PST files to improve manageability
  • Allows you to select specific emails based on a host of parameters

Due to these top-notch features, this tool has a 4.6/5 rating on MSExchange.org, thereby earning it a Gold Award.

Now that you have a good idea of what this OST to PST converter can do for you, let’s take a look at some of its functionality to get a better feel of its ease of use and functionality.

Installation

The installation process is an absolute breeze. All that you have to do is

  • Download the Stellar Converter for OST
  • Double-click the downloaded file and this opens the installation wizard
Installation
Installation
  • Agree to the licensing terms and conditions
licensing terms and conditions
licensing terms and conditions
  • Select the destination to save this program. You can accept the default value or change the file path.
default value or change the file path
default value or change the file path
  • Choose the shortcut’s folder or name in the Start menu
name in the Start menu
name in the Start menu
  • If you want to create a desktop icon, check the box
check the box
check the box
  • Finally, click the “Install” button and the wizard will take care of the installation for you.
installation for you
installation for you

With these simple steps, you’re all set to use the converter.

Converting OST to PST files

Next, let’s see how to convert the OST files to PST format.

Step 1 – Open the tool

Open the Stellar Converter for OST. Look for the Home button on the top left corner and this will prompt you to select an OST file for conversion. Browse and select the OST file you want to convert.

Converting OST to PST files
Converting OST to PST files

Step 2 – Choose the OST file

Once you browse and select the OST file, click the “Convert” button.

Choose the OST file
Choose the OST file

Step 3 – Conversion process

The tool will start conversion process and the time for completion depends on the size of the OST file.

Conversion process
Conversion process

You can also stop conversion at any time by clicking “stop” button.

Step 4 – Preview and change

After the conversion is complete, the tool will display the different folders and content on the left-hand pane. You can choose the content you want and only that will be converted to the PST format.

Preview and change
Preview and change

Step 5 – Select your format

In the last step, choose the format for conversion. You can choose from PST. EML, MSG, HTML, RTF, and PDF options.

Select your format
Select your format

Step 6 – Save the files

Once you select the format, the Stellar converter starts converting the selected message to your chosen format. You have the control to stop this process at any time.

Save the files
Save the files

Step 7 – Open the converted file

Once the process is done, this tool will tell you the name and location of the converted file and you can open this file to read through its contents.

Open the converted file
Open the converted file

Performance analysis

So far, we have seen the features and how you can use the tool. Now comes the big question. How does this tool fare when compared to other OST to PST converter tools?

Here are some salient aspects that our reviewers liked.

  • Simple to use and requires no prior technical knowledge.
  • The interface is intuitive and user-friendly.
  • It was able to extract data from corrupted OST files that could not be opened through email clients.
  • The preview pane was comprehensive and helped to convert only the selected messages
  • The choice to convert to different formats was helpful

Verdict

Overall, the Stellar Converter for OST tool is a well-developed and comprehensive tool designed with users in mind. It was easy to convert large OST files to PST as well as other formats, so the contents could be accessed easily. A simple user-interface hid the complex functionality that was happening behind the scenes while the preview frame added a nice touch to the overall look and feel.

In all, this is a highly useful tool that is sure to come in handy for IT administrators and for anyone who wants to extract data from large or orphaned OST files.

Also read: Top Five Best OST To PST Converter Tools Of 2020

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