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How to Convert OLM to PST Format in 2024?

In this blog, we will explain all the possible methods to convert OLM to PST file format. It also describes both manual and automated approaches to export emails from Outlook Mac OLM file to PST format. If you are also looking for a solution to this query, check out this post for the best techniques in 20204.

OLM file is used by Outlook for Mac to store emails, contacts, calendar items, and more for backup and migration purposes. PST is a file format that is used by Windows Outlook. It stands for Personal Storage Table which is a popular Microsoft Outlook data file used for POP3, IMAP accounts, and web-based mail accounts. It can store emails, calendars, contacts, and more.

Thus, PST files are a more easy and convenient way to store information. Often very less users use the Mac Outlook location as it is only used by Mac OS. That’s why, OLM to PST conversion is most popular among users who are migrating from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook. Outlook for Mac does not provide an option to export mail items to PST file. You need to use automated software to convert OLM to PST easily.

This write-up will discuss all these solutions with step-by-step instructions. Go through each method and choose the one that suits best your needs.

How to Convert OLM to PST Manually?

First, we will discuss a free solution for which you need both versions of Outlook i.e. Mac Outlook and Windows Outlook. Also, you must have an IMAP email account to configure in both Outlook applications.

Note: The process is extremely time-consuming and can take a long time to implement. Have patience while performing this method.

  1. Sign up for an IMAP email account (like Gmail).
  2. Add your IMAP account to Outlook for Mac and sync your emails.
  3. Next, open Outlook for Mac & click on the File tab
  4. Select Import from the dropdown menu.
  5. Choose Outlook for Mac archive file (.olm) & click Continue.
  6. Tap on the Browse button and navigate to where your OLM file is located.
  7. Select the OLM file and click Import.
  8. Drag and drop the emails from your OLM folders to the IMAP account.
  9. Next, set up the same IMAP account in Outlook for Windows.
  10. Allow Outlook for Windows to sync with your email account.
  11. Then, use the Import/Export feature in Outlook for Windows to save OLM emails in PST file.

Concluded! This is how you can export emails from OLM to PST format. But at the same time, there are some limitations that you should be aware of;

  • Must have both operating systems i.e. Windows and Mac.
  • You need to install Outlook apps for Mac and Windows.
  • Bulky OLM to PST conversion is not possible if you have large data files.
  • OLM file corruption can be caused while transferring multiple files.

How to Export Emails from OLM to PST Automatically?

Download and install XConverter Pro on your PC. With this tool, you can easily export OLM emails, contacts, calendars, and other data items to PST file. Also, it completes the whole OLM to PST conversion process in just a few simple steps. You just need to load your OLM files select the required folders and choose PST as an export option. And, rest of the work will be handled by the software itself.

Moreover, it makes sure to maintain and preserve the OLM mailbox folder throughout the process. It preserves OLM email key elements such as T,o, Cc, Bcc, From, Subject, hyperlinks, attachments, and many more.

Just click on the FREE download button and analyze its working process

Steps to Convert OLM to PST File

Step 1. Run XConverter Pro OLM to PST Tool on your Windows PC.

Run XConverter Pro OLM to PST Tool

Step 2. Click, Open >> Email Data Files >> Outlook for Mac OLM Files >> Choose Files or Folders.

choose Outlook for Mac OLM Files

Step 3. Now, you can preview the email content of OLM file.

preview the email content of OLM file

Step 4. In the menu, click on Export and choose PST.

click on Export to convert olm to pst

Step 5. Browse the destination location and click on the Save button.

browse destination and click save to convert OLM to PST

Now, the software will start exporting selected folder from OLM file to PST in few seconds.

Best Features of XConverterPro OLM to PST Tool

  • Simple and Interactive UI: The tool has a user-friendly interface that is easy for everyone to use, whether they are tech-savvy or not. The software is fully automated, automatically detects OLM files, and requires minimal user intervention.
  • Preview of Complete OLM File Items: The OLM to PST Converter Software includes a built-in OLM file viewer. You can preview all mail folders, messages, email formatting, attachments, headers, and essential meta-properties. This allows users to check their data before conversion and save time.
  • Convert All Metadata from OLM to PST: The OLM to PST tool ensures complete data conversion, including emails, attachments, contacts, calendars, tasks, and more. These items can be converted to PST file format with various OLM file folders and subfolders.
  • Free OLM to PST Converter Tool: The demo version of this handy tool can convert the first 10 items from each folder while maintaining the exact hierarchy of the source mailbox folder.
  • Export Selected Emails/Folders: This tool allows you to export only selected folders or messages into your desired file format. You can select the desired folder and convert OLM to PST format with just a few clicks.


Here the blog comes to an end. We discussed in detail how to convert OLM to PST file format. A user can use any of those explained methods. Both methods are workable and tried and tested by experts. However, our findings in both the methods are that the manual solution is only suitable for single or two OLM files, and using more than that leads to OLM file corruption issues. It is suggested to choose an automated solution to export emails from OLM into PST format easily.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is There Any OLM File Size Limitation?

Ans. No, There is no size limit for converting OLM file to PST format.

2. How Much Time Required to Complete the Conversion?

Ans. The total time required to complete the export depends on the number of mail items contacts, calendars, tasks, emails, etc. However, it was tested with large OLM files and it took a few seconds to complete the process.

3. Can Install This Software on Windows 11 OS?

Ans. Yes, this XConverter Pro OLM to PST Tool is compatible with all Windows OS including 11 and all below versions.

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