Can you import an .OST file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Cached files are local in our hosted environment. I want to migrate mailboxes to a new internal server by importing the .ost files. But that does not work with the GUI import in Outlook 2003 client. Says this is not a .pst file. Tough luck.

    Any reason to think that exmerge or something else would be able to import the .ost file.

    Saves me time from creating backup .pst files.


    Wednesday, April 4, 2007 7:33 PM

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  • Any reason why you can't use the Move Mailbox Wizard to do the moves?




    Wednesday, April 4, 2007 8:45 PM
  • If you cannot use and other method of migration from your hosted environment, you could investigate a tool such as Mail Recovery 2 from www.officerecovery.com which I have used previously to rescue data from OST files.



    Saturday, April 21, 2007 5:01 AM
  • Hello Dev,

    I do not understand that if you have PST than why are you even thinking about .OST files.

    You can't Import OST files, at least using Outlook.

    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog: www.ExchangeRanger.Blogspot.com
    Monday, June 20, 2011 1:39 PM
  • Hello, 

    Good Day !!

    You can use http://www.osttopstconverter.net/download.html to convert ost to pst and import it. ease !!

    Visit here for more troubleshooting steps!


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    Monday, March 26, 2012 12:41 PM
  • OST import to PST software perfectly & securely recovers corrupted OST files and converts OST mailbox regarding PST, EML & MSG formats saves in MS Outlook with deep scanning process.

    Visit us : http://www.ostpst.com

    • Proposed as answer by Vikram_Ashish Friday, June 13, 2014 9:02 AM
    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:44 AM
  • OST Converter is an ideal solution used to esily import an .OST into PST file without any data loss. You can import an .OST file into three file formats like .PST, .MSG, .EML.

    Go to:- http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140327103717-240215129-find-out-three-best-microsoft-outlook-ost-to-pst-conversion-way

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 4:47 PM

  • Smoothly repair OST file data and make OST file errors free. With the help of this outstanding OST to PST exporter all users can recover Outlook OST data and restore OST mailbox as new PST format. For any information visit here :-  http://www.recoverydeletedfiles.com/ost-to-pst-converter.html
    Monday, July 7, 2014 7:25 AM
  • I would like to suggest you that if your OST file has been Corrupt or damaged than you can go for a simple way to convert OST file into PST format. You can try any affordable OST to PST tool. I suggested you this software because i have already used this tool to convert my damaged OST file. 



    • Edited by Ninasi Moni Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:49 AM
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:10 PM