Microsoft Outlook is highly popular email client which is used by various big size organization and small firms to communicate with their important employees. MS Outlook is providing various features such as calendaring, scheduling, task, contacts, etc to its users. Microsoft Outlook is available for both Mac and Windows application. The functions of both the system is quite similar, but there file format is different which is used to store data. Outlook for Windows is storing all its user mailbox data in PST file format, but Outlook for Mac is storing its all data in OLM file format.
This issue made data migration for both the same client difficult because one needs a particular format pertaining to that specific client to access data. So, in this article we are going to discuss the method to convert OLM file to PST file format. And also briefly explain its advantages /disadvantages.
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The Need for OLM to PST Conversion:
From above discussion, we get to know that OLM and PST file format is data storage file for Mac Outlook and Windows Outlook respectively. There are various users in the world who are using Outlook as email clients, some of them are using Outlook on their Mac system and rest of them are using Outlook on Windows PC. So, when users shift from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook at that time, we need for OLM to PST conversion.
There are some reasons due to which user want to migrate from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook given below:
- When users are shift to a new company or organization.
- When users are changing or upgrading to a new computer.
- When users are using more than one computer at that time they need the conversion.
Before proceeding, let me tell you that this method is tricky and lengthy. If you want to use this method, than you should have the technical knowledge about the procedure. because if you do anything wrong than it may cause to data lose.
- Create an IMAP enabled account
- Configure Outlook for Mac with the IMAP account
- Export Outlook for Mac emails in an IMAP account
- Configure Outlook for Windows with the same IMAP account
Create an IMAP Account
- Open Gmail account then click on Gear icon on right side of Gmail account.
- After that click on setting button and on setting tab click on POP/IMAP tab.
- Then, check IMAP status. And enable the status if it found disabled.
Configure Outlook for Mac with IMAP Account
- Open Outlook for Mac and click on Menu>Tool>Accounts.
- Now choose Email and enter your email id, password, and other details which is asked, then click on add account.
- After complication of process, check your IMAP mail account.
Export Outlook for Mac emails to IMAP Account
- Open Outlook for Mac then select the item you want to transfer to Outlook for Windows.
- Select Move > Copy to Folder.
- Then type the name of your IMAP folder and choose Copy.
- After that update IMAP folder with Send/Receive button.
- And now all your OLM emails are now in IMAP account.
3. Synchronize the IMAP account with Windows MS Outlook and copy the emails.
- Set up the same Gmail IMAP account you created on your Windows Outlook client.
- Move the emails from the IMAP account to your Windows Outlook Inbox Folder by dragging and dropping.
Limitations of Manual Method:
- The manual method is very complicated and is dependent upon internet speed and server reliability of the IMAP email client.
- To operate the manual procedure the user needs to have the sound knowledge of both the email clients, and also working knowledge of IMAP account.
- If the user uses wrong procedure while conversion then it may lead to data lose.
Using OLM Conversion Tool:
Regain OLM to PST Converter is the perfect tool which is created to overcome the limitations of manual method. This tool is having easy and simple procedure to convert OLM file to PST file format. It is having advanced and latest security features which secure your data while conversion.
Step1. Install Regain OLM to PST Converter on your system. Click on the Open button.
Step2. Now click on Browse button to select an OLM file from your system and then click on the Open button, the selected OLM file will be shown.
Step3. Click on OK to start the scanning process. Once the scanning process is completed, click OK.
Step4. You see the preview of all OLM file which are ready for conversion process.
Step5. Now select the format in which you want to convert and save file and then, Click browse.
Step6. The tool starts saving the data into selected file format at specific location. It will take hardly a few seconds to be completed. Once the saving process is completed, click OK.
Advantages of Using OLM to PST Converter:
- This software can convert OLM to Outlook PST File in Just Few Clicks
- You may also convert OLM Data with all Attributes like Inbox, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, etc.
- In this tool you get quick preview of all emails before Conversion
- There are no file size limitations for conversion.
- It is compatible with All MAC Outlook and Windows Versions.