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Steps to keep the OST & PST files healthy

March 22, 2012  by: Jacob Tyler  Points: 12   Category: Software    Views: 819

There are many reasons because of which the OST & PST files get damaged. The aforementioned steps can prevent the Outlook OST PST files from becoming corrupt. For repairing the files a user can refer the Convert OST to PST Free tool.


The MS Outlook email client stores the mail data in the PST (Personal Storage Table) format. These files are essential for the functioning of MS Outlook. There are many factors which can damage the OST &PST files. These are tips which can prevent your OST &PST files from getting damaged.

Note: If the PST files have already been damaged then a user can refer the OST PST or Convert OST to PST free tool.

Reduce the heavy size of OST &PST files

20GB is the size limit for Outlook 2003/ Outlook 2007 and 50GB is the size limit for Outlook 2010. But a user should not allow the PST file size to exceed the 10 GB limit. The heavy OST & PST file size can make MS Outlook to slog. Moreover the files can become corrupt.

The Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier version users should keep the PST file size below 1.5 GB. The Outlook users should remove the unnecessary mails from MS Outlook. They can also use the 2GB truncation tool for compacting the PST file size.

Don’t operate large mails at one instance

The MS Outlook closes itself if more than one mail is operated at one single time. An abrupt or accidental shutdown in this case damages the PST files. So a user should not work on too many emails and always remember to properly shutdown the system.

Always store the PST files on local computer

The network environment does not support the OST &PST file properties. So a user should always store the PST file in his system.

Create a backup of the PST files

A user should always create a backup of OST & PST files on weekly basis or monthly basis. It is the best method to prevent data loss.

Assure that the Anti Virus Program is well synchronized with the email client

The anti Virus program ultimately becomes overprotective towards the OST & PST files. This affects the functioning of the PST files. This behavior of Anti Virus Program slowdowns the functioning of PST files. It is necessary to use only a reliable Anti Virus Program.

Always use a reliable OST PST repair tool

The Microsoft has facilitated Scanpst or Inbox Repair Tool for fixing the minor PST & OST file errors. It is located at drive: \Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12 command. But using this tool is a bit difficult thing to do. A person with little technical knowhow will find many difficulties in using this tool.

An easy and effective method to repair the OST files is Kernel for OST to PST Conversion. This is an impeccable convert OST to PST Free tool. It recovers & saves the files in PST, DBX, MSG, or EML format. This tool has got the ability to restore the files from any kind of situation i.e. server downtime, server crash, accidental user account deletion, database corruption, etc. It is highly compatible with Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 98 and 97.

For more information visit http://www.ost2pst.org/


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