Updated on September 14th, 2023
MS Outlook is a prominent email client that provides a lot of features and functions. It maintains a steady flow of sending and receiving email messages. However, often users complain about the storage space that keeps getting full. Sometimes OST files get corrupted and data is either lost or inaccessible. As a result, many users import OST to Office 365 to secure their data and to have a backup of their Outlook data in other locations. To protect it from problems like inaccessibility and even worse permanent data loss.
Well, there are many other reasons why users import Outlook OST to Office 365. Because users face different problems in maintaining OST files, some of which are mentioned below.
If you are wondering why users move OST files to Office 365 then read below to explore some prime reasons that cause the migration of Outlook OST to Office 365.
These are a few dominating reasons that cause Outlook migration to Office 365. Let’s move ahead to the solution part that will assist you in exporting your OST files to Office 365.
You cannot import OST to Office 365 directly with the assistance of manual methods. For that, first, you need to export the OST files in the Personal Storage Table(.pst). And then secondly import the exported PST file into Office 365. It’s an easy procedure that consists of two major steps that you are required to follow.
MS Outlook provides a built-in feature to save the OST files as PST with the assistance of the Import/Export option.
Note: Password protects your PST file to protect it from unauthorized access, otherwise click Cancel.
By following the above instructions you can export OST to PST. Now, let’s move ahead to the next step. Here, there are two ways to import the PST file into Office 365.
There are two methods to import PST files into Office 365 manually. In this section, we are going to explain all two methods so that you can import your PST data into Office 365.
Note: This method is facilitated by the cloud program of Microsoft which is separate from Office 365. That’s why you need to implement some precautions before starting this procedure.
Through Drive Shipping, you can copy the data of the PST files to a hard drive and transfer it into the drive of Microsoft. Here, Microsoft copies the data from the hard drive and sends it to your Office 365 mailbox.
After following the above steps you can import the PST file into Office 365. However, there is another approach that can import OST to Office 365 directly using an automated solution.
OST Converter Tool is an optimum solution to import OST files directly to Office 365. You will just have to add the OST file to the tool and import it directly to your Office 365 account. For a better understanding, you can check the OST to O365 migration process below.
By following the above instructions you can import OST file data directly to Office 365 with ease and security.
In this context, we have discussed how you can open an OST file in Outlook 365 and its various methods. Well, there is a manual method that has quite a lengthy process and is complicated but if you want to choose then, it’s up to you. However, professionals always recommend the automated solution, because of the inconsistency and failure of the manual methods. In addition to this, the automated solution imports OST to Office 365 in bulk.
About The Author:
Roshan Fatima is a Technical Writer at Data Conversion Tools. She is a Tech enthusiast, holding over 2 years of experience in Data Recovery Solutions. She loves researching and providing solutions to technical problems and tips and tricks to solve Windows technical issues. In her free time, she likes to read books and novels. Enjoys traveling and exploring new things.