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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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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
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.

#3 JobPhill


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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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