Steps to Convert AOL PFC files

Below are the steps given in order to convert the AOL PFC to various file formats such as MBOX, EML, PST, MSG and Office 365 using user account impersonation.

STEP 1

Go to the start menu click on All Programs ยป SysTools AOL PFC Converter.

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STEP 2

Once the software is launched, Click on the "..." button as shown below:

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STEP 3

On the next menu select the file that is to be added to the software.

Now, Click on "Open" Button

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The file name along with location is displayed on the user interface as shown below:

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Click on "Add File".


STEP 4

The file will be scanned and added successfully with a message prompt as follows:

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The File structure of the added file will be shown on the left hand side section along with the preview of the mails as follows:

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You can export the PFC file as shown below:


STEP 5

While the "PST" radio button is selected, Click on the "Advanced setting" button as shown below:

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STEP 6

Now, Provide the following settings:

Split PST : To Split all the PST files using the size that can limit the size of the PST files.

Date filter option: This allows the user to migrate specific data from the PST files.

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Once the settings have been specified, click on the "save" button.

The settings will be saved successfully.

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STEP 7

On the previous menu Click on the "browse" button.

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STEP 8

Select the location as the final destination on the next window and click on "OK".

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STEP 9

The added file path will be shown as follows:

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Click on "Export".


STEP 10

The software will start the export process now.

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STEP 11

Once the export process is complete, Then the following message would be prompted. Click on "OK".

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The following window will show the success as well as fail count as follows:

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STEP 12

Click on the "Save" Button to save the report in the CSV file format.

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STEP 13

Now, Specify the location where the CSV file can be saved.

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Click on the "Save" button.

The following prompt will be generated as follows as the report is saved successfully.

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STEP 14

Now, You can view the report of the whole process.

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You can view the final PST files in the specific final location.

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STEP 5

While the "PDF" radio button is selected, Click on the "Advanced settings" button as shown below:

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STEP 6

On the next menu, You can select from the following filters that can be specified in order to migrate the PFC files such features are:

General Settings

  • File Naming Convention: This refers to the naming for the final converted files.
  • Date Filter Option: This refers to the filter that uses the starting and ending date as a filter for migrating data.
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Under the "Page Layout" menu.

  • Page Margin: This refers to the page margin including the top margin, bottom margin, right margin, left margin.
  • Page Orientation: To select between the landscape and potrait mode.
  • Page Size: This is to select between the different sizes of pages such as A4, A3, etc.
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Under the "Bates Number" menu.

  • Bates Number Format: This refers to format in which the bates number format such as start number, increment by, position.
  • Date Stamp: This includes the position along with the date format that can be used to add date stamps to PDF files.
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STEP 7

Once the settings have been specified click on the "Save" button.

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STEP 8

Once, You have specified the range for dates of the PST files, now select the destination folder by clicking on the "Browse" Button.

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STEP 9

Now, Provide the destination location as follows:

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Click on "OK".


STEP 10

The selected destination path will be shown as follows

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Click on "Next" Button.


STEP 11

The software will start the process to export the AOL PFC files.

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STEP 12

The export process is completed and the following message prompt will be generated.

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STEP 13

Once the process is completed,The following prompt will be generated:

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Click on the "Save" Button.

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STEP 14

Now, You can view the report of the whole process in form of a success as well as fail count.

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STEP 15

You can view the final PDF files at the specific location.

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STEP 5

Click on the "MSG" Radio button and click on the "Advanced Settings" button.

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STEP 6

Now, You can provide various advanced settings:

Naming Convention: You can select the naming convention for the final converted files such as subject, subject + date, etc.

Date filter option: You can provide the from date and to date interval in order to perform the selective export.

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Once, You have specified all the settings, Click on the "Save" button.

The settings will be saved successfully for the following pages.

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STEP 7

On the previous menu, Click on the "Browse" button.

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STEP 8

Now, Navigate to the final location for the file:

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Click on the "OK" button.


STEP 9

The location of the file will be displayed in the corresponding text box to the "Browse" button.

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STEP 10

Click on the "Export" button.

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The Export process will now start as follows:

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The Export process will be completed successfully.

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STEP 12

The Export Report will be generated showing the success and fail count for the export process.

Click on the "Save" button.

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STEP 13

Provide the name and location for export report file.

Click on the "Save" button

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The report will be saved successfully.

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STEP 14

You can view the Export report for the whole process by navigating to the location.

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You can also view the final converted file at the specific location.

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STEP 5

Select the EML Radio Button, Click on the "Advanced Settings" button.

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STEP 6

On the Advanced settings you can specify the settings for EML file conversion:

Naming Convention: This refers to the naming scenario such as subject, subject + date, etc.

Date Filter Option: This refers to specifying the from date and to date to perform customized export for the files.

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Once the settings are specified. Click on the "Save" button.


STEP 7

The settings will be saved as follows:

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Click on "OK".


STEP 8

Once the settings are saved click on the "Browse" button on the previous menu.

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STEP 9

Now Provide the destination location as follows:

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Click on "OK".


STEP 10

The address of the selected file will be displayed on the software interface as follows:

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Click on "Export" Button.

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STEP 11

Now, The software will start to export the files as follows:

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The process will be completed successfully.

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STEP 12

Provide the name and location for the export report and click on "Save" button.

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STEP 13

The export report will be saved successfully

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STEP 14

You can view the saved export report as follows:

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STEP 15

You can view the final EML files in the specified location.

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STEP 5

Select the MBOX Radio Button, Click on the "Advanced Settings" button.

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STEP 6

Date Filter Option: This refers to specifying the from date and to date to perform customized export for the files.

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Once the settings are specified. Click on the "Save" button.


STEP 7

The settings will be saved as follows:

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STEP 8

Once the settings are saved click on the "Browse" button on the previous menu.

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STEP 9

Now Provide the destination location as follows:

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Click on "OK".


STEP 10

The address of the selected file will be displayed on the software interface as follows:

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Click on "Export" Button.


STEP 11

Now, The software will start to export the files as follows:

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The process will be completed successfully.

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STEP 12

The software will generate a export report window showing the success and fail count. Click on the "Save" button.

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Provide the name and location for the export report and click on "Save" button.

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STEP 13

The export report will be saved successfully

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STEP 14

You can view the saved export report as follows:

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STEP 15

You can view the final MBOX file in the specific location.

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STEP 5

Select the Office 365 Radio Button, Click on the "Advanced Settings" button.

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STEP 6

  • Office 365 Settings:

User Account Impersonation

  • Admin SMTP: Provide the Admin username for the admin account
  • Password: Provide the password for the admin account.
  • Admin account of Office365 must have E3 license assigned, you must be able to access OWA for admin.
  • Admin account of Office365 must be impersonated. How to Apply impersonation, watch video.
  • Check if you have login as administrator on your machine (where tool is running)?

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  • General Settings:

Date Filter: This refers to the specified date interval value that is to be provided and according to which the data is to be exported.

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Once the settings are specified. Click on the "Save" button.


STEP 7

The settings will be saved as follows:

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STEP 8

Once the settings are saved click on the "Enter destination Mailbox" button on the previous menu.

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STEP 9

On the next menu provide the destination mailbox name, and it would be validated by the software at the same time.

Once validated, Click on the "Export" button.

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The software will start the export procedure.

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Once the export process is completed successfully. Following message will prompt:

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Click on "OK".


STEP 10

The software will generate a export report window showing the success and fail count. Click on the "Save" button.

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STEP 11

Provide the name and location for the export report and click on "Save" button.

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The export report will be saved successfully.

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STEP 12

The user can also use the CSV mode by generate a CSV file from the software interface itself.

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To auto-generate a CSV file click on the "Auto-generate CSV" label as follows:

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STEP 13

Now specify the name and location for the export report as specified and click on "Save" button.

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The export report will be saved successfully.

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You can access and provide the required mailbox credentials as follows:

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STEP 14

Now, back to the previous menu click on the "Browse" button.

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Navigate and select the CSV file along with all the credentials.

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STEP 15

The address of the CSV file will be shown on the Software User Interface as follows.

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Click on the "Next" button.

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STEP 16

The credentials will be validated now.

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Once validation is done click on "Export" button.

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STEP 17

The Export process will start now.

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Once the export process is done, The following message will be displayed.

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STEP 18

The software will now show the export report in form of success and fail count.

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Click on "Save" button.

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STEP 19

The file will be saved successfully.

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You can view the export report as follows:

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You can view all the migrate data as follows:

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