First Choice Of Outlook Users For Recovering Data From OST File
When it comes to a corrupted OST file, deploying manual methods is not opted by most of the users. The reason being-the manual utilities compromise with the OST file data in the process of repairing OST file. Therefore, the users prefer third party solutions for coping with this situation.
OST Recovery tops the software list designed for recovering data from corrupt OST files. In this review, we have summed up the entire information of OST Recovery software. Have a look.
Features at a Glance
|Functions||Recovers data from corrupt OST file|
|Interface||Graphical User Interface|
|MS Outlook installation required||No|
|Windows version supported||8.1 and below versions|
Download & Installation
The latest version of OST Recovery further aims to recover data from corrupt, inaccessible, or orphaned OST file. The software is very easy to download and the installation is completed within a few minutes. After installation, there is no need for rebooting the machine and the user can straightaway start working with the tool.
Things to Look Forward In This Tool
An OST file is an offline copy of the data stored on Exchange server. The OST file enables the users to access the Exchange data even if the connection to the server is not available. However, at times, these OST files can get corrupted or inaccessible due to several reasons. Thus, the users look out for a solution to expedite the process of data recovery from OST file. The OST Recovery software addresses all such needs of the users and enables them to recover the entire data from corrupt or inaccessible OST file. Some of the prominent features of the tool are:
- Supports recovery of permanently deleted data from OST file.
- Variant filters to facilitate recovery of selected data items from OST.
- Recover and convert data in PST, EML, and MSG file formats.
- Imposes no size limitation on the OST file from which data has to recovered
- MS Outlook installation not necessary for recovery of data from OST file.
- Option to split output PST file is available after recovery of data from OST.
Test Run Of The Software
We did a test run on the full version of OST Recovery. The software ran very smoothly and since its interface is very user-friendly, even a non-techie user will not encounter any issue while working with it. The working steps of the software are:
- Add File
The first step is to load the corrupt OST file in the software by selecting the Add File option.
- Dual Scanning Mode
The software offers dual scanning mode to the users for effectual data recovery from corrupt or inaccessible OST file. If the OST file is highly corrupted, it is advised to select Advance Scan option. However, if the corruption is minimal there is no need for enabling the Advance scan option.
- Export OST File Data Via Two Ways
The software offers two modes to export the data recovered from the OST file. In case the user wants to export selective items, right clicking on the item and selectin Export option will export the selective items.
- Provision to Save OST Data In Multiple File Formats
OST Recovery software offers three file formats for saving the recovered data of OST file. The user can select amongst PST, EML and MSG file formats for saving the recovered data.
- Date Filter for Selective Exporting
The software offers the option of exporting selective data with the help of Date filters. The user can select the required From and To dates and the software will only export the emails lying in that particular range.
- Split Output PST File
In case the user is exporting the data recovered from the OST file to PST file format, the user can split the output PST file with the help of PST Split option. This is helpful in case the size of output PST file is large.
Get The Trial Version
In order to get an idea of the working of OST to PST Converter, the user can download the demo or trial version. The working of the trial version is similar to the working of the license version. The only difference is that the demo version imposes a limitation on the number of items that can be converted to other file formats.
The software has to offer a variety of provisions to its users, right from the scanning options to the export options. Its user-friendly interface makes it an easy-to-use tool for naïve users. Since it facilitates recovery from both minimally as well as highly corrupt OST file, the software is a sure shot solution for data recovery from corrupt or orphaned OST file.
The software does not offer the option to view corrupt or password protected PDF files that are present as attachments with the OST file emails. In addition, the tool does not auto-detect the OST files from the machine, which at times gets difficult for the non-technical users.
Based on the overall functioning of the software and the plethora of features it hosts, we would like to rate OST Recovery software as 9.7/10. Even though the software does not auto-detect the OST file, it supports recovery of data from both corrupt and inaccessible OST file.