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How do I open an archived ost file?


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#1 ethangoodwin

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 10:21 AM

 
I have several .ost and .pst files in an Outlook archive file. I need to
look in the ost files to find an attachment to an email from a couple of
years ago. How can I open/read that file?


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#2 tos226

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 02:22 PM

If you have Outlook, then one of the folders is Archive and everything is searchable and readable.
If no Outlook, then take a peek at some of the links in google search, for instance
http://www.freeviewer.org/ost/
http://www.ostviewer.com/
http://www.coolutils.com/OutlookViewer
but before downloading and running, make sure to check at virustotal and watch out for additional bloatware in the installers.

 

I'm not familiar with any of them since I have Outlook.



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 11:08 AM

Hi ethangoodwin,
 
Based on my research, it is not feasible to open a local client Archive .OST file on a new computer directly. You might need to use some third-party tool to convert the OST file to PST file.  I recommend you use OST2PST Set. Here is the link: http://www.ost2pstset.com/
 
Best Regards





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