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How do I open an OST saved on an USB Harddrive

Posted on 2009-12-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I have backed up my OST and PST files to an external USB drive.  

My work Outlook is on exchange server.
My home Outlook is not on exchange server.

How can I open the OST on the home outook (which is not on exchange server).  

Do I need to put everything (including my contacts) into a PST and moving it?
Question by:kotis
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jazzIIIlove earned 200 total points
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In your home outlook:
File->Import and Export...->Import from another program or file->Personal Folder File (.pst)

Choose file to import browse, locate your usb or maybe it's better to copy your pst into local drive first.

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by:Alan Hardisty
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You cannot directly open an OST file unless you convert it to a PST file.  You can open a PST file using Outlook.
If you export your work mail to a PST and then take it home you will be able to open it happily.

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