Need shareware OST to PST converter

Still nothing built it to Office? Need a good shareware one.....
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LockDown32OwnerAsked:
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Clark KentConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hello Dear,

On the behalf of my personal experience, I would like to recommend you one of the best shareware OST to PST converter tool to easily export OST file to PST safely without getting any issue.

Note: Try demo version before purchasing.

Thanks & Regards
Clark Kent
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pgm554Commented:
If you have an office up and running using that OST file you can just use the export function.
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LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
That would be true :) but no such luck. Need a method to convert a OST to a PST.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Why would you ever want to do that? The PST file is totally disconnected from the mailbox it belongs to, making it useless for anything than a backup or read-only copy ...
Anyway, you should find a lot of suggestions here such by searching.
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LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
I love it LOL! Never an answer. Always "why would you want to do that"? I don't want to do it. I just like asking questions! LOL.

It is an Ex employee. Sales. Need to refer back to it. Read only. OK?
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
As said, a simple search here should help. I cannot recommend anything, but the question is asked  disturbingly often.
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alanccwCommented:
Hi,LockDown32

There are several methods to convert OST file to PST file.

First, Microsoft does not provide an official tool to do the conversion. However, if you can access the contents of the OST file in your Outlook, then you can perform the conversion manually, as follows:

1. Start Outlook. Make sure you can access all the contents in the OST file to be converted.
2. Create a new PST file.
3. Go to the OST file, select and copy all the contents to be converted with your mouse.
4. Go back to the new PST file, then paste all the contents into the PST file

That will do the conversion.

You can also perform the conversion by export the contents of the OST file to a PST file by following the instructions at:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/outlook-help/export-outlook-items-to-an-outlook-data-file-pst-HA102534110.aspx

Second, if you can access the Exchange server containing the account data for the OST file, then you can use Export-Mailbox command to export the data into a PST file, similar to convert your OST file into a PST file. Below is the article about doing that:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266964.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc535123.aspx

Third, if you cannot access the OST file via Outlook, neither can you access the Exchange Server, then you can refer to Outlook MVPs' website discussing about this issue:


http://www.slipstick.com/problems/pst-repair/convert-an-exchange-offline-file-ost-to-a-personal-file-pst/

Forth, there are many third-party OST to PST conversion tools you can try, below is a list of them:

https://www.datanumen.com/exchange-recovery/compare.htm

Nearly all these tools provide a free trial so you can try first to see if a tool works before purchase it.

Good luck!
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LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
@alanccw we are in trouble with step 1) Start Outlook. Make sure you can access all the contents in the OST file to be converted.

If I could access the OST in Outlook I could export it :) So... how do you accomplish step 1 ??????
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