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How to Open OST File without Outlook and Exchange Server

You can open OST file without outlook and Exchange Server installed in your system using Free OST Viewer. In this post I will guide you how easily you can open and view ost file without outlook and not even exchange server installed. But first of all some background details on OST file.

As previously stated OST file is an offline storage table file which is created when the client (Outlook) is connected to Exchange Server using cache exchange mode. Outlook items that are saved on your computer, are kept in an Outlook Data File (.pst and .ost). Outlook Data Files (.ost) are always copies of items that are saved on a mail server and don’t have to be backed up like Outlook Data Files (.pst).

When Outlook is connected to Exchange Server the OST file is created which store emails, calendars and contacts of the user in an encrypted format. Due to this encryption it is not possible to read ost file if it is not connected to exchange server. In order to view ost file without exchange server you need a free ost viewer which should be portable so that you can open file anywhere.

Sometimes, it is required to view OST file remotely and you don’t have permission to run Outlook then this
free ost reader can be very helpful in that case. This tools works even if you don’t know where is the ost file stored in your system. Using this tool you can check ost file and read mail from ost file for free. 
Also in case of Exchange Server corruption and you cannot access you outlook then this method of opening ost file is very useful.

Step By Step Guide to open OST file without Outlook Installation

In order to read or open ost file without exchange server / outlook you need to follow below mentioned steps:
Step 1: Download the FREE OST Viewer which is a totally free tool for viewing your entire ost file and does not have any MS Outlook dependency in order to view the ost fle.
Step 2:  Install the software using with the help of installation wizard. 
Step 3: Now Run the tool using [Start Menu>>All Programs>>OST Viewer] and click on open button to load the ost file from the system.

Step 4: Select OST file from local system and click on Open button to load OST file. OST file scanning and reading process starts to extract corrupt OST file items.
Step 5: Confirmation message window pops-up after completion of OST scan process. Click on Ok button.
In left panel, complete OST folders structure is displayed to all. At the right panel you can see the files (mails, calendars, contacts and other items) stored in OST file.


So, what we learnt in this tutorial is that in order to open or read the content of OST file you don’t need to have outlook or exchange server installed in your system. Also using this tool to view ost file you got different options like you can convert the ost file into other formats and open in different email clients. 
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