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Extract Attachments, Contacts, Calendars, Emails from OST

Updated On - December 1, 2022 by Nasir Khan |

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In this blog, We will discuss about free manual method and third-party tool that can help you to extract emails, attachments, contacts, calendars, etc., from OST files, even when the file is orphaned or corrupt. However, it also works when Outlook is not connected to the Exchange server.

As we all know, an OST file is a data storage file which is use to store offline data in an Outlook profile on users’ local devices. It is also known as the Offline Storage Table, which contains complete Outlook data such as email, contacts, calendar, logs, tasks, and more. Sometimes, it generally happens with Exchange users that they need to extract data or export it from OST files via Microsoft Outlook. It can be done with MS Outlook Import/Export feature, but for this, Outlook should be connect to the Exchange server, and it should be accessible.

Extract Email Address, Contacts, Calendars, and Attachments of OST files

Download one of the simplest and fast solutions named Regain OST Recovery Tool, a quality-tested solution that efficiently extracts emails from OST files without any Outlook and Exchange Server connectivity. Because of its easy interface, the data extraction from OST files become very easy for any user. Let us see which items are extracted by the software and in which formats.

1. Extract OST contacts to VCF/MSG → This program loads single OST or multiple OST files simultaneously to extract all contacts with details such as name, email address, pictures, mobile number, etc.

2. Extract OST calendars to ICS/MSG → Calendar migration from OST file to PST, EML, MSG, MBOX, HTML, ICS, VCARD format can be done using this application including all calendar details such as – scheduled assignment, appointments, meeting, etc.

3. Extract OST Attachments → Attachments can be easily obtained via OST files. Users can easily select OST folders and extract attachments of the desired files according to their requirements.

4. Extract OST email addresses → This software allows users to extract email addresses from an OST file. Users can extract email addresses such as From, Subject, To, Bcc, etc., seamlessly without any problems.

Related Post: How to Extract Contacts from Outlook OST file?

Steps to Extract OST email items – attachments, contacts, calendars, & email addresses

  • Install the Regain OST Recovery Software on your Windows System
  • Browse and choose a single or multiple OST Data files
  • Select the items to extract – email address, attachments, contacts, etc. for scanning
  • After Scanning Software, generate a Preview of selected OST Emails items.
  • Now Select the File Format in which you wish to save your extracted OST email items.
  • Select the Destination location to Save extracted OST file
  • Now Software Start Saving

How to extract emails from OST files using a manual method?

If you choose a manual trick to extract your calendars, contacts, email addresses, and attachments from the Outlook OST file, you must install MS Outlook and connect it with your Exchange Server.

The process to Extract Calendars from OST file.

  • First of all, you need to Open MS Outlook.
  • Click on File menu → Open & Export → Import/Export.
  • Now choose the Outlook data file & then select Calendars from the OST file.
  • Now enter the destination path as per your choice to save the files.
  • Finally, hit the Finish button.

The process to Export OST email addresses data

  • Open MS Outlook; go to File, and then select options.
  • Select the Advanced option and then click on the Export option
  • Now select the Export to a file option.
  • Now you need to choose Outlook data file.
  • Select email folder; here, you can include subfolders as well.
  • Use the browse button to choose the path where you want to save the email addresses.

Process to extract OST contacts to VCF

  • Open MS Outlook and move to the “File” menu.
  • Now you need to select the desired contacts.
  • After that, again go to the “file” menu and click on the “Save As” option.
  • Now you need to “name the file” and choose VCF under “Save as Type.”

Process to extract attachments from OST file

Users can open Outlook and can extract attachments from OST emails one by one. Other than that, no method is available to extract attachments of OST email messages.

Shortcoming with Manual Solutions

There are a few more shortcomings that users may face with the manual solutions-

  • Contacts from the OST file to VCF can be exported easily. But there is no other manual method available to quickly convert your multiple contacts from OST file to vCard format.
  • Manual solution is very time consuming and has a lengthy procedure to extract attachments from every OST email.
  • There is no surety of data safety in a manual solution when you extract emails from OST files.

That’s why most users want to opt for a professional tool that only takes a few steps to extract your valuable calendars, contacts, attachments, and emails from OST files. This software is 100% safe and secured in terms of providing accurate results. You can check the functionality of OST Repair software by using its trial version that comes free of cost.

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Author: Nasir Khan

I am Nasir Khan from India, working as a Content Developer in Regain Software. Here I am writing about our products and their updates. And writing some free solutions from converting emails or Cloud Migration process. We have tools like Email Converter, Emails backup and Cloud migration.

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