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  • In Office is there a way to convert an OST to a PST so that it can be used on another system and mounted as a personal file?

     

    Thanks

    Sam

    mercoledì 26 dicembre 2007 18:12

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  • You cannot convert a OST file to a PST directly, There is security in place that ties the Exchange mailbox,OST file and MAPI profile together. That means that you need the be loged in with the original MAPI profile in order to open the OST file, if you can do that you can simply export or copy all data to a PST file.

     

    mercoledì 26 dicembre 2007 20:42
  • you cant rename an ost file to pst and you cannot open the ost file with a different MAPI profile, it must be the same one that created the ost file.You cant change the mailbox either.

    The only possible solution is if you can open the ost file with the origianal MAPI profile connected to Exchange or not, then export data to a post file.

    Touse the original MAPI profile it must be available of course and you must also authenticate with an account that has permission to open it. (same account that has permission to open the mailbox on Exchange server)

     

     

    mercoledì 26 dicembre 2007 22:04

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  • You cannot convert a OST file to a PST directly, There is security in place that ties the Exchange mailbox,OST file and MAPI profile together. That means that you need the be loged in with the original MAPI profile in order to open the OST file, if you can do that you can simply export or copy all data to a PST file.

     

    mercoledì 26 dicembre 2007 20:42
  • Lasse,

    If I understand you correctly. I can take an OST file that I have created via Outlook and just copy it to a PST file that I can then mount on another system (different Exchange server) as a Personal Folder. Seems too simple a way to bypass the security.

     

    mercoledì 26 dicembre 2007 20:57
  • you cant rename an ost file to pst and you cannot open the ost file with a different MAPI profile, it must be the same one that created the ost file.You cant change the mailbox either.

    The only possible solution is if you can open the ost file with the origianal MAPI profile connected to Exchange or not, then export data to a post file.

    Touse the original MAPI profile it must be available of course and you must also authenticate with an account that has permission to open it. (same account that has permission to open the mailbox on Exchange server)

     

     

    mercoledì 26 dicembre 2007 22:04
  • You cannot convert a OST file to a PST directly, There is security in place that ties the Exchange mailbox,OST file and MAPI profile together. That means that you need the be loged in with the original MAPI profile in order to open the OST file, if you can do that you can simply export or copy all data to a PST file.

     


    Sorry Lasse, but this is clearly not true as there are a multitude of utilities out there that do exactly this (at a cost): see http://www.stellarinfo.com/exchange-ost-recovery.htm and http://www.ost2pst.net/ to name just two. 

    I don't understand why Microsoft can't do this too and save everyone the trouble of having to buy 3rd party unverified software.
    • Proposto come risposta Avalonswan lunedì 1 marzo 2010 17:18
    sabato 20 febbraio 2010 19:46
  • There really isn't much incentive for Microsoft to make and supply those tools (especially not for free).  The percentage of users who will ever need an OST to PST converter is extremely small and there already are 3rd party solutions to that unusual problem.

    Considering how much heat Microsoft gets whenever they introduce another product/add-in that puts a little ISV out of business and the programming resources required to create/support such a tool and the fact that it won't result in any additional sales for Microsoft...

    Why?

    I think Microsoft is content to let the ISV's take care of that small niche market.

    That's my take on it anyhow.


    -B-
    http://www.officeforlawyers.com
    Author: The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook
    lunedì 1 marzo 2010 18:24
  • Hi,

    Try this third party ost to pst conversion software is recover you ost file and export ost to pst all items.

    http://www.exportosttopst.com/ost-recovery-software.html

     

    Regards,

    Exchange Database Administrator

    venerdì 4 febbraio 2011 09:25
  • In Office is there a way to convert an OST to a PST so that it can be used on another system and mounted as a personal file?

     

    Thanks

    Sam

    It is true that Microsoft has not yet provided Ms outlook ost to pst converter tool. But it is not a very big matter. As you know Microsoft software application are very flexible. It is great feature of all Microsoft application. You can easily convert ost to pst file format using some third party application. For more information on ost to pst conversion visit Microsoft official solution center:-

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/vsto/thread/82068a70-841a-420f-a361-c6d545194f7d

     

     


    • Modificato jamespdavid mercoledì 14 dicembre 2011 10:17
    mercoledì 14 dicembre 2011 10:10
  • Kernel for OST to PST conversion acts more like an OST reader tool that instantly reads the OST file and export into Outlook PST file. The best feature about this tool is it makes use of advanced techniques to convert OST file to PST file and further transfers all the emails, messages and all email components in Microsoft Outlook. The tool provides complete support to OST files created with any version of MS Outlook and Exchange Server and even doesn’t require original outlook profile for OST to PST conversion. The tool can be downloaded from    http://www.convertosttopst.co.uk

    • Modificato Jenelia Jo venerdì 1 giugno 2012 04:42
    • Proposto come risposta PriZMed venerdì 9 agosto 2013 09:58
    venerdì 20 aprile 2012 11:51
  • I successfully exported all Outlook 2007 ost file data into .pst file with the help of this program: http://www.recover-computerdata.com/ost-pst-converter.html

    The program is compatible with all versions of MS Outlook i.e 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000 and 97.


    • Modificato jpatrick256 lunedì 23 aprile 2012 06:32 add
    • Proposto come risposta techkaram venerdì 7 dicembre 2012 17:17
    lunedì 23 aprile 2012 06:31
  • Hi

    All above mentioned converter has a evolution version.

    The best is install windows server with 32 bit and then installed Manangement tools of exchange server with 32 bit.

    Now export the mail into pst format.

    If you have any issue, please revert back.

    lunedì 23 aprile 2012 10:22
  • Hello there,

                      As many of the replies came, but still i would like to add some of the my experience. As there are many OST to PST converter tool are available but its difficult to select best among all. So as i also need tool for the recovery i found i way that is one can download the trail version of the software. So latter if the trail version proves to be stronger than the entire version of the software can be downloaded so and if not can switch to other tool.

    Regards

    Branda

    giovedì 28 giugno 2012 12:17
  • Mr William Zhou CHN has mentioned good steps here to convert OST to PST file:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/office2007deploymentcompatibility/thread/660b50fb-0bab-44ba-92a3-6f263c9de9f0

    But these steps only work when you are able to open your Outlook OST file in your MS Outlook. In case of corruption or damaged, these methods can not work and you need to repair corrupt ost file first by using scanpst/scanost, an inbuilt utility or by a third party application to fix OST file corruption.

    Regards,

    James

    • Proposto come risposta knuckstephen giovedì 13 giugno 2013 01:33
    mercoledì 25 luglio 2012 03:14
  • Hello Pettersson,

    If you want to convert .ost file into .pst directly than you can use Recover Data's Product. This OST to PST Converter of Recover Data provides few following easy steps for converting OST data.....

    1. Download & Install Recover Data for OST to PST
    2. Browse your OST file
    3. Convert OST to PST
    4. Save it to an easy location.

    Thanks

    Barbiejennings

    • Proposto come risposta Arunbhanu domenica 12 agosto 2012 10:48
    • Proposta come risposta annullata Arunbhanu domenica 12 agosto 2012 10:48
    • Proposto come risposta Samuel_Fon giovedì 16 agosto 2012 11:17
    sabato 11 agosto 2012 05:39
  • You Can try some advance third party tool in the process of OST to PST Conversion. By the using of this third party tool you can save your time and money as well.

    Try Using Recover Data's Email Conversion Software and get your .ost file converted into .pst file. http://www.recoverdatatools.com/microsoft-exchange-to-outlook.html

    martedì 21 agosto 2012 08:02
  • Hi sam-mary,

    I've a suggestion for you, you want to convert your offline storage data easily by a perfect software with simple steps,right.....then you can use Recover Data's tool, I had already faced this data losing problem...

    Thanks


    sabato 15 settembre 2012 12:23
  • You Can try some advance third party tool in the process of OST to PST Conversion. By the using of this third party tool you can save your time and money as well.

    Try Using Recover Data's Email Conversion Software and get your .ost file converted into .pst file.

    http://www.recoverdatatools.com/convert-ost-to-pst.html
    martedì 25 settembre 2012 07:11
  • My problem was solved at cnet.com; according to me it was a great solution for converting ost files to pst.

    For your reference: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/SysTools-OST-Recovery.shtml

    Henry Desouza,
    Technical Support Engineer



    • Proposto come risposta Jack Rider venerdì 28 settembre 2012 17:35
    • Modificato Henry Desouza sabato 13 aprile 2013 09:00
    venerdì 28 settembre 2012 12:44
  • Hi,

    You can get PST file from an OST file, if your exchange server is up and connectivity of ms outlook with ms exchange is working properly. You can get .pst file from that configured ost file that is a good ost to pst conversion strategy. You have to follow these steps:

    Go File >> Import and Export

    >> Export to a file

    >> Personal Folder File (.pst)

    >> Select the Mailbox Folders which you want to convert into PST format

    >> Provide a location to save PST file

    >> Click Finish

    This process is also called the backup pst process. You can get your ost file data into pst file format.

    thanks Isa..i was looking for the free solution from a very long time, but now you have suggested me the correct way.  I followed the steps as suggested by you in live Exchange environment but now i m able to convert OST to PST file on my own. 

    I was assuming, that above steps will also work on orphaned ost files (not able to open & access with MS Outlook) but the situation is just reverse. Finally I called a paid solution and realized why people are running for ost pst converter.

    Take a Free Trial Tour: http://www.pcvita.com/ost-converter.html

    The product did commendable job. I am a bit happy, as it allows eml and msg format conversion too that was my prior need.  :)

    Thanks for sharing the information!!!


    • Modificato Dexteroo lunedì 22 aprile 2013 12:44
    giovedì 25 ottobre 2012 09:21
  • Thanks jpatrick256,

    I successfully repaired and recovered data from my 80 GB .ost file in PST file. Now it become possible for me to access all my data in MS Outlook. 

    Thanks again for the information.

    Kane

    venerdì 7 dicembre 2012 17:22
  • With this OST to PST tool users can convert OST file into PST file successfully. Take this link http://www.osttopst.info from you can save OST as PST quickly.

    giovedì 10 gennaio 2013 08:48
  • In an Office is there a way to convert an OST to a PST so that it can be used on another system and mounted as a personal file? http://www.squidoo.com/ost-to-pst-conversion4

     

    Thanks

    Sam

    Hi

    Sam You can Try this official website http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/OST-to-PST-41a8949c


    mercoledì 6 febbraio 2013 11:35
  • ost to pst conversion is for sure not possible when Exchange server is not working, how ever if exchange profile is not modified or the profile is not deleted then definitely it is possible to extract data out of ost file. Here is an information rich resource that will surely help you to solve ost pst conversion issues.

    http://www.convert-ost.org/



    • Modificato George frank venerdì 15 marzo 2013 12:30 Word mistaken
    venerdì 15 febbraio 2013 05:36
  • You can get PST file from an OST file, if your exchange server is up and connectivity of ms outlook with ms exchange is working properly. You can get .pst file from that configured ost file. You have to follow these steps:

    Go File >> Import and Export

    >> Export to a file

    >> Personal Folder File (.pst)

    >> Select the Mailbox Folders which you want to convert into PST format

    >> Provide a location to save PST file

    >> Click Finish

    this method is applicable only if ost file is not orphaned & exchange is still live.

    but if the .ost files are orphaned then no other way out is left for converting ost to pst files except convert ost pst application. Achieve the expected results after converting offline & corrupted ost file to outlook pst files. nothing can be better than this, i have personally experienced

    http://www.convert-ostpst.com/


    venerdì 22 febbraio 2013 09:40
  • Expert suggestion is always very helpful in such major conversion projects. OST to PST conversion is crucial and typical task that requires experts guide whether it is about the manual process or 3rd party tool. See what is expert suggested here:

    http://ost2pst.taskmanagerfix.com/

    martedì 12 marzo 2013 03:24
  • Hi Barbie,

    I am also using the software of Recover Data for OST to PST. This is a reliable & perfect email conversion software. Its free demo service is enough to define the process of the software.

    Thanks

    Alisa

    giovedì 4 aprile 2013 04:24
  • Hi Sam.............

    if you want to get simple and secure OST to PST conversion method to convert your OST file into PST file  then i suggest you that you should go ahead with Enstella OST to PST conversion site. There you may collect best thrid party tool at affordable price. To grab more information about this tool you may click on this given link-http://www.osttopstconversion.info/

    lunedì 15 aprile 2013 12:37
  • Hello Friend,

    Now the current time it is very genuine situation for the conversion of OST to PST. But many software are available in the market of data recovery for solving the situation. But still I recommend you the Quick Recovery for OST to PST Converter, I am the user of this software and it is very beneficial for users who all time wants a reliable tool for this.

    Thanks

    Jameson

    sabato 20 aprile 2013 05:49
  • The OST Integrity Check tool (Scanost.exe) is installed when you install Outlook. It is located at:

    drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12.

    Repair errors by using Scanost.exe

    1. Exit Outlook if it is running.
    2. Double-click Scanost.exe, located at drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12.
    3. If you have set up Outlook to prompt for a profile, the tool will also prompt you for one. In the Profile Name list, click the profile that contains the .ost file that you want to check.
    If you are prompted to Connect or Work Offline, click Connect.

      4.  Select the options that you want.
    To have the tool automatically resolve discrepancies that it finds during the scan, select the Repair Errors check box. If this check box is cleared, the tool will log the problems but not make the necessary corrections.

      5. Click Begin Scan.

    Thanks
    LMarco
    System Technical Services
    http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/OST2PST-Converter-A-Faster-444f8297

    martedì 23 aprile 2013 17:22
  • For converting the OST file to PST format , you will require a OST to PST converter software. You can try Stellar OST to PST Converter software that help you to export all OST file data to PST format without disturbing the original formatting and causing any data loss.Stellar OST to PST Converter software converts the OST file data to PST format as well repairs it before conversion. 
    lunedì 3 giugno 2013 07:07
  • Yes! you can repair OST file and convert OST file to PST file with best OST to PST converter program. Just download PDS OST to PST converter software and convert OST to PST database quickly.

    PDS OST exporter helps me to get rid of corrupted OST file and export it to new PST format.....

    Thanks PDS Group

    http://www.howtorecoverosttopst.osttopst.info/


    mercoledì 26 giugno 2013 08:59
  • In Office is there a way to convert an OST to a PST so that it can be used on another system and mounted as a personal file?


    It’s very simple!!!

    If you able to open ost file into ms outlook, simply go: File > Import and Export > Export to a file > Personal Storage file (.pst) and put a name of pst file. As soon as you click on Export, all selected data will export into pst file format.

    Now if ost file is unusable or orphan or corrupt, you will not be able to open ost file and presence of 3rd party app that supports all editions of ms outlook and exchange is helpful. Apart from conversion and corruption handling, deleted records recovery with accurate result is completely supported with OST Converter app over MS Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003. It can use to make entire process of old ost file to pst file conversion automated and get the output in 3 formats: (PST or MSG or EML).

    http://www.pcvita.com/ost-converter.html

    mercoledì 26 giugno 2013 09:37
  • Try this third party ost to pst conversion software is recover you ost file and export ost to pst all items.
    Export OST to PST Download tool capable to solve client end quires like how to export OST to PST Outlook 2007?, using process of free export OST to PST conversion after user can access losses emails data with help of OST recovery software. A free trial version is also available here http://ost-recoverytool.blogspot.in
    giovedì 4 luglio 2013 18:47
  • The problem is that 90% of all the 'answers' here are just promotions for company tools, not freeware utilities, and some (IMHO) likely to be spyware or malware.  Without MSFT providing a tool, or recommending a few select ones, they are opening their loyal users to bad stuff.

    And this is not a small number of people that have this problem - 4 out of 5 colleague I asked about this have done the same - removed their exchange account and lot access to the OST file, before copying contents out to a backup or PST file.  In my case, I hade archived my email, but forgot about my hundreds of Outlook Contacts.   All I need is to re-open that darn OST file, and get them moved out.  End of. 

    Microsoft need to make a simple way to do this.  I have all the security profile files, and even on the same laptop, but cannot re-open that OST.  Very frustrating.

    giovedì 11 luglio 2013 14:17
  • You can restore OST file and convert OST file to PST file with most excellent OST to PST converter program. Just download OST to PST converter software and convert OST to PST database quickly. Use free trial version.

    http://www.recoverfilesdata.com/ost-pst-conversion.html


    lunedì 15 luglio 2013 05:31
  • In Office is there a way to convert an OST to a PST so that it can be used on another system and mounted as a personal file?


    It’s very simple!!!

    If you able to open ost file into ms outlook, simply go: File > Import and Export > Export to a file > Personal Storage file (.pst) and put a name of pst file. As soon as you click on Export, all selected data will export into pst file format.

    Now if ost file is unusable or orphan or corrupt, you will not be able to open ost file and presence of 3rd party app that supports all editions of ms outlook and exchange is helpful. Apart from conversion and corruption handling, deleted records recovery with accurate result is completely supported with OST Converter app over MS Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003. It can use to make entire process of old ost file to pst file conversion automated and get the output in 3 formats: (PST or MSG or EML).

    http://www.pcvita.com/ost-converter.html


    Great info.......... Really very simple tool & procedure both!!!
    venerdì 9 agosto 2013 10:01