How to Extract & Recover Contacts from OST File Free?

OST Files is default files used by Microsoft Outlook to store the data. These files are highly beneficial when the user wishes to work in an offline mode. Through this article, we will tell you “How to Recover contacts from OST file free”.

Easily Extract data like contacts, calendars, emails, etc from corrupt or orphaned OST files by taking advantage of eSoftTools OST Recovery Software. Try free demo version of this software to repair corrupt OST files and recover contacts without any charges.

Reasons why the user needs to Extract data from OST files

  • Sometimes the OST files fail to synchronize with the latest changes that you have made in it.
  • The user might need to back-up the OST contacts or save other important data of OST on his computer.
  • If the user needs to convert OST file into other formats.

It may be due to all these reasons the user needs to extract the OST files.

Manual method to Recover Contacts from OST

  • Open MS Outlook and press on file tab
  • On the left side, there is an option Open and Export, press it
  • Click on the Import and Export wizard tab.
  • From the opened window select the option Export a file the click on Next.
  • Select the Comma Separated Values and hit on the next tab and choose the Contact folder from the export option and then press the next tab.
  • Select and replace duplicate with items that have been transferred. Do not transfer double items.

After this, the user will be able to recover the contacts from the OST file.

Drawbacks of manual method

  • The Outlook user should remain connected to the Exchange server.
  • The method will not work if OST files are corrupt.
  • The manual method is a time-consuming process.

Mechanical tool to Recover Contacts from OST file Free

eSoftTools launched OST to PST Recovery that helps users to retrieve contacts from OST files easily. The tool has advanced features that help to make the recovery of corrupted OST files before the conversion. Now, the user can safely convert OST to PST files, recover the contacts, calendar, journals, and other items in an easy manner.

Key Features of this software

  • The tool will not bring change in the original data.
  • It works with different Microsoft Outlook versions.
  • The software repairs the damaged OST file without any trouble.
  • It quickly converts the OST, PST, and NST files without disturbing the attributes.
  • The software can easily auto-detect the OST file from its location for the conversion.

How users can extract contacts from it?

  • Download the software and install it on your computer.
  • From the main screen click on Select OST button.
  • A new window will be displayed on your screen with two options
    (1) Select File or (2) Select OST, PST, and NST database.
    choose any one option to get the OST file and hit on start scanning button.
  • After that, the software will extract all data from OST file.
  • Select the contact folder from the left panel and hit Save OST button from the toolbar.
  • The software will show you multiple file-formats for converting contacts you can choose PST, vCard, or CSV file type and simply click on Convert.
  • OST file is converted, a notification will be seen the process of conversion is completed.


The manual method has many drawbacks and it can lead to data loss, requires technical expertise, and it doesn’t work when OST files are corrupt. Hence, eSoftTools have designed an automated method of conversion. The tool OST to PST converter helps the users to extract the files in multiple formats. Moreover, no technical experience is required to operate the software. There are many advanced features integrated into the software that makes the process of recovery much easier. Download it now.


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