Few things in life can be relied upon such as sunsets in the west and rises in the east, the prediction of seasons and so on. When it comes to best of recovery solutions for retrieving OST files of Exchange, I would undoubtedly refer OST recovery Tool from my collection of featured picks. Let’s see what you can expect from this prominent OST recovery solution.
Retrieve Lost Data of OST FileFor those who are interested in knowing about the tech specs related to product, here is a detailed view.

Core Specs of Product

Program Name
OST Recovery, Version 4.3
Downloaded From
http://www.osttopst.msoutlooktools.com/
File size
16.2 MB
Price
$99

Core Specs of Product

The upgraded 4.3 version of OST Recovery tool further aims to bring out better service when recovering inaccessible OST files of Outlook. It has simple process of download and installing. One doesn’t have to bother about rebooting the system after installation of product on the machine. The application has amazing interface which guides you through the process of recovery in an efficient manner.

All about the basics

An OST file is an offline Outlook data file used by Microsoft Exchange server to assist users to work with the messages and data connected with mails even when there is no approach to mail server. Sometimes it may happen that OST files which contain important messages may become corrupt, inaccessible, or orphaned and you have to look for appropriate tools which would provide expedite the recovery of corrupted or damaged OST files. To address all these concerns of users,OST Recovery utility come as a proficient solution to repair and recover OST files efficiently. Some of its key properties are highlighted below

  • Recovers permanently deleted data from OST files
  • Supports repairing of OST files by dual scan method
  • Selective filtering of emails on the basis of date range
  • Preview data with item count of OST file components
  • Split large PST files within the range 1GB to 45 GB
  • Maintains meta data properties of all emails intact

Performance Capabilities of Utility

A quick glimpse of the recovery software reveals the adaptability range of the features to provide a deep-rooted scan of the OST files in order to recover them efficiently.

It impressed me with its innovative options; this is a product which is really willing to provide the most flexible range of options.

Intensive Scanning Procedure

Advanced Scan:

This scanning feature is employed when a user has to recover OST files, which has a higher level of corruption. The quick scan is the default mode of scanning. However, you can opt for advanced scan depending on the corruption levels of your file.

OST Recovery Software: Advanced Scan

Flexibility to Save in Multiple File Formats

The software extends the range of functionality by providing the ability to export in two ways

  1. Export process selectively
  2. Export process in bulk

Selective Export process

Once the recovery process is over, when you are exporting the files, you can select them by checking or unchecking against the specific file that you want to export.

Selective Export process: OST Recovery Software

Further, the software extends the flexibility to export the OST to multiple file formats

  1. you can export file in PST
  2. You can export file in MSG
  3. You can export file in EML

export option setting: OST Recovery Software

Bulk Export Process

Alternatively, you can export OST file to PST with complete folder structure intact simply by clicking on the option “Export” which is located on the top Menu Bar.

Bulk Export Process: OST Recovery Software

Suitable Naming Patterns

One of the most impressive features which I noticed while working on this tool is that when you are saving the recovered OST files in EML or MSG file format, the tool provides you the option to choose suitable naming convention based on sender wise, subject wise, date wise to save the files.

Live View of Scanning Progress

The application will provide you a really favorable option of viewing the live scanning process. You can view the details of file which is scanned, the volume it occupies in KB, & the date in which it is created.

Further, if you want to stop the scanning process in between, then simply click on the button ‘Stop’.

Scanning Progress: OST Recovery Software

Date Based Filtering Process

Exceptional filtering process to export OST files to other file formats like particular date range. The application provides you the facility to enter date range by specifying ‘To date’ and ‘From Date’ details to filter out mails selectively. This feature serves to save both time and effort of user effectively.

Date Based Filtering Process: OST Recovery Software

Product Testing

You can download the trial version of OST Recovery utility to know about its technical know-how in details. The demo version of the product provides you the preview of all the OST data items. However, it can export only 25 items per folder. Further, it will not export body content and the respective attachments of contacts, tasks, calendars, notes &, journals to the user.

Other Alternatives

Process of Rebuilding OST Files

Delete the existing local OST file and rebuild OST files with Outlook from base when connection between Exchange server and the Outlook user’s profile is reestablished. You also have the option to rename old OST file and then synchronize renamed OST file with server.

However, if data is deleted from mailbox of Exchange server or there is no data at all then recovery of OST files can be done only with the help of third party solutions like OST Recovery software.

For What Aspects You Can Look Forward

  • Even though the application provides the option to add OST files by browsing its location but for some non-technical users, tracking down the location of OST files is not that easy. In such a case, auto detection of OST files would really prove an advantageous option for users.
  • Attachments such as PDF document cannot be viewed if they are corrupted or password protected. So, a small work over for the provision to view protected PDF documents can be really beneficial for users.

Wrapping It

After testing the utility and factoring in everything from performance to features, I have ranked OST Recovery Tool in the top position in my assessment. The recovery application is one of the few convertibles available these days ready for manifesting the productivity in business. On the whole, it delivers a solid-performance level and the price factor won’t be an issue while purchasing this product.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for providing such a useful information. I would like to suggest you to use another OST Recovery Software which does not require Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Server connectivity to retrieve lost data of OST file. Free download of software is available here; http://www.ostpstsoftware.com/

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