Steps to Convert Outlook OST Files


A Step by Step Guide to retrieve data from severely corrupted or damaged Outlook OST Files
Using SysTools OST Converter Tool

You can safely repair and Convert data from a corrupted Outlook OST or ScanPST Created BAK file(s).

STEP 1

Go to the start menu click on All Programs » SysTools OST Converter.

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STEP 2

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

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STEP 3

As soon as you click on the Add Files button, "Add File" Window pops up to let you select one of the given options like Select / Search OST / BAK files

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Select or Search OST / BAK File



STEP 4.1

Select file

Click on the "Select File" radio button and browse the OST file click on the “...” button.

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Now, Browse the desired OST file, select it and click on "Open" button.

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If you needs to repair and Convert Outlook.bak files, then select the required BAK file created by ScanOST from the location and click on "Open" button.

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The source file location will be displayed in the textbox near to the browse button.

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STEP 4.3

Search file - Repair Multiple OST / BAK Files

If you click on Select Search Option then there are two more options for searching the OST / BAK files in the system.



STEP 4.4

Search Selected Drive


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Select "Search Selected Drive" to get all the OST / BAK file stored in a particular local drive. Press "Search" button.

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Click OK when 'Search successfully Completed Message' Pops up.

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After the searching process is completed, the software displays the list of OST and BAK files stored in the selected drive as shown.

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STEP 4.5

Search All Drive


Select "Search All Drives" to get all the OST / BAK files stored in all drives in your system. Press "Search" button.

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Click OK when 'Search successfully Completed Message' Pops up.

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After the searching process is completed, the software displays the list of OST and BAK files stored in the drives in the system as shown.

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STEP 5

SysTools OST Converter software supports to remove two Outlook Email Encryptions SMIME and OpenPGP.

  1. SMIME: This encryption type encrypt Outlook OST emails using Certificates.
  2. OpenPGP: This encryption type encrypt Outlook OST emails using Public and Private Keys.

STEP 6

Now you can see the storage path of OST file. The software provides two modes for scanning: Quick and Advance.

  • Quick scanning mode: Provides faster convert of OST files.
  • Advance mode: If you are not able to view the data after using quick scan mode or if the OST file is highly corrupted then use the Advance scan mode. As it is designed for deep data convert task. This Software support Advance Scan on 64 bit OS also.

Once the file is selected, Click on Add button to proceed further.

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STEP 7

The software will start the scanning process of OST file.

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STEP 8

As soon as the scanning process is completed a dialog box appears confirming success of the scanning process, the left most panel displays the list of folders in the complete folder/directory hierarchy. Now user can save scan report if he needs. Click on Yes button if you want to save the scan results for the OST file.

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STEP 9

The Left Panel of the software displays existing folders in Source OST files in 2 Fonts.

  • Bold: The Folder Name displayed in Bold font contains data in it.
  • Unbold: The ubold folders denoted empty folders.
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All OST file items can be previewed on the software interface as follows:

Normal Mail View: Select a particular Email to get a Normal Mail View of the e-mail data at the bottom pane.

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Hex: Display data in hexadecimal format

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Properties: Properties displays the additional information and other details of a selected emails.

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Message Header: Display Message Header file information of selected email.

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MIME: Display information in Internet standard that extends the format of a email.

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HTML: Preview selected email in HTML file format

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RTF: Preview selected email in RTF file format

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Attachments: Preview Attachments present inside a particular email by clicking on the Attachments tab. It displays the list of attachments along with details present in the same & upon selection, the attachment is previewed on the bottom right corner.

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The OST Converter tool displays deleted emails in Red Color in the preview panel, so that the user can easily identify the Converted deleted items from a OST file.

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STEP 10

Export Outlook OST File

Now you can view all the folders and mailbox items. There are tabs: Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Journal and Folder list in the left side of the window to show specific OST file items.

Click on Mail to view only emails.

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Click on Calendars tab to view events from all mailbox items.

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Click on Contacts tab to view the address book information in the OST file.

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Click on Tasks tab to view all Tasks in the selected OST file.

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Click on Notes tab to view all Notes in the selected OST file.

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Click on Journals tab to view all journals in the selected OST file.

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STEP 11

Select the Export Button to migrate all OST file data items together.

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Or select the Export Selected option to migrate only particular files that are selected.

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STEP 12

Export as PST Format

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

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STEP 13

Now, Provide the following settings:

Split PST: To Split all the resultant PST files using size to avoid oversize issues while importing these PST files.

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

Categories: As per which we can export the specific components of the OST file such as mails, contacts, calendars.

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

Click OK when a pop-up message: Settings saved successfully' appears.

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STEP 14

On the previous menu, Click on the "Browse" button to provide destination folder to save the resultant file/s.

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

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STEP 16

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

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STEP 17

Check "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" option to have same order of folders (with same name) as in source file in the resultant PST file generated.

Or check "Don't Export Empty Folders" after unchecking "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" to avoid empty folders in resultant PST file generated.

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Click on "Export" button to save the previewed items in PST file format.

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STEP 18

The software will start the export process now.

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STEP 19

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 20

Click on the "Save" Button to Save Export Report in the CSV file format.

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STEP 21

Now, Specify the location where the CSV file can be saved. And click on the "Save" button.

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

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STEP 22

Now, You can preview the Export Report of the whole process in the CSV file from the proposed destination location.

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STEP 23

You can View Final PST file/s in the specific destination location provided by the user.

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STEP 23

You can Open / Import resultant Outlook PST file/s in the MS Outlook 2019 / 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 versions as per your availability.

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STEP 12

Export as PDF Format

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

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STEP 13

On the Advanced settings you can specify the settings for PDF file conversion, the software gives 3 different tabs for arranging your PDF file efficiently.

In General Settings option you will get the following 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.
  • Categories: This includes the mails, contacts, calendars, task, etc.

You can check the option: Include Internet Message Header to add header information of each email message in the resultant PDF file created.

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In Page Layout option you will get the following settings.

  • Margin: It provides option to set Top, Bottom, Right, Left margin of each page with a minimum of 2.0mm to maximum of 10.0mm
  • Paper layout: In Paper layout settings, you can choose Paper Orientation and Page size.

You can choose Landscape or Portrait in Page Orientation and A3, A4, Letter for Page size as per requirement.

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Apply Advance Setting for Email Attachments:

  • Attachment on Pin: - It enables option to add attachments in PDF a pin.
  • Append Attachment: - It will convert attachments as PDF page and append at the end of email.
  • Save Attachment: - Apply this feature to save attachments in a folder in its original file format.In this feature you can apply Naming Convention feature also.

You can choose Landscape or Portrait in Page Orientation and A3, A4, Letter for Page size as per requirement.

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In Bates Number option you will get the following settings.

  • Bates Number Format: You can set Start Number, its Increment by value and its Position accordingly
  • Date Stamp: You can choose the Format and its Position as per requirement.

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

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Click OK when a pop-up message: Settings saved successfully' appears.

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STEP 14

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

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STEP 15

Now, Navigate to the required destination location folder to save the PDF file.

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Click on the "OK" button.


STEP 16

The address location (path) of the selected destination folder will be displayed in the corresponding text box of "Browse" button.

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STEP 17

Check "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" option to maintain same order of folders (with same name) as in source OST file in the resultant PDF file generated.

Or check "Don't Export Empty Folders" after unchecking "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" to avoid empty folders in resultant PDF file generated.

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Click on "Export" button to save the previewed items in PDF file format.

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STEP 18

The Export process will now start as follows:

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STEP 19

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

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STEP 20

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

Click on the "Save" Button to Save Export Report in the CSV file format.

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STEP 21

Now, Specify the location where the CSV file can be saved. And click on the "Save" button.

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

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STEP 22

Now, You can preview the Export Report of the whole process in the CSV file from the proposed destination location.

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STEP 23

Preview the generated PDF file in the Destination location

The generated Folder will contain all folders (Hierarchy) as that in source file

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Preview the Resultant PDF file created.

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STEP 12

Export as MSG Format

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

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STEP 13

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.

Categories: This includes the mails, contacts, calendars, task, etc.

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

Click OK when a pop-up message: Settings saved successfully' appears.

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STEP 14

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

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STEP 15

Now, Navigate to the required destination location folder to save the MSG file.

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Click on the "OK" button.


STEP 16

The address location (path) of the selected destination folder will be displayed in the corresponding textbox of "Browse" button.

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STEP 17

Check "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" option to maintain same order of folders (with same name) as in source file (PST) in the resultant MSG file generated.

Or check "Don't Export Empty Folders" after unchecking "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" to avoid empty folders in resultant MSG file generated.

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Click on "Export" button to save the previewed items in MSG file format.

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STEP 18

The Export process will now start as follows:

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STEP 19

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

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STEP 20

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

Click on the "Save" Button to Save Export Report in the CSV file format.

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STEP 21

Now, Specify the location where the CSV file can be saved. And click on the "Save" button.

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

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STEP 22

Now, You can preview the Export Report of the whole process in the CSV file from the proposed destination location.

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STEP 23

Preview the generated MSG file in the Destination location

The generated Folder will contain all folders(Hierarchy) as that in source file

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Preview the Resultant MSG file created.

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STEP 12

Export as EML Format

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

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STEP 13

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.

Click OK when a pop-up message: Settings saved successfully' appears.

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STEP 14

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

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STEP 15

Now, Navigate to the required destination location folder to save the EML file.

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Click on the "OK" button.


STEP 16

The address location (path) of the selected destination folder will be displayed in the corresponding textbox of "Browse" button.

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STEP 17

Check "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" option to maintain same order of folders (with same name) as in source OST file in the resultant EML file generated.

Or check "Don't Export Empty Folders" after unchecking "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" to avoid empty folders in resultant EML file generated.

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Click on "Export" button to save the previewed items in EML file format.

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STEP 18

The Export process will now start as follows:

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STEP 19

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

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STEP 20

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

Click on the "Save" Button to Save Export Report in the CSV file format.

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STEP 21

Now, Specify the location where the CSV file can be saved. And click on the "Save" button.

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

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STEP 22

Now, You can preview the Export Report of the whole process in the CSV file from the proposed destination location.

Here, you can see the Original File Path and Relocated File Path Details during Export process from the CSV file Created.

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STEP 23

Preview the generated EML file in the Destination location

The generated Folder will contain the Inbox (EML is only for Emails) folder as that in the source file

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Preview the Resultant EML files created.

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STEP 12

Export as HTML Format

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

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STEP 13

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

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.

Categories: This includes the mails, contacts, calendars, task, etc.

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

Click OK when a pop-up message: Settings saved successfully' appears.

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STEP 14

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

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STEP 15

Now, Navigate to the required destination location folder to save the HTML file.

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Click on the "OK" button.


STEP 16

The address location (path) of the selected destination folder will be displayed in the corresponding text box of "Browse" button.

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STEP 17

Check "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" option to maintain same order of folders (with same name) as in source OST file in the resultant HTML file generated.

Or check "Don't Export Empty Folders" after unchecking "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" to avoid empty folders in resultant HTML file generated.

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Click on "Export" button to save the previewed items in HTML file format.

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STEP 18

The Export process will now start as follows:

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STEP 19

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

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STEP 20

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

Click on the "Save" Button to Save Export Report in the CSV file format.

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STEP 21

Now, Specify the location where the CSV file can be saved. And click on the "Save" button.

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

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STEP 22

Now, You can preview the Export Report of the whole process in the CSV file from the proposed destination location.

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STEP 23

Preview the generated HTML file in the Destination location

The generated Folder will contain all folders (Hierarchy) as that in source file

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Preview the Resultant HTML file created.

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STEP 12

Export as MBOX Format

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

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STEP 13

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

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

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STEP 14

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

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STEP 15

Now, Navigate to the required destination location folder to save the MBOX file.

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Click on the "OK" button.


STEP 16

Check "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" option to maintain same order of folders (with same name) as in source OST file in the resultant MBOX file generated.

Or check "Don't Export Empty Folders" after unchecking "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" to avoid empty folders in resultant MBOX file generated.

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Click on "Export" button to save the previewed items in MBOX file format.


STEP 17

The Export process will now start as follows:

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

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STEP 18

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

Click on the "Save" Button to Save Export Report in the CSV file format.

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STEP 19

Now, Specify the location where the CSV file can be saved. And click on the "Save" button.

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STEP 20

CSV report saved at choosen location. Click on OK button.

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STEP 21

Now, Specify the location where the CSV file is saved. Select CSV file and open to view export process report..

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STEP 22

Now, You can preview the Export Report of the whole process in the CSV file from the proposed destination location.

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STEP 23

Preview the generated MBOX file in the Destination location

The generated Folder will contain all folders (Hierarchy) as that in source file

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STEP 12

Export as vCard Format

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

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STEP 13

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

vCard Versions: You can select the vCard version (vCard 2.1, 3.0, and 4.0 ) as per your requirement

Merge vCard: You can merge all contacts into single. Simply check the checkbox and click on Save button.

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STEP 14

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

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STEP 15

Now, Navigate to the required destination location folder to save the vCard file.

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Click on the "OK" button.


STEP 16

Apply Advance Options and click on Export button.

Check "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" option to maintain same order of folders (with same name) as in source OST file in the resultant HTML file generated.

Or check "Don't Export Empty Folders" after unchecking "Maintain Folder Hierarchy" to avoid empty folders in resultant HTML file generated.

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STEP 17

The Export process will now start as follows:

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STEP 18

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

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STEP 19

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

Click on the "Save" Button to Save Export Report in the CSV file format.

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STEP 20

CSV report saved at choosen location. Click on "Save" button.

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STEP 21

CSV report saved at choosen location. Click on OK button.

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STEP 22

Now, You can preview the Export Report of the whole process in the CSV file from the proposed destination location.

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STEP 23

Preview the generated vCard file in the Destination location

The generated Folder will contain all folders (Hierarchy) as that in source file

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Preview the Resultant vCard file created.

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