3 Simple Methods to Move OST File to Another Computer

Move your OST file to a different computer in simple and handy steps; With Remo Convert OST to PST you can safely and quickly transfer OST file even if it damaged or when OST file is not opening!

When you want to work with Exchange Server mailbox folders in offline mode, all you need is an OST file. This OST file is extremely helpful in the cases when the Exchange Server is experiencing downtime, or an unexpected crash.

However, when you switch your computer and want to access OST file’s data on a new computer, you can’t simply copy paste the file as in the case of PST file. Hence, the possible way to move Outlook OST file to a new computer is by converting it to PST format.

Methods to transfer Outlook OST file to new/different computer

When it comes to moving an OST file to a different computer (converting OST to PST), there are quite a few ways to do it. Here are the most suggested ways you can consider to carry out an accurate OST to PST conversion:

Method #1: Drag and drop items from OST to PST

At first, create one blank PST file. Then you need to literally drag and drop mailbox items from OST file to a new PST file.  
Well, this is truly a manual method to copy data. Using this method, you can’t migrate default folders like Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, etc. but only individual items can be moved.  Additionally, transferring items individually can consume more time.

Method #2: Import- Export Wizard

Another way to export OST to PST is by using Outlook’s inbuilt “Import/ Export” feature. To know how to convert OST to PST using Import/Export Wizard, refer this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLykqd4jdMU

However, this method requires a technical expertise. If you are doing this for the first time, you may find difficulty at some points. You’ll need to be familiar with all terminologies and functions of the exporter before you begin the process.

Method #3: Using Remo Convert OST file to PST Tool

Probably the safest and easiest way to convert OST file to PST format is by using Remo Convert OST to PST Tool. This application performs the process of conversion of all OST components to Outlook importable PST in their original format and structure without any data loss. In addition, it has an easy to understand GUI that makes working with it very simple and comfortable. Through its expert help, all individual items along with default folder structures (Inbox, Calendars, Contacts, etc.) will be accurately transferred into a new file in minimum time, with no technical expertise.

Here’s a simple way to convert OST to PST

  • Download Remo Convert OST to PST Application and install it on your system
  • Run the software
  • From the main screen, choose Open OST File option if the location of the file is known, else opt for Find OST File option
  • Browse and select a destination path to save the converted file
  • Click on Convert to start the conversion process

Now, you will have a PST file that contains all your Outlook items that were saved in OST file. By importing this PST file into your new computer’s Outlook account, you can successfully transfer OST file to a new computer and thereby accessing all Outlook attributes. To do this, follow below mentioned steps:

How to move OST file to another computer?

  • Copy the converted OST file into an external drive and then transfer it to a new computer (say desktop)
  • Run the Outlook setup on the new computer

Note: If you have already created an Outlook profile, you cannot set up an OST file for it. So, delete the profile and then double-click the Microsoft Outlook icon to create the profile again.

  • Setup a new email account
  • Choose "File" and select "Import and Export," click "Import from another program or file," choose the "Personal Folder File" option and click "Next"
  • Go to the desktop in the screen that comes up; click the PST file that you transferred and then click "Next" to add all of the personal information from the PST file to the new copy of Outlook
With these steps, all your Outlook OST data will be transferred to new computer. Since Remo Convert OST to PST tool works on read-only manner, your original OST file is kept unaltered. Even when your OST file is damaged, you can fix corrupt Outlook OST file with the help this tool and recover all the Outlook attributes in simple steps.
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