How to extract emails from Outlook OST file?

Q – I have an old OST file from which I want to extract emails from OST file. I am unable to extract the emails and I don’t know the procedure to perform the task. Is there anyone who can help me to recover emails from Outlook OST file? Any help would be appreciated.

Solved! Daniele Siri

Extract emails from MS Outlook OST is easy with the help of third party software. You cannot access OST file without conversion. There are multiple OST converter software available in the market. First you need to find your OST location.
You can find your OST file with few simple steps

  1. In Outlook, click the File tab.
  2. In right pane, click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings.
  3. On the Data Files tab, click an entry, and then click Open Folder Location.

Location of OST file in Outlook 2010
Drive C:\Documents andSettings\**Username**\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Location of OST file in Outlook 2007
Drive C:\Documents andSettings\**Username**\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
When you found your OST then you need to download any third party tool. I suggest you to use this tool this will help you to recover and convert OST files into PST as well as multiple file extensions and work without MS Outlook installation.
Software will convert your OST into MS Outlook PST then you need to follow these simple steps to import your PST file


Hi, found a manual method here and perform easy retrieval of emails from OST file. Below are the steps –

  • Open MS Outlook
  • Go to File > Archive
  • Choose the email folders
  • Browse to the destination
  • Click on Finish

Here is another method for you. You can use the Import & Export Tool to solve the problem. These are the steps –

  • Open Outlook application
  • Go to File > Import & Export
  • Select Export to a file
  • Choose Outlook data files
  • Click on Finish button
Shiloh Bodie

Thank you for the suggestion but I am unable to understand both the methods. Can you please refer any other method that can effectively work to resolve the problem?
Austin Yates

Try this OST to PST converter software its available free but only convert OST to PST file format

I don’t know any other method. Even one of my friends has the same issue. If anyone got the solution, please share here.

If you don’t want to go for the manual solutions, you can try an automated solution as there are numerous solutions available in the market.

Can you please suggest an effective third-party solution that can help me to extract emails from OST file in a safe way?
Thatcher Junior

Try OST Recovery Application with the help of which you can perform swift recovery of OST database. With few manual commands, you can perform a safe recovery without any hindrances. For more information, you can follow the given link –

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