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Convert OST to PST files - free or cheap (outlook 2007)

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Hi,
I've seen a few previous postings on this question but what I'm finding is software that costs $600.

Our hosted exchange provider can recover the deleted exchange account for a fee of $75.

but if there is a tool that we can use to convert the OST to a PST file as we still have this, this would be much better.
Thanks
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by:Muzafar Momin
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try uploading OST back to mailbox & download the mail in PST
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by:Alan Hardisty
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by:Alan Hardisty
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An alternative, if you still have an Outlook Account with the OST still active, is to disconnect the computer from the network, open up Outlook and that should open the .OST happily, then simply export the contents to a .PST file.
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by:Muzafar Momin
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or create a New PST in outlook & move mails from OST to PST
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by:chcw
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You can use

Advanced Exchange Recovery

at

http://www.datanumen.com/aexr/
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by:harryhelp
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I will have to agree with alanhardisty - the easiest way is to disconnect from network and open file!
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by:Alexei Kuznetsov
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I personally recommend to create a new PST and copy your emails retaining folder structure using this free tool:
http://www.outlookfreeware.com/en/products/all/OutlookFolderMerge/
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In the end I used the recovery option. Just saved a lot of time. Thanks for input.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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No problems - don't forget to close the question down if you don't need assistance any more.
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Recommendations for best way to close this question appreciated. Should I just give my own answer as the answer?
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Gave this one the award as in the end no easy cheap solution was presented, so I just paid to have mailbox recovered.
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