Solved

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

Posted on 2010-11-30
11
1,266 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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
0
Comment
Question by:afflik1923
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +3
11 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Muzafar Momin
ID: 34237909
try uploading OST back to mailbox & download the mail in PST
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 34237912
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 34237920
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.
0
Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Muzafar Momin
ID: 34237963
or create a New PST in outlook & move mails from OST to PST
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:chcw
ID: 34238328
You can use

Advanced Exchange Recovery

at

http://www.datanumen.com/aexr/
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:harryhelp
ID: 34238485
I will have to agree with alanhardisty - the easiest way is to disconnect from network and open file!
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Alexei Kuznetsov (Outlook MVP)
ID: 34240450
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/
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
afflik1923 earned 0 total points
ID: 34263766
In the end I used the recovery option. Just saved a lot of time. Thanks for input.
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 34265578
No problems - don't forget to close the question down if you don't need assistance any more.
0
 

Author Comment

by:afflik1923
ID: 34306561
Recommendations for best way to close this question appreciated. Should I just give my own answer as the answer?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:afflik1923
ID: 34367580
Gave this one the award as in the end no easy cheap solution was presented, so I just paid to have mailbox recovered.
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There are times when we need to generate a report on the inbox rules, where users have set up forwarding externally in their mailbox. In this article, I will be sharing a script I wrote to generate the report in CSV format.
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
Suggested Courses

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question