What is OST file? Offline Storage Table is abbreviated for OST and makes it possible for users to work offline, even when they are not connected to Exchange Server. When next time when connect to Exchange Server, you can synchronize the changes. To work offline is the capability of OST files. This unique feature of OST files help users to work during Exchange Server downtime situation also.
In the situation, when you are offline, Outlook creates replica of user mailbox at administrators' end. These OST files have .ost extension, and in the situation, when you want to update data of the offline folder and you can continue, copy all the alterations made. During synchronization, any items deleted either from offline folder or server folder also gets deleted.
OST Corruption: These OST files also get damaged because of some of the reasons like Trojan infection, database deletion, system shutdown, virus attack, database deletion etc. These reasons make OST data far way to use but accessibility is in your reach. To use OST files again convert OST data to PST to regain OST data.
Tool Act as OST to Outlook Connector: With some OST to Outlook Connector utility like OST Recovery software, you would be able to convert OST data to Outlook PST and thus software becomes OST to Outlook connector. Immediate and easy conversion from OST file to PST is in your hand. With any Outlook platform this application can work with.