Getting contacts from OAB file

andybrooke used Ask the Experts™

helping someone out that was on exchange but someone now moved them to gmail. They have lossed their contacts and only have OAB files. How can I get the contacts from these and import back into Outlook?

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Do they have the OST file?  If they don't have a mail profile with an Exchange account, the OAB files are useless.  Basically, Outlook recreates the OAB files when it connects to Exchange.

You may be able to use this if you have the OST file.
Hi Andy,

You can manually deploy the OAB.  See Manually Deploying the Offline Address Book

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