Import email from old ost file


We recently rebuilt our mail server from 2003 SBS to 2008 SBS. Before the rebuild (which was not done by me), I made a copy of my OST file, and since then have removed and re-added my Outlook account for the new server. However, the new server does not have all my emails and other bits and peices from the previous installation. I was hoping I would be able to somehow recover this info from the backup of the OST I made, however, i have no idea on how to do this.

I have tried OST2PST, but you must pay to convert it. I was hoping for a free solution.
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OST to PST works very well.

Well worth the outlay.
SaakarSenior Technical ConsultantCommented:
You should have made PST and transferred all your mails to it, rather than backing up OST.
Unfortunately, OST2PST seems to be the only available option for you here
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
If you still have you a profile on your computer with outlook configured to use your .OST file then you can do it for free.
However, from what you have stated, I get the impression that this is not the case.
If you have killed your profile, then a conversion tool is your only option.
O. PierruSystem adminCommented:

Don't you have a backup image of your station (pre-SBS 2008 integration)?
If yes, you could try to restore it temporarily somewhere (on your imaged station, or a different HDD, or a virtual machine...) > Open a session with cached credentials > Launch Outlook offline > Export all the data to PST.


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wait1Author Commented:
thanks for the posts guys. i'll give those links a go and let you know
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