OST File Reader

4.6 Based on 110 Reviews

OST File Reader – Best Tool to View OST without Outlook

  • Standalone application to open & view OST file with Attachments
  • Provide a preview of all data items of OST file like emails, contacts, etc.
  • Add multiple Offline OST files one by one & view items in the viewer
  • Restore deleted items from OST file using Advance Scan Mode
  • Display item count of each folder & sub-folder for selected OST file
  • Option to preview multiple or bulk Offline OST files at a time
  • Exchange Server environment is not mandatory to open OST file
  • Add the saved scan file and open it directly without taking any time
  • Compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows OS and MS Outlook
    Using OST File Reader, users can view OST file of Outlook 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007.

Feature List of OST Reader Tool

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Preview OST Files in Bulk

The OST Viewer tool is designed specially to open and read OST file without MS Outlook. It is capable to read multiple OST files in bulk without any limitation. Moreover, the software will generate an instant preview of all email messages along with its attributes such as from, subject, date, to, size in bytes, and sent.

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Open Email With Attachments

The OST File Reader provides the facility to display all attachments associated with each email in the in-built viewer. A user can easily open and view OST file attachments of any type. For example, image, files, documents, etc and all other similar files.

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Open & Read Corrupt OST File

The best part about this offline OST Viewer is that it permit users to open and view corrupt OST file also. While adding damaged or corrupt OST file to software, a user just need to check the Advance Scan option, the tool will generate an instant preview of the file with any loss of data.

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Standalone Application to View OST File

The software is designed in such a way that a user does not need any particular application to installed on the local machine. For example, it does not require Microsoft Outlook or Exchange Server installation on the local machine. OST File Reader is a standalone application to open multiple OST files in bulk.

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Option to Read OST Contacts

The Outlook 2013 OST Reader’s interface display the preview of Contacts & Distribution list of OST file. In order to view contacts, a user just need to click on the Contacts tab directly from software interface and the tool display all contacts in the same way as appears in MS Outlook.

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Open Offline OST File Calendar

OST Viewer Tool by default display the email messages. However, if a user wants to view calendars, then click on the calendar tab directly from the software interface and open Calendars of OST file. Apart from calendars, the application also provides direct option to open and view Notes, Tasks and Journals.

When to use OST File Reader?

An OST file or Offline Storage Table is the data file of Microsoft Outlook data file. It gets created automatically when Outlook is configured with Exchange Server in cached mode enabled. OST file make it possible for the users to work in an offline and all the changes gets updated to the Exchange Server whenever a connection is re-established. It creates a local copy of the mailbox data on the Server, which allows users to work in an offline mode also. When an Offline OST file if created, it provides the set of special folders in order to save mailbox complete mailbox data. For example, inbox, sent items, drafts, calendars, notes, and journals.

Important Facts About OST File

  • A user can open the offline OST file in the MAPI profile only with which it is created originally.
  • When the connection is established again, OST folder synchronized with Exchange Server automatically. But, to sync public folders replicas and user created folders, a special type of synchronization has to be set up.
  • The OST file of MS Outlook is always encrypted by default. Only because of relation with mailbox on server, it does not need a special password protection.
  • Always keep in mind that two OST files cannot be opened at once in Microsoft Outlook.

However, there are some situations in which it becomes difficult for the user to open OST file. For example, it is difficult to open corrupt, damaged, inaccessible, and orphan OST file. If there is no MS Outlook and Exchange Server installed on the machine, then also it impossible to view Outlook OST file. Therefore, considering all such situations, a user is suggested to use a trusted third-party tool, named as OST Viewer tool. It is one of the best solutions to open OST file of Outlook. OST File Reader is capable to open corrupt, damaged or orphan OST file without MS Outlook and Exchange Server environment.

Screenshots of OST File Viewer

Launch the software by going to start >> All program >>RecoveryTools OST Reader.

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Select the OST file path. Select Quick or Advanced scanning mode. Now click on Add File.

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Tool enables you to view OST file in different styles i.e. Mail view, Hex view etc.

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Frequently Asked Question

Yes, a user can easily open and view an orphan OST file.

No, the application does not impose any OST file size limitation. A user can view any size OST file using this OST Reader tool.

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