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  • need help please...I no longer use an exchangeserver/account so I checked the "help" file to remove an account...

    after reading how to create a pst I removed the exchange account not knowing it would remove all of the folders, emails and contacts from outlook 2007/windows7. Can someone help me restore the ost data?

    Thank you,

    md33

    Monday, December 20, 2010 6:12 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    As I understand, you issue is: OST file is deleted, and you can't create the profile again because your account is no longer associated with the Exchange mailbox,

     

    If this is the case, to get the emails, you need to export the mailbox to an PST file from the exchange server,

    if your mailbox is deleted also, so you need to restore it from a previous backup.


    Ibrahim Al Masry http://www.ibra.me/
    Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:03 AM
  • Hi md33,

     

    From your description, I understand that you remove the Exchange Server account in your Outlook, and now you want to restore the ost data. Please correct me if I misunderstand you.

     

    Do you have the pst  file you created for your Outlook now?

     

    If you have pst file for the Outlook, you can recreate the profile and input the pst file.

     

    If not, you can follow Ibrahim’s suggestion to get the emails.

     

    Here is a document about how to manage.pst files in Outlook 2007:

    How to manage.pst files in Outlook 2007, in Outlook 2003, and in Outlook 2002

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Evan


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    Friday, December 24, 2010 11:37 AM
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All replies

  • Hello,

    As I understand, you issue is: OST file is deleted, and you can't create the profile again because your account is no longer associated with the Exchange mailbox,

     

    If this is the case, to get the emails, you need to export the mailbox to an PST file from the exchange server,

    if your mailbox is deleted also, so you need to restore it from a previous backup.


    Ibrahim Al Masry http://www.ibra.me/
    Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:03 AM
  • Hi

    Are you able to do a restore of the mailbox?

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876874.aspx

     


    Jonas Andersson MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | MCSE/MCSA Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog
    Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:27 AM
  • Hi md33,

     

    From your description, I understand that you remove the Exchange Server account in your Outlook, and now you want to restore the ost data. Please correct me if I misunderstand you.

     

    Do you have the pst  file you created for your Outlook now?

     

    If you have pst file for the Outlook, you can recreate the profile and input the pst file.

     

    If not, you can follow Ibrahim’s suggestion to get the emails.

     

    Here is a document about how to manage.pst files in Outlook 2007:

    How to manage.pst files in Outlook 2007, in Outlook 2003, and in Outlook 2002

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Evan


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Friday, December 24, 2010 11:37 AM
    Moderator
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    Hi md33,

    You want to restore ost file to pst file try third party exchange ost converter tool to export ost to pst all items.

     

    We are survey in online then we find best export ost to pst conversion software.

     

    http://www.exportosttopst.com/

    Regards,

    James

    Exchange Administrator

     

    Friday, February 4, 2011 8:58 AM