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open ost file into new machine?

I purchased a new computer; I want to transfer ost file to new computer. But exchange server account has not worked. Is there a free way of doing this?
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Clark Kent

8/22/2022 - Mon
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If it is an OST file, the email should reside on an exchange server. All you should have to do is to log him back in on the new PC and configure Outlook to connect back to his Exchange Server. All email will come back down from the server.

The only thing to look for on the old PC is Archive folders. They should show up as PST files though not OST (usually Archive.PST)

Moving Outlook to a New Computer: https://www.slipstick.com/outlook/config/moving-outlook-to-a-new-computer/

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As above suggested, convert OST files to PST and then import them to new computer. Here is an article which explores the detailed processed for manual OST to PST conversion. Additionally, you can try third party tools for risk free conversion like: OST2, Kernel and Lepide for OST to PST.

Hope this helps!
Tom Cieslik

If you have outlook 2010 /2013 ...
You can simply go to menu file / Open / Import/Export
Export to file

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Outlook Data File (.pst)

Select what you want to Export and wait to the end.
Now you can attach Exported file to new Outlook or Import it to Exchange.
"Import from another program or file"

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suriyaehnop

You may rename the ost to pst then copy to new computer.

On new computer, rename back to ost. After point the outlook to new ost location

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Move-an-Outlook-data-file-e7b2e7b2-fb87-406c-85c7-04d4b69cf9a0
Clark Kent

See this thread and check there are multiple tool for OST to PST conversion. Click here: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28975545/Need-shareware-OST-to-PST-converter.html


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Clark Kent