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How to Open Outlook for Windows PST File on Mac

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February 21st, 2022


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You must be aware of the fact that Outlook for Mac and Outlook for Windows store emails in different file formats. If you are using MS Outlook on Mac then all the emails are stored in an OLM file whereas Outlook for mac stores emails in a PST file. Many Mac users don’t know how to open Windows Outlook PST files on a Mac machine. If you want to read a PST file on Mac Outlook then it is not possible to do so. Therefore, here you can see the technique to view all the emails of the PST file on a Mac machine. You will just have to implement simple steps and open the PST file on Mac Outlook. Let’s see all the steps involved to open and read all the contents of a PST file on any mac device.

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Ways to Open Windows Outlook PST File on Mac

If you have a PST file on your Mac Outlook account then you can’t see any content of that file. First, you will have to download the PST file from your Mac Outlook account and then convert it to OLM. After having an OLM file, you can view and read all the contents of the file that were formerly in the PST file. Let’s see the process to open and view PST files on a Mac PC or Laptop.

Download PST File 

Firstly, you will have to download the PST file from your Mac Outlook account and you can follow the steps given below:-

  • Launch MS Outlook on your Mac PC or Laptop.
  • Go to the File tab and click on the Import option in the Menu.
  • Now, the Import wizard will appear in front of you in which you will have to click on the Outlook Data File (.pst or .olm)
  • Click on the Right Arrow and in the new options choose Outlook for Windows Data File (.pst)
  • Now choose the PST file that you are willing to open and view.
  • Then click on the Import button and your PST file will be saved on your Mac Machine.

Convert PST to OLM

After having the PST file you will have to convert it to OLM using a professional Outlook PST Converter. You can see the process of conversion below:-

  • Download and Install MacSonik PST Converter Software on mac.
  • Launch the Tool and add the PST file that you want to open and you have saved recently.
  • Now, mark the emails and folders that you want to open and read.
  • Click on the Next button to continue.
  • Now choose the OLM option in the Save As box.
  • Define the location on the Mac machine where you want to save the OLM file.
  • Click on the convert button and your PST file will be converted to OLM on Mac.

Upload OLM to Outlook for Mac

After converting the PST file to OLM, you can easily import the OLM file to your Outlook for Mac account. Now you can view all the contents including emails and other mailbox items on Mac that were formerly in the PST file. This is how you can open and read all the contents including emails and attachments of an Outlook for Windows PST on a mac device.

Conclusion

So, there are three major steps involved to open Outlook for Windows PST on a Mac device. You can access all the emails of the PST file once it is converted to OLM and imported to the Mac Outlook account. This software moves PST to Thunderbird MBOX where you can read all the emails and other contents of the file. The conversion process is simple and you can implement it yourself without taking the help of any technical person.

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