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  • I wish to convert my ost file to PST. I donnt want to use any thridparty applications. Is there any tool available in any Exchange Versions????
    Monday, June 16, 2014 6:47 AM


  • Hi Kartik,

    You can follow the steps given below to manually Export OST to PST:

    1. Launch MS Outlook.
    2. In Outlook, click "File," then "Import and Export Wizard."
    3. Click "Export to a file" and "Next."
    4. Click "Personal Folder File (.PST)" and "Next."
    5. Click "Personal Folders" at the top of the list, then click "Include subfolders." This will export everything in your OST file into a PST file. Click the appropriate categories in the list if you want to export only certain data such as your contacts. Click "Next."
    6. Click the "Browse" button. Navigate to a folder on your hard drive where you want to store your PST file. Type a file name and hit "Enter." Choose how you wish possible duplicate items to be managed.
    7. Click "Finish."

    However, it has been observed that manual migration of OST to PST using above method can cause some data loss, so mostly users prefer using third party OST to PST Converters only as these tools provides secure and risk-free conversion without causing any modification to the format of original data in OST file whereas manual method can alter the original format. Moreover, third party conversion tools converts OST to PST qickly

    Monday, June 16, 2014 9:05 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Export is generally a quick and easy way to move all content from the OST to PST. You can try to export to PST in Outlook manually.

    Best regards,

    Belinda Ma
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Vikram_Ashish Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:25 AM
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:05 AM
  • Microsoft has provided one of the best options to convert OST to PST, i.e. archiving files or importing OST files to new PST file. Importing can be done with the help of Import-Export function. For step-by-step guide, you may refer to :- http://nalavadebela.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/convert-ost-to-pst/
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:21 PM
  • By using this utility, you can immediately repair and convert badly damaged OST file to accessible PST file within few clicks. For more details visit:- http://www.pcrecoveryutility.com/ost-to-pst-converter.html

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:32 AM
  • OST to PST Conversion can be done effortlessly by following the steps mentioned in here http://www.womantechie.com/how-to/convert-offline-ost-file-to-personal-pst-file/
    Monday, February 16, 2015 7:35 AM
  • Hii Karthik

    If you don't want to use any third party software then you can solve your issue related to OST to PST conversion with the help of manual solution as they are free also. You can avoid the third party software. Just follow the mentioned steps:

    • Configure the Outlook account and click on File.
    • Choose open>export from the file menu.
    • Choose export to a file under the export and import wizard.
    • Select Outlook data file format .pst and click on Next.
    • Choose the required mailbox to be extracted. Then click on Next to continue.
    • Browse the location to save .pst file. Click on Finish to complete process.

    So with the help of few steps OST file can be effectively converted to PST file without any data loss.

    • Proposed as answer by rosalie goss Tuesday, August 9, 2016 4:01 AM
    Monday, August 8, 2016 5:39 AM
  • Hello Karthik

    this is very simple, you can easily search google there are multiple ost to pst converter software, but only few tools works with outlook 2013 and outlook 2016. i check a tool with outlook 2016 only this tool is working fine with outlook 2016. please check from your end https://www.softaken.com/ost-file-exporter

    thanks it is working
    Thursday, April 6, 2017 11:23 AM
  • There are several methods by which you can convert OST to PST without any paid software. One such method is exporting OST data to new PST file.

    • Open Outlook and Go to Menu
    • Click on File >>Account settings
    • Click on New, the New PST file will be created

    Now select data from OST which you want to carry and paste it to this newly created PST file.

    • Edited by Lekhdeeraj Monday, May 22, 2017 8:58 AM
    Monday, May 22, 2017 8:57 AM
  • Hi Karthik,

    There are several OST to PST converter available in the market. Therefore, the choice of selection has a great role. Also, the conversion of the files really depends on the requirement of the users. So, to know the relevant tool it is better to go for a software comparison website. To make the comparison easier it is better to go through the below link which will explain about 5 best OST to PST Converters:

    Hope it will work for you.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Kelvin Howard

    Monday, September 11, 2017 10:01 AM