Data accessibility depends on various factors like its format, integrity, application availability, etc. In case any file is not accessible due to unavailability of any particular application, file conversion can be a solution, which can make that file accessible in many other applications. PST Converter is an important application, which comes under such commercial utilities to perform conversion of files. This tool performs the conversion of Outlook application PST file to several other file formats and which can be then accessed easily. The section below will discuss about the PST conversion tool and review its working, pros and cons.
Tool Provides Various PST Conversion Options
PST Converter is an online available tool, which can be downloaded and installed in Windows system. Unfortunately, it is Windows-oriented product and cannot be used any other platform. But, this multiple-file conversion options from PST file to vCard, MSG, EML, and PDF makes this software perfect for several requirements and these multiple conversion options makes this software extremely versatile.
PST to MSG: This conversion is perfect for users who want to save the emails individually in MSG file format. MSG file can be accessed in MS Outlook application and there are lesser chances of corruption when the emails are saved in individual files.
PST to EML: Users who want to access the MS Outlook application in other email clients, which support EML files, can perform this conversion using PST conversion tool. Email clients like Windows Live Mail support EML and hence the conversion can be needed by users who want to access Outlook emails in Windows Live Mail.
PST to PDF: The most beneficial and efficient conversion mode available is PST to PDF as this allows saving Outlook emails in PDF files. Once the files are converted to PDF files it can be accessed in any platform like Linux or Mac.
Working of PST Converter
Step 1: Install the PST Converter successfully in the system where PST file (to be converted) is saved.
Step 3: Here click on Browse and then navigate to the location where the PST file is saved. Tool is capable to convert the corrupted PST file as well and in order to recover data from a highly corrupted PST file, users can check the option of Advance Scan. This advance scanning also help to recover permanently deleted emails for further conversion.
Step 4: Once the scanning is done, a message of successful scanning is prompted and complete preview of emails is shown. In the left pane tool shows complete folders and in right pane, the items belonging to selected folder will be shown. Individual emails can be also viewed with its Meta and attachments. There are several views Normal, Hex, Properties, Header, MIME, Email Hop, RTF, etc.
Step 5: Software provides an option to perform export of selective emails. Users can select the required emails and then right-click on the emails. It will pop-up Export Options where users can select the output file format to which the PST file items will be converted. Users can choose the file format amongst; MSG, PDF, EML, and vCard to which the items will get converted. Date-wise mail filters and naming conventions can be chosen as per requirement.
After providing destination, where the output results will be saved users can click on Export. This will perform the conversion and export the emails in chosen file format. A report is also generated about the conversion procedure, which can be saved as CSV file format.
The overall time taken for the conversion was average and it depends on the size of Outlook PST file. If file is healthy, conversion takes place very quickly and scanning procedure is done within few minutes. Outlook PST Converter software has many advance features and performs the conversion as per the settings done by users concentrating on complete conversion of Meta and attachments. Its conversion to multiple formats again makes the software a desirable tool for multiple users. Self-explaining interface is another pro of this PST file conversion application, which allows all types of users to implement this tool. My ratings for the service and product will be 4.6/5.