How to Extract Contacts From an OST File
By Charles Poole
OST files are offline file folders in Microsoft Outlook. When you have OST files you will have emails and email addresses compiled in the files. When you use an email extraction program you can quickly extract all of the email addresses from your OST file into one single file.
Email Extractor 14
Visit the Email Extractor 14 website (see Resources). Download the software and launch it by double-clicking on its icon.
Click on the "Extract From File" tab on the software menu.
Click on the "Browse" button and select your OST file from the menu that pops up.
Click on the "Start" button and wait for your emails to be extracted.
Save the file to your desktop from the "Save As" tab in the "Options" menu under the "Start" button.
Fast Email Extractor
Visit the Fast Email Extractor website (see Resources). Download the software.
Open the program by double-clicking on its icon.
Click on the "Local Search" tab on the right side of the software's window.
Click on your OST file in the next menu. Click on the "hour glass" tab to search through the file.
Click on the "Disk" tab at the top of the software window to save the file.
Advanced Email Extractor
Visit the Advanced Email Extractor website (see Resources). Download the software and open it by clicking on its icon.
Click on the "Open" tab from the main software screen.
Select your OST file from the pop-up menu.
Click on the "Extract" tab to start extracting email addresses.
Click on the "Save" tab to save your document.
Charles Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University. He started freelancing in college for local publications in Boone, N.C. and is continuing his career through online freelancing with a specialization in affiliate marketing, blogging and SEO.