What are Orphaned OST Files?
To download emails on local computer and to manage emails on Exchange Server, Outlook can be used. The simplest way to manage these emails without connecting to Exchange is use of Outlook in cached mode where OST files are created. The changes that are done in the files while Exchange was downtime can be communicated to the Sever mailbox when the Sever establishes connection. Offline storage file allows users to work offline, when Exchange Server is downtime but users are confined to errors in OST files due to many reasons like accidental deletion of emails, malicious virus attacks, Sever crash, oversized OST files, incorrect file system recovery etc.
If due to any reason, Exchange Severs' mailbox is deleted and its corresponding Exchange profile is also removed, then the chances to access data is very small from the OST files. In this situation, OST files are said to open.
You might have the curiosity to know that how mailbox from Exchange Server can get deleted. This is because of mistakenly deleted account by the Severs' administrator or user. Moreover, while synchronizing data there are chances to encounter error messages like "OST File Cannot Open Outlook". This notifies that mailbox does not exist anymore user will not be able to access data stored in OST files. In such circumstances, there is a need to convert OST Email to Outlook as PST files as Outlook works as a standalone application.
If you have backed up your data of Exchange OST file in PST file, there is possibility to retrieve your files from Outlook but if the backup of emails is also damaged, then you have to opt for a powerful application that can migrate OST email to Outlook. OST Recovery software is one a title holder in online marketing to recover damaged OST files by converting them to PST file.