Accessing .ost Files


W

wjb

Hi,

I accidentally deleted some emails which should be in an earlier archive.
However, when opening the archive.pst file, I could not find them. However,
I have a huge .ost file which has an up-to-date timestamp on it.

1. Is it likely that one or more of these emails might be in the .ost file?
2. How can I access the .ost file from Outlook? When trying to open files
from Outlook, we are restricted to opening .pst files. Even when selecting
the "All Files" type, Outlook complains that the .ost file is not a valid
Outlook Data File.

Thanks
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

W

wjb

Thanks. So if I understand you correctly, the info in it is redundant and of
not much use to me. Is this correct?


Diane Poremsky said:
OST files are the offline folders for exchange accounts and msn connector
accounts. It would be the folder where your current mail is.

--
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wjb said:
Hi,

I accidentally deleted some emails which should be in an earlier archive.
However, when opening the archive.pst file, I could not find them.
However, I have a huge .ost file which has an up-to-date timestamp on it.

1. Is it likely that one or more of these emails might be in the .ost
file?
2. How can I access the .ost file from Outlook? When trying to open files
from Outlook, we are restricted to opening .pst files. Even when
selecting the "All Files" type, Outlook complains that the .ost file is
not a valid Outlook Data File.

Thanks
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Correct.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you sync your mailbox with a smartphone or pda?
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=39473



wjb said:
Thanks. So if I understand you correctly, the info in it is redundant and
of not much use to me. Is this correct?


Diane Poremsky said:
OST files are the offline folders for exchange accounts and msn connector
accounts. It would be the folder where your current mail is.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Do you sync your mailbox with a smartphone or pda?
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=39473

wjb said:
Hi,

I accidentally deleted some emails which should be in an earlier
archive. However, when opening the archive.pst file, I could not find
them. However, I have a huge .ost file which has an up-to-date timestamp
on it.

1. Is it likely that one or more of these emails might be in the .ost
file?
2. How can I access the .ost file from Outlook? When trying to open
files from Outlook, we are restricted to opening .pst files. Even when
selecting the "All Files" type, Outlook complains that the .ost file is
not a valid Outlook Data File.

Thanks
 

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