Reading OST file using OST browser is extremely easy. The software when launched, a dialogue box named as "Select Source OST File" appears that prompts you to browse the OST file to be opened. When the orphaned OST file is selected, the software starts scanning the selected file. Within few minutes, the scanning process gets completed and all the email items are displayed in a tree like structure in the left panel. You can navigate through the folders listed in the displayed panel to view the desired email messages, contacts, calendar items etc.
OST Browser software is a free to avail tool with extremely easy to handle features. It provides self-descriptive instructions that help user to read OST file without converting OST file into PST file and without establishing connection with Exchange Server. Being GUI (graphical user interface) supported it provides systematic instructions for easy operation.
OST Browser software provides instant view to the OST file and its respective folders, but bears a limitation. It restricts user to save the emails items displayed on the screen. This is due to the reason that it has been created with an intention to just to read OST file without using Exchange Server.