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    Import or convert .ost

    Client has a strange situatiion

    He has his email on an exhange server exemple @workaddress.com
    He also had his personal email @homeadress.com

    He created a rule on his homeadress to transfer all the emails he got there to his @workadress.com then delete from the @homeadress server

    He never told me that, and we removed to the Exchange server to a new server, and transfered his email.

    but all his @homeadresse are stored localy on his PC in the same .ost file as his workemail

    Is there anyway to recuperate the email inside the OST to upload them to the new server? the old server is down, so cannot access exchange or AD from the old domain

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    You can convert the OST to a PST and attach it that way. The bad news is that Microsoft for some reason has never put out a product with this functionality, so you have to find a third-party software typically created by someone whose first language is clearly not English. We had to go through this recently and I was a little worried about some of these applications not being legit. We ended up buying Kernel Data Recovery because it had the most positive reviews at the time, and supported Outlook 2013 which was necessary for us. They have a free trial that will let you verify that it will recover what you want before you purchase it. And putting it on the company credit card removed the risk of identity theft for me.

    Take a look and see if this will do what you need. www.nucleustechnologies.com

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    I heard about that program, i'll tell me client but he kinda doesn't wanna pay, but i'll make him understand

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    you cant rename an ost file to pst and you cannot open the ost file with a different MAPI profile, it must be the same one that created the ost file.You cant change the mailbox either.

    The only possible solution is if you can open the ost file with the origianal MAPI profile connected to Exchange or not, then export data to a post file.

    Touse the original MAPI profile it must be available of course and you must also authenticate with an account that has permission to open it. (same account that has permission to open the mailbox on Exchange server)


    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...updeploylegacy


    ^ that link has a write up on converting as long as you can open the .ost file with the correct profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meresgi View Post
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...updeploylegacy


    ^ that link has a write up on converting as long as you can open the .ost file with the correct profile.
    Yeah not possible anymore


    He bought the software and all seems fine thanks

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    I'm confused.

    You're using company time & resources to recover the personal emails of an employee?

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    Too long to explain

    In tl;dr they had an SBS 2003, (with old IT) server was dying they upgraded to 2012, asked us to change domain and start to scratch AD and all

    Since they are a small company they used Colocation for Email, which trasnfered fine. after 3 weeks we asked the client if everything was ok he told me yes and he asked me to shut down the old server (which died before i shut it down)

    Now he called me saying he had local email in his OST that he cannot access anymore

    So since old AD and Exchange are dead and down, we cannot log him back to his old profile to 'export'

    So yes he was stuck with that



    In resume he paid cuz it was his fault to take 3 weeks to see he was missing 12k emals from his personal account

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    You can read the blog article posted below:

    nalavadebela . wordpress . com/2014/07/09/ost-to-pst-converter-recover-data-from-inaccessible-ost-file

    This manual process is free solution so you can try implementing it.

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    You can convert easily OST file from Exchange server to PST file using vMail OST to PST Converter and import this PST file in MS Outlook to access all your old exchange database.


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