View PSTs without Outlook with this FREEWARE called Outlook Viewer

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Friday Freebie is here! There are times that you wand to open a PST file and you don’t have Outlook configured and installed on your system. You might have some old PSTs that you have backed up and need to view what’s inside. In this post we’ll have a look at this FREEWARE called Outlook Viewer.

An Outlook PST or OST are very important files in the corporate environments. It carries lots of information, email conversations, contacts etc, so many enterprises are storing those files in archives, employee by employee, so being able to quickly read what’s in the file is important.

In addition, the tool allows you to also convert your emails into eml files that can be imported into other email clients such as Thunderbird etc.

Note: This tool is free for non commercial use. If you want to use it at work, you need a license. In addition, when I tested the conversion utility build and selected a lot of emails (whole inbox since 10 y ears) it shows a nag window every like 30 sec that you have to buy a commercial version. During the time it shows the banner, the conversion stops.

Why Outlook Viewer?

You have a PST file but can’t open it without your Outlook email client? Maybe you’d like to review an old PST file in order to access contact information? Whatever your needs may be, you shoudl know that there are free Outlook Viewers helps you open and view PST and OST files without having Outlook installed on your machine.

This flexible, easy to use viewer features an intuitive interface. Simply select a PST (or OST) file from the file tree and click to view.

  • No need for MS Outlook!
  • View emails and attachments.
  • Easily sort emails by referencing specific fields: name, date, sender, recipient, etc.
  • Generate reports based on your email data with columns like Sender, Subject, To, CC, BCC, Client submit, Delivery, and more!
  • Convert your PST to EML to transfer emails to Mozilla Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, Apple Mail, and other email clients.

Outlook Viewer – How it works?

It cannot be simpler. Just click the button to add your PST and then select the folder which you want to export (if you want to export). If you don’t want to export, and just read the emails you have nothing else to do.

Convert to EML

You can convert all, or only some subfolders. If you have 10 years of emails like me, in a single PST, then it can take a while to convert!!!

Click the EML icon in the menu to start the conversion wizard.

You’ll get a prompt with a choice of the destination (default is My Documents, but I preferred to change).

I should have select only a sub folder -:(….

Source: Cool Utils Outlook Viewer

Final Words

Outlook Viewer freeware works as expected. The small msi package installs smoothly, then the program automatically finds your local PST (if there is one on the system in the default place). If not, you can browse and find the PST/OST manually and then browse (or convert) your emails.

There is also a reporting tool, which I haven’t really find useful, for my testing, but some users might be able to explore this possibility as you have many formats that you can generate reports to.

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