Convert OST to PST in a non-Exchange environment

I have a user that is using Microsoft Outlook 2007, but not in an Exchange environment.  He had a POP3 account set up for e-mail, and was logged on to the machine with a domain account.  The domain controller failed, and we had to replace it - in the process, I had to unjoin the computer from the domain and rejoin it.  I backed up all of the appropriate data from the Outlook folder in Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook thinking that I was grabbing the account's PST file, but instead got an OST file.  Now I have no way to log into the old account on the computer to export the OST file to a PST file.  Do you know of any (preferrably free) ways to get the data out of this OST file?  TIA.
MasterComputingAsked:
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MdraggaCommented:
http://www.stellarinfo.com/outlook-pst-file-recovery.htm

From another EE thread this program was recommended. It isn't free but it will allow you to preview what it can recover for free before you purchase it. Might be your best bet if you're unable to get into Outlook even in offline mode.
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MdraggaCommented:
Are you unable to open Outlook 2007 while disconnected to the server (In Offline mode) and then export the information in a PST format?
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bluepigCommented:
Maybe you can fool Outlook into using the ost file that contains all your good data. What happens if you set up Outlook to use a new ost file, then close Outlook. Replace the new ost file with the data-filled ost file (rename it if necessary to match the new name). Re-open Outlook. Does it use the data-filled ost file?
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jennylembertCommented:
Convert OST to PSt tools are available to perform OST to PST conversion and the pst file can be directly imported into outlook. One such tool is available  at http://www.stellarconvertostpst.com
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MasterComputingAuthor Commented:
We found another utility that was much cheaper than the ones suggested.  But in the end we DID have to resort to a paid utility.
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