Microsoft Exchange email to POP3 email
Posted on 2009-05-07
I have a computer that is using Outlook 2007. The mail server is Microsoft Exchange. The data files are .ost not .pst. I want to transfer my exchange email to Outlook 2007 on another computer. The pc to move from is running XP. The pc to receive the files is running Vista. I copied the files under C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook on the XP machine to Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. When I started Outlook, it would not recognize the .ost file. I then did an export of the outlook on the pc that is using Microsoft Exchange to a .pst file. I then did an import of that file on the Vista pc. The problem is it looks like one of the folders may have a corruption because not all of the data was successfully imported. One folder has over 13,000 messages in it and when it was imported, only 8600 came through. A folder was created called Sync Issues and that has approximately 8000 error messages in it which may be the missing data but I can't tell. When I try to export just that folder from the XP machine I get a message about corruption and suggests that I run scanpst to fix it. I don't know where scanpst is and also if it will work since I don't have a pst file. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(I'm transferring the data because I have left the company and need to return the pc. I no longer have access to the Exchange Server).