How to convert PST files to MBOX and others
“PST Extractor Pro,” from an experienced team at USL Software, is a Mac based software solution to convert the PST files to other formats like MBOX, EML, Thunderbird, and more. Its specialty lies in the specially designed algorithms to convert data from PST files without any missing links or errors. It’s also known for a user-friendly interface that makes the job simple and quick, even to the first timers.
Though, if you start using the tool straightaway, you’d notice it’s easy to implement the features and converts files without knowing anything. The interface is intuitive. However, here’s the tutorial on how to use the tool to convert PST files using ‘PST Extractor Pro,’ just in case.
Step 1: Installation
Download the setup here. Install by double-clicking the file and follow the instructions. It will take no more than two minutes to get it installed. Finally, launch the tool by double-clicking the icon in your “Applications” list. You can also simply read the tutorial to see how it works, but it’d be better to actually follow the steps.
Step 2: Load Files
Click on “Add PST.” Go to the folder location that contains the PST files you want to convert. Select the entire folder if it has more than PST files to convert all the files inside the folder in one attempt.
Step 3: Select Folders
The preview section not only shows you the folders inside your PST files but also allows you to check or uncheck them to include or exclude the folders respectively from the output. You can also filter certain type of folders, like emails, contact, or calendar. Or manually un-tick the folders you don’t wish to convert to MBOX or other output formats Once you’ve made the selection, move on to the 4th step.
Step 4: Choose Output
As said above, “PST Extractor pro” can convert PST files to essentially all popular formats for Mac based email clients, like MBOX, EML, Thunderbird, etc. Choose the output format depending on your destination email client that you are switching to.
Step 5: Check/Tweak Additional Settings/Options
“PST Extractor Pro” is not your typical file converter. It’s a complete package for your PST conversion needs, and thus, offers a lot more flexibility and control over the final output files. The additional settings can help you personalize the results depending your needs. Check the settings and tweak them accordingly:
- Save emails in separate folders depending on their read & unread status
- Merge all contacts from a single folder into a single VCF file
- Merge all calendar entries from a single folder into a single ICS file
- Set size limit for output MBOX files, which if crossed during conversion, the tool will automatically crate additional files
Step 6: Convert
The last thing remaining is to click the ‘convert’ button at the bottom-right of the tool’s interface. For the trial version, you will get an additional notification stating that you are using a trial version that only converts ten items per folder. Click “OK” to proceed. Choose the location where you want to save the converted files.
It will begin the data conversion and will take some time depending on the size of the database of PST files. Once finished, you will get the notification window. You can click on “Locate Output folder” to directly go to the folder that has your converted files. You can also view the brief log report or the detailed one, especially helpful in large-scale migration projects to see all the items and path that were converted (and any errors, if any).
As you can see, the entire process is basic and simple. It’s just click and proceed. Only “PST Extractor Pro” has simplified this otherwise tedious process into just 6 steps.
Download it today and get started!
You can get in touch with the support staff if you have any questions, or if during conversion, you face something you need help with.