Export custom views from offline OST

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I'm using a hosted Exchange account. My host had a really bad failure last week and basically had to rebuild from the ground up. This created a new mailbox for me which I had to import all of my data into (when I opened Outlook I got the option to use the offline version, or open the new mailbox).

I have since created a new mail profile with new OST file so Outlook opens without a problem and my data is there, but I had many custom folder views which I can still see in the offline copy, but cant figure out a way to export them. I tried saving the OST as a PST and also creating a new blank PST and adding folders and then copying the view (How to copy Microsoft Outlook custom views to backup or share - Outlook Tips). When I open the PST in the new mail profile the views didnt copy (maybe because OL is in the offline mode).

Is there any way I can recover these views at this point without having to create them manually?

(perhaps using mfcmapi which I just discovered, but dont fully understand)

MFCMAPI can't do it. It's going to be a PITA if you have many - you need to copy the view into the pst file as a 'this folder only' view then open the folder in the new profile and copy it as 'all folders'. i'm in the middle of something right now, but as soon as I'm finished, I will create a video that shows what to do - i suspect you are missing a step.

Are the views in the old ost for specific folders (this folder only view) or for all folders?
Some views are for specific folders, most are for all folders.

I'll check back for the video. Much appreciated.
I uploaded a video to youtube that shows how to do it.


Because the views are "save" to the views folder, i could copy the entire folder to the new mailbox - but they would still only be for "this folder". If you have 'this folder' views in your old mailbox, you could more or copy the folder to the new mail box (by way of a pst) and move the views and the folder contents.
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