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How to get data from the .ost file?

by ERMEGA / July 15, 2015 10:58 AM PDT

Here's the deal, there is a file .ost, but neither Exchange, nor of the mailbox to which it was attached. Now in this file I need to get all the data ranging from emails with all attachments, to the calendar and deleted items folder. If the file attached to the new mailbox with a similar name, MS Outlook 2003 starts to swear that this file was created for another mailbox and accordingly nothing opens. Here in brief and all. Can anyone advise what to do?

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Beware those OST file repair spammers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2015 11:07 AM PDT

All posts like yours always get the spam replies.

Let's dive into the OST file in depth by reading

Aha, there is usually not much in an OST file as it's only a cache of what's up on the Exchange Server. As such you need to get back to your Exchange Server administrator to get the rest of what you are looking for.

By definition, the OST does not have what you are looking for.

However there are plenty of bad folk ready to sell you OST to PST convertors and data recovery. If they offer such, it's been a spammer to date.

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How to get data from the .ost file?
by EthanGreene83 / July 16, 2015 11:34 AM PDT

Maybe this resource will be useful to you?
I think, that you don't spend a lot of time to bind this file to your new mailbox, you better take convert file .ost in .pst format and then MS Outlook 2003 will be able to find and read this file at once. Thus you will be able to restore and save all your data.

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That lead me to the usual spam replies.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

As this is your first post I take it that you didn't know that almost all PST and OST replies are turning out to be spam.

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