Ost files are a great tool for all users who work on MS Outlook regularly. It not only allows the user to work offline but also allows the user to make changes to any folder on the exchange server. The changes that the user makes to the offline folder (ost data file) are then updated to the online folder once the user connects to the internet. More often than not Outlook users come across the problem of their outlook offline folders being corrupted for a wide array of reasons. This article will tell us about the advantage of having ost recovery.
Following are some of the advantages:
1. Ost recovery can convert files to pst, eml or msg format:
When a corrupted ost file is to be recovered and the user wants to recover the data some recovery software offer a distinct advantage. This advantage being, giving the user option of converting a corrupted ost file to either a pst file (online data file), EML Format (EML is an extension of an e-mail saved to a particular file in the MIME RFC822 format of Outlook, MSG Format (Type of Outlook data file that contains the entire history of the e mails sent and received by the user).
2. Ost recovery allows people to see data later:
The most common way of recovering the data from a corrupted ost file is to convert the file into an online data file or pst file. Under such a scenario the user is able to see the recovered data once they have opened their Outlook account on having connected to the internet. Often, the users do not wish to connect to the internet as soon as they have converted the corrupt ost file to a pst file. This is not a problem as they can not only see the recovered file online later but also find the files that could be recovered from the corrupt ost file by opening the lost & found section of MS Outlook.
3. Up to 96% of the data can be recovered:
There are wide ranges of software available when it comes to recovering data from a corrupted ost file. They are often free software. Some advanced software allow the user to recover up to 96% of the data. Users must be cautious that when looking at software for recovering data whether the software is suited for their operating system or not.