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Importing .OST files

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#1
On my previous laptop (which had originally been, but no longer) connected to

MS Exchange), all of my Contacts, Tasks, Emails, etc., got stored in the

'Work Offline' outlook.OST file. Now, on my new laptop, I am only receiving

emails via a POP3 account, and they're being stored in the outlook.PST file.

I would like to import all of my .OST-stored history into my new laptop .PST

file. Can I do this? And, if so, how? All guidance is appreciated, thanks...

Peter D
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

#2
No. If you have disconnnected your Exchange profile from your laptop and

did not convert the .ost file to a .pst file, you are pretty much out of

luck. If you can reconnect to the Exchange server and sync your items., you

can then export the .ost to a .pst and use that.


After furious head scratching, peterdj asked:

| On my previous laptop (which had originally been, but no longer)

| connected to MS Exchange), all of my Contacts, Tasks, Emails, etc.,

| got stored in the 'Work Offline' outlook.OST file. Now, on my new

| laptop, I am only receiving emails via a POP3 account, and they're

| being stored in the outlook.PST file. I would like to import all of

| my .OST-stored history into my new laptop .PST file. Can I do this?

| And, if so, how? All guidance is appreciated, thanks...
 
#3
"peterdj" <peterdj> wrote in message

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> On my previous laptop (which had originally been, but no longer) connected
> to
> MS Exchange), all of my Contacts, Tasks, Emails, etc., got stored in the
> 'Work Offline' outlook.OST file. Now, on my new laptop, I am only
> receiving
> emails via a POP3 account, and they're being stored in the outlook.PST
> file.
> I would like to import all of my .OST-stored history into my new laptop .PST
> file. Can I do this? And, if so, how? All guidance is appreciated,
> thanks...


There are third-party OST to PST converters you can buy. There is one

freeware OST to PST converter, but it won't work on Unicode OSTs.

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#4
Thank you. Milly, so, I need to reconnect to the Exchange server to convert

my .ost to .pst? Also, in Outlook 2003, it looks like I can Export to .pst

files, but it looks like I can only export sub-directories only (i.e. only

Tasks, only Contacts) in specific .pst files. Is this an alternative (in

order to extract the info therein)?

Peter D

" " wrote:


> No. If you have disconnnected your Exchange profile from your laptop and
> did not convert the .ost file to a .pst file, you are pretty much out of
> luck. If you can reconnect to the Exchange server and sync your items., you
> can then export the .ost to a .pst and use that.

> >

>

> After furious head scratching, peterdj asked:

> | On my previous laptop (which had originally been, but no longer)
> | connected to MS Exchange), all of my Contacts, Tasks, Emails, etc.,
> | got stored in the 'Work Offline' outlook.OST file. Now, on my new
> | laptop, I am only receiving emails via a POP3 account, and they're
> | being stored in the outlook.PST file. I would like to import all of
> | my .OST-stored history into my new laptop .PST file. Can I do this?
> | And, if so, how? All guidance is appreciated, thanks...

>
 
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#5
One such Third-Party ost to pst tool, which could convert ost to pst file and

use with ms outlook is : http://www.convert-ost-pst.com/

"Brian Tillman " wrote:


> "peterdj" <peterdj> wrote in message
> news:93CEE0F3-35BD-48DF-956C-B0DCA247E667@microsoft.com...
>
> > On my previous laptop (which had originally been, but no longer) connected
> > to
> > MS Exchange), all of my Contacts, Tasks, Emails, etc., got stored in the
> > 'Work Offline' outlook.OST file. Now, on my new laptop, I am only
> > receiving
> > emails via a POP3 account, and they're being stored in the outlook.PST
> > file.
> > I would like to import all of my .OST-stored history into my new laptop .PST
> > file. Can I do this? And, if so, how? All guidance is appreciated,
> > thanks...


> There are third-party OST to PST converters you can buy. There is one
> freeware OST to PST converter, but it won't work on Unicode OSTs.
> >

>
 

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