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Kernel for OST to PST Professional Review

What to do if your Exchange Server gets corrupted or the user’s account gets deleted accidentally? When that happens, your Exchange Offline Storage Table (OST) files become totally inaccessible bringing your entire organization communication to a halt. That’s when you have to look for an Exchange OST file recovery tool. Today we’ll have a look at Kernel for OST to PST and see how it can help you perform successful recovery.


Kernel for OST to PST is a professional tool to convert offline OST files to MS Outlook PST files. The tool efficiently converts all contents of an OST file including emails, attachments, contacts, journals, calendars, notes, tasks, drafts, etc. to an easily accessible MS Outlook PST file.

Kernel for OST to PST

Kernel for OST to PST


If you are familiar with Exchange OST file recovery programs that offer Exchange OST to PST conversion, you will see that Kernel for OST to PST is a perfect third-party solution that has all the features you may need for accurate OST to PST file conversion. Using the tool you can convert even large-sized OST files, larger than 1 TB, into Outlook PST file. When the program processes the conversion, it will split the large PST file according to your requirements.

Save in MS Outlook

Upon recovering the emails from corrupt or damaged OST files, the tool lets you save them in MS Outlook supported file formats such as PST and MSG.

Save in Outlook Express

You can also save the recovered email items in Outlook Express supported file formats: VIZ, EML and DBX. Depending on your email client usage, you can access the OST files in MS Outlook as well as Outlook Express.

Find Messages

This feature proves helpful when you need to find and recover messages from selected OST file folders. This is handy when you need to recover and save only a certain number of emails and know their exact location. You can save them in EML or MSG file formats.

Save Snapshot

This feature allows you to save a snapshot of the repaired OST file to any location, which is useful when you want to save time when rescanning damaged OST files.

Load Snapshot

Loads the previously saved snapshot from a specified location.

Save List Information to HTML File

This feature lets you save the list information as a HTML file, so that you can review it later on. Search OST File(s) A simple search feature that allows users to find the required OST files. This is very useful if you don’t know the exact location of the OST file you want to recover. Preview When the files are recovered, the program will let you preview all the OST file data items in a tree-like hierarchical structure.

Extended Support

The tool fully supports recovering emails from inaccessible OST files created using MS Exchange Server 5.0/5.5/2000/2003/2007/2010/2013 and MS Outlook 97/98/2000/2002/2003/2007/2010/2013 (both 32-bit and 64-bit). The tool supports Outlook Express 4.0/5.0/5.5/6.0 versions and works well with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.

Trial Version

Kernel for OST to PST is available in two versions, Corporate ($199) and Technician ($299). It also comes with a free trial that lets you scan for recoverable items and preview them. A full license is required to complete the recovery.

Ease of Use

Working with Kernel with OST to PST software and performing the Exchange OST file recovery is very easy. The GUI is very intuitive and you should not encounter any usability problems when working with the software.

[box]The Verdict: Kernel for OST to PST Professional is a very useful email recovery software tool. It’s a highly recommended solution for users suffering from OST file corruption.[/box]