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  • Question

  • Hi Experts,

    Is there any way to open .ost (which has tacken backup) file in 2010 ?

    Regards,

    Kiran.

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 7:40 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You need not to go for any other software. Just launch Outlook, browse the file you are in the need to open and then import it. You can do in in two - three steps that too without taking any help from a third party software.

    Regards


    Ashish@V

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:41 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You need not to go for any other software. Just launch Outlook, browse the file you are in the need to open and then import it. You can do in in two - three steps that too without taking any help from a third party software.

    Regards


    Ashish@V

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:41 AM
  • I think OST has the same (or mainly similar) structure as PST, so if you will rename it to PST you can use it as a PST file.
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:36 PM
  • Hi,

    You can convert OST file to PST file, then open it in outlook.

    There are several methods to convertOST 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

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    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:

     

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    Hope this will help. Good Luck!  



    • Edited by CNL777 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 8:45 AM
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