Outlook is an email client that can be used to send and receive emails. This software also provides an option to create a backup of the mailbox on the hard drive. The default location for this backup is in a file with the extension .ost. So, if you want to move this file to a new computer, then follow these steps:
1) Open Outlook on your old computer and click File > Info > Account Settings > More Settings > Export Data
2) Select Export as Outlook Data File (.pst) and choose the location where you want to save it
3) In Outlook on your new computer, open File > Import & Export > Import from Another Program or File
4) Choose Import from a Microsoft Outlook Data File (.pst) and select the .pst file that you saved on your old computer
If you are considering a migration to a new computer, this article will show you how to transfer your Outlook data, including email, contacts and calendar items. The process of migrating from one computer to another is not difficult or time consuming. It only takes a few minutes and some basic knowledge of the software that you are using. There are two methods for migrating from one computer to another: using the in-built backup and restore function or using an external application like OST Extractor Pro .
One of the most common reasons for moving Outlook OST Extension file to a new computer is a hardware failure. If you are experiencing Outlook crashes, or if your hard drive has crashed and you need to reinstall your operating system, then it is time to move your Outlook OST Extension file.
The first step in moving an Outlook OST Extension file to a new computer is to export the data from the old computer. You can do this by following these steps:
1) Open Outlook and go to File > Account Settings > Data Files > Export;
2) Select “Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst)” as the file type and choose a location on your new computer where you want to save this backup;
3) Click “Next” and wait for the process to complete.
4) Once completed, close all open windows in Outlook then copy .pst files from old PC’s location (step 2) onto new PC’s hard