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I've managed to end up with an OST file on a laptop which I cannot get Exchange to talk to (new install and then rebuild!!)
Is there any way of exporting the data from this OST file?

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Did you delete the profile that was attached to this OST file?  (Sounds like there is no profile to go with it.) You have to have the profile that you created the OST file in order for this to work or OST is history - though http://www.officerecovery.com/exchange/ has a conversion utility to convert\recover OST to PST but it is way spendy (500.00)

Another question is: Are you trying to connect to a new mailbox? You cannot use the old OST if this is the case.
If it was indeed a new mailbox and you tried to connect that is not good. What would need to be done in offline mode is you would go to the export wizard and export OST to a PST file and then connect to exhange.

What the OST needs is the mailbox on the server and the client machine profile registry settings that went with the OST - or it won't work. New profilecause the registry profile section to be overwritten.

Now if you have a 'copy' of the original profile that went with it - it may be possible to restore it.  

Another item - if it has been less then 5 days since this has happened then you can run
scanreg /restore from a DOS prompt to restore the initial registry values.





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I'm tired here - so as not to cause confusion: If there was a new mailbox/new profile and you connected up to the server BEFORE going into offline mode to export the OST - then it is probably toast unless you use a conversion utility or scanreg (less then 5 days.)
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From what you've said it looks like it's 'toast'.

I assume the conversion utility will work if I want to spend the cash

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