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Convert .ost to .pst

What is the best way to convert Outlook 2007 .ost file to .pst file ?
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szichenCommented:
Hi soffcec

Why would u want to convert an ost to a pst file? the ost file is just and offline version of whatever is on the mailbox.
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AkhaterCommented:
there is no free tool I know about to convert ost to pst but there are quite a few paid softwares,

if the outlook profile is not damaged and you can still open outlook you can simply export to Pst from within outlook
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Little_KCommented:
Hi Soffcec,

Refer to this article. There you will be able to find links to programs that will be able to convert ost to pst. These programs are not free and a quite pricey.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/expertsZone.jsp?cid=1670&listType=1&showOpen=true&newUser=true
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soffcecAuthor Commented:
The Exchange server is broken and no backup, only the .ost files on workstations. I have tried many .ost converting software. They cost from $99, I don't know which one to trust because they trial software only show me the headers of the email, no proof for the content.
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AkhaterCommented:
yes this is what I thought

this is one I have  http://www.nucleustechnologies.com/exchange-ost-recovery.html and it works the support team is good and will create for you hotfixes if you are facing issues. this is what happened to me
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chcwCommented:
Below is a list of OST to PST conversion tools, for your reference:

http://www.datanumen.com/aexr/compare.htm

Nearly every paid product has a free demo verison. If based on free demo, you cannot determine if the paid one works. Then try to find a vendor providing money-back guarantee or 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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szichenCommented:
wow! no backup on exchange!? you will defintely have to buy the software to convert now if the emails are valuable (which i suppose they are).
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MASTechnical Department HeadCommented:
disconnect the outlook and try to open outlook.
if it works offline, no need to buy conversion tools.

Please let us know whether you can open oulook offline or not
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MASTechnical Department HeadCommented:
Sorry disconnect the network cable and try to open outlook.
if it works offline, no need to buy conversion tools.

if it works

Open Outlook.
On the File menu, click Import And Export. If the menu item is not available, hover your pointer over the chevrons at the bottom of the menu, and then click Import and Export.
Click Export To File, and then click Next.
Click Personal Folder File (.pst) , and then click Next.
Click the mailbo folder, and then click Next.
Click Browse, and then select the location where you want the new .pst file to be saved.
In the File Name box, , type the name that you want to use for the new .pst file, and then click OK.
Click Finish.



awaiting your feedback.
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soffcecAuthor Commented:
The workstations are no longer on the old domain. It was rebuild with same name, but of course not the same SID
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AkhaterCommented:
Trust me go with nucleusbone it worth the money
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szichenCommented:
agree with purchasing the converter tool unless the data in the emails are not worth it. whats $100 dollars compared to thousands of dollars worth of emails (if thats the cost)?
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soffcecAuthor Commented:
I did use Nucleus Kernel for OST to PST and everything is fine now. It took 4 hours to parse 1.7 gb .ost file.
Some minor problems with ASCII. Every penny worth.
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AkhaterCommented:
Glad you sorted it out, the product is expensive but well deserves it in my opinion
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