Outlook03: take my .ost file data to .pst file; using pop3 now



I am no longer on exchange server and on pop3 now. Hardrive was wiped due to
laptop failure. Now reinstalling microsoft office pro 03. I have .ost file
and want to use the data on it with new install of outlook. How do I transfer
this to the .pst file to have available through outlook.



Diane Poremsky [MVP]

You don't. It's locked to the Exchange account.

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Hal Hostetler [MVP S/U]

Adding a little to Diane's post, if you still have access to the Exchange
Server account that created your .OST file, simply have Outlook create a new
..OST on the new computer; an .OST file is an offline copy of your Exchange
Server mailbox. If you no longer have the Exchange Server mailbox BUT you
have the original Exchange Server profile in Outlook, you can start Outlook
offline with this profile to gain access to the .OST where you can copy it's
contents to a .PST file. If both the Exchange Server mailbox AND the
original Outlook profile are gone, third party help is about all that's

Here's Microsoft's take on it:

OL2000: (CW) How to Recover Offline Folder Information
XCLN: Restoring from an OST after Deleting the Mailbox

This may work with Windows XP if you have a system restore point made before
you removed the Exchange Server profile:

OL2000: (CW) Restoring a Deleted or Modified Outlook Offline Profile

Third party help:

OST to PST File Conversion Service
ExchangeRecovery (OST2PST)

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