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Converter for Outlook

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  • Hello!

    I restored from a backup the letters which were on the Exchange server. All mails were in OST files not PST files.

    Looking for an inexpensive Converter....

    Need to convert 23 mailboxes from two different domains for Example:  18ea)  from abc.com  and  5ea) from xyz.com

    Monday, May 1, 2017 10:00 PM

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  • You should try one of the best and reliable tool available in the market i.e,  osttopst.online. You can learn more how to convert .ost to .pst file on the website. https://www.osttopst.online/how-it-works

    • Marked as answer by EgilBak Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:49 PM
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:02 PM

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  • Hi,

    >>I restored from a backup the letters which were on the Exchange server. 

    How did you restore from a backup on Exchange server? If you still have access to these mailbox on Exchange server, have you tried to export these mailbox to PST files directly?

    If you mean you have only stand-alone OST files currently, I'm afraid you have to find some 3rd-party converter software to achieve the goal.

    Regards,

    Steve Fan


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    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 5:41 AM
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  • Hi,EgilBak,

    There are several methods to convert OST file to PST file.

     

    First, Microsoft does not provide an official tool to do the conversion. However, if you can access the contents of the OST file in your Outlook, then you can perform the conversion manually, as follows:

     

    1. Start Outlook. Make sure you can access all the contents in the OST file to be converted.

    2. Create a new PST file.

    3. Go to the OST file, select and copy all the contents to be converted with your mouse.

    4. Go back to the new PST file, then paste all the contents into the PST file

     

    That will do the ost to pst conversion.

     

     

    You can also perform the conversion by exporting the contents of OST file to PST file by following the instructions at:

     

     

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/outlook-help/export-outlook-items-to-an-outlook-data-file-pst-HA102534110.aspx

     

     

    Second, if you can access the Exchange server containing the account data for the OST file, then you can use Export-Mailbox command to export the data into a PST file, similar to convert your OST file into a PST file. Below is the article about doing that:

     

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266964.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc535123.aspx

     

     

    Third, you can try  a free ost to pst converter via Outlook VBA . Below is the article about doing that:

     

    https://www.datanumen.com/blogs/free-ost-pst-converter-via-outlook-vba/

     

    Hope this will help. Good Luck!  


    • Edited by LydiaLD Friday, May 12, 2017 1:16 AM
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:02 AM
  • Manual procedure for converting OST files to PST file format.

    Import and Export
    Drag and Drop
    Archive

    Follow the methods in detailed to Convert OST to PST file manually.

    However, for risk-free conversion use third party tools, like:

    https://www.lepide.com/exchange-manager/restore-ost.html

    http://www.nucleustechnologies.com/exchange-ost-recovery.html

    Thanks,

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:27 AM
  • wow cool idea. I'll try it! thank you!)
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:33 PM
  • You can try a manual technique here to convert an OST file into PST format. To perform conversion of OST to PST follow the steps mentioned below and before using the steps make sure, Outlook application is installed and is running on your local machine.

    1. Run MS Outlook application.

    2. From the main menu, go to File

    3. Choose ‘Import and Export’ or you may also press‘t’ on the keyboard.

    4. Select ‘Export to a file’, click on Next.

    5. Choose Personal File Folder (.pst) and move further by clicking on Next.

    6. One by one select all the items that you may want to export.

    7. Save all the above selected email items to a specific location of your choice.

    8. Click on Finish to end the conversion process.


    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:00 PM
  • You should try one of the best and reliable tool available in the market i.e,  osttopst.online. You can learn more how to convert .ost to .pst file on the website. https://www.osttopst.online/how-it-works

    • Marked as answer by EgilBak Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:49 PM
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:02 PM
  • Thank you all for your advice! The issue has been resolved. I'm appreciative for your responses and help. 
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:49 PM