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How to import OST file in Outlook 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365

how to import ost file into outlook

How to import OST file in Outlook 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365 – The Quickest Way That is Also Accurate!

Import OST file in Outlook 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365

If you have OST file with you and you want to import it into Outlook 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365, you cannot. Some users get confused and surprised by that fact because they think of OST as very similar to PST. But PST is a personal data file that you can import, archive, export, migrate, etc.

However, OST is different. It is a variant of PST but not built for any personal data operations tasks like migrate and import/export. The OST file serves the purpose of offline cache mode for Outlook that lets you access your data even in an offline mode. It is simply the copy of your folders on the servers of your email account.

How to Import OST file in Outlook 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365

So, back to our original question: if you have OST file, how can you import it into Outlook 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365?

Keep in mind that the answer below also works for other Outlook versions as well. In fact, it works for Mac Outlook as well.

The only way to import OST file in Outlook 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365 is converting it into PST. And that can be done quickly with the help of “OST Extractor Pro,” an excellent ost recovery software tool for converting OST files to many other formats including PST.

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It is brought to you by USL Software, the same company behind other successful email migration solutions.

You can download ‘OST Extractor Pro’ for free for trial purposes. The free trial mode lets you check out the features in detail by converting up to ten items per folder inside OST file. It is a great way to asses its worth for your uniquely personal needs.

how to import ost file in outlook

How to Import OST file in Outlook

  1. Download and Install ‘OST Extractor Pro’.
  2. Launch it and click on “Add OST”.
  3. Browse and select a ost file, then click on ‘Open’.
  4. Check “Ignore Empty Folders’ to exclude them.
  5. Check/Uncheck folders from preview.
  6. Select your Output format as ‘PST File’.
  7. Click on “Convert”.
  8. Now, you can easily import the file into Outlook.

The tool is developed from the inside-out to churn out all the common issues associated with the process. USL Software devised accurate and dedicated algorithms for complex email data items inside OST files. You will never experience any data loss or compromises to data integrity. The meticulous scripts written specifically for complex components like non-English text characters in double-byte, cloud-based links as attachments, larges files as attachments, MIME defined headers and other content, and so on.

Only “OST Extractor Pro” has such detailed and complex programming to convert your data cleanly without errors.

Moreover, the software program also features options and controls that can add to the efficiency of the output. For example, you can remove any particular folders you think are not necessary to preserve. You can also exclude all empty folders in just one click. The in-depth conversion log/report at the end of the task gives you the information regarding all the items converted, their path, any errors, etc.

The tool also contains a special logic to keep the folders and their order intact. Many times, users experience the loss of folder hierarchy, which can be frustrating. Never face that with “OST Extractor Pro.”

Convert to many other formats

And finally, you also get to convert OST files to PST and other formats like MBOX, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, EML, and Postbox.

All these features and options are under a single graphical interface, which is simple to understand and interact with. Anyone can pick it up and begin without having any prior knowledge about the technicality of the process.

Get it to Import OST file in Outlook 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365

Download the setup file below and use it in a free trial mode first to see how it functions with your files. Try this today and import ost to Outlook at zero hassle.

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The tech support of USL Software is always available to help you whenever you need.