Solved cannot import emails to new computer

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December 2, 2013 at 00:17:12
Specs: Windows 8
good day
i am switching computers and wish to import my emails to the new one. i use outlook 2013. my outlook file from the old computer is in the .ost format and i cannot import it to my new computer. i tried a tool that supposedly converts ost to pst, but when i imported it after conversion, i got a bunch of weird folders with non of my emails there. please assist how i can get my emails to the new computer, and have them in the pst format.

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December 2, 2013 at 02:51:02
Been a while since I used Outlook, but wouldn't have thought it a problem moving data from Outlook to Outlook between PCs.
Anything you overlooked?

EDIT: Oops-Sorry! Looks like I may have cocked up.

.ost? related to Outlook Exchange maybe?

Any useful info here?

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December 2, 2013 at 12:51:51
ost files are cached Microsoft Exchange Files. So, if you were connecting to an Exchange server, it would make sense that you have an ost file in your profile. When you reconfigure your email on the new computer, anything on the Exchange server will download.

If you weren't connecting to an Exchange Server, then you'd need to look for a pst file.

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December 3, 2013 at 06:49:04
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was connecting to a pop account. i just did the normal export - import of individual mail folders, dont know why that eluded me at first. thanks

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