How to open ost file in Outlook 2013 – Since you are already here, I can assume that you have OST files and you want the solution for it. But you can’t simply import it. That’s because OST file is an internal file for Outlook 2013 that is used automatically whenever you use an IMAP or Exchange based email account. The data is downloaded to an OST file and you can access it even offline or make changes, and all the changes are later synced to the servers when you are back online.
How to Open OST file in Outlook 2013
But it’s not a typical data file that you can manually use to migrate, import/export, backup, or archive data. Without its original email account linked with the file, OST is not useful in any way.
But what to do if you have made the mistake of deleting original email account and while keeping the OST file with you under the false hope of later restoring data through OST? Or, what to do if you are leaving your company and you obviously can’t keep the corporate email account, so you kept the OST file?
In short, you have the OST file and you want to open it in Outlook.
The short answer is that you cannot do it since it’s not compatible. But this post would have no reason to exist if it’s a lost hope, if you can in no way get the data restored into your Outlook client.
What you can do is convert OST to PST using third-party file conversion tools available on the internet. However, you have to be vary of majority of them since they are not built carefully. You can end up with incorrectly converted PST files.
The best tool to Open OST file in Outlook 2013
One of our highly recommended converter is “OST Extractor Pro’. It also converts OST files to other formats than just PST, like for Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Postbox, MBOX, etc. But for this article, we are sticking to just OST to PST conversion.
Using ‘OST Extractor Pro‘ cannot get any simple; you merely load the file manually (choose the complete folder if you have more than one file), select folders to convert, choose output format as “PST,” and click “Convert.” In a short amount of time, you will get everything cleanly converted into Outlook 2013 compatible PST files.
In fact, PST is a format that you can use all Windows and Mac Outlook versions, not just Outlook 2013.
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