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Importing pst.files to Mac outlook from PC

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locolobo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 17, 2011 5:41 AM
I have all my outlook messages from my previous PC windows outlook stored as pst files on a cd, but seem unable to upload/import them to my outlook for Mac (the version is office:mac 2011).The windows outlook version used on my former PC was updated to the newest version in 2010. As I understand, the windows and Mac outlook version should therefore be compatible and I should be able to import the pst files to my Mac Outlook, however, when I attempt this a new empty folder appears in my Mc outlook but my old mails are nowhere to be seen.

Would appreciate any guidance, as I urgently need to access these files. Cheers.
Macbook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.4), n/a
  • JWAFrances Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 10:22 AM (in response to locolobo)
    Hi - Sorry I can't help(!) I have a 3Gb .pst folder which O/lk Mac 2011 isn't interested in opening. It simply turns O/lk into "program not responding"

    Did you come up with a solution?
    iMac 27" 5750 2.93 8Gb, Am in the throes of leaving PC after 23 yrs, so LOTS to learn!!
  • Michaelworks Level 3 Level 3 (695 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 10:25 AM (in response to JWAFrances)
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  • pjb2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 4:16 PM (in response to locolobo)
    Hi Jan - did you manage to solve the problem?

    Regards
    Penny
    Macbook Pro 15.4", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • pjb2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 4:28 PM (in response to JWAFrances)
    Hi there
    If it helps you at all, I spent 4 days last week on new Macbook Pro trying to solve the same problem. The Outlook 2007 pst file (1 GB) from my old PC would not transfer into the Outlook 2011 for Mac. I spoke with Microsoft Tech Help several times also.

    My problem seemed to be emails that were originally created in Outlook Express and then moved into Outlook 2007. None of these emails would transfer, only the folders.

    SOLUTION

    1. Purchased a copy of Emailchemy from weirdkid.com (advised on outlook help for mac site)
    2. Convert the outlook.pst file to a MS entourage archive file (.rge).
    3. Imported the rge file into Outlook for Mac 2011 and it should work. I tried to convert the pst file to mbox format at first, but this did not work either.

    The Microsoft techs were very helpful and followed up with a phone call a number of times. They did mention that some users were having issues with converting pst files into Outlook 2011 for Mac.

    If you want to save yourself some time, follow the above procedure. I dont work for emailchemy so I can say that the program worked perfectly.

    Best of luck
    Macbook Pro 15.4", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • admin503 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 4:50 AM (in response to locolobo)

    Hi Friends,

     

    Very new here but have experienced of both Outlook (Windows and Mac). Outlook 2011 for mac has the option to import Windows Outlook pst file. Apply the following steps and you will able to see your windows pst file data into mac outlook:

     

    1. On the Outlook for Mac File menu, click Import.
    2. Click Outlook Data File, and then click the right arrow.
    3. Select Outlook for Windows Data File, and then click the right arrow.
    4. Locate the data file on your computer, and then click Import.
    5. When the import process is complete, click Done.
  • Blugirl13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:36 PM (in response to locolobo)

    Does anyone know if there's a way to import from PST into a different folder in Outlook 2011?  We have a user that keeps hitting their quota in their webmail account.  To archive what they currently have, I setup Outlook 2010 on a PC to download it via POP it into a PST.  I had hoped to simply open the PST file in Outlook 2011 on the Mac...but since I can only import, not open the PST, I'm concerned that we'll be back at square one since we're trying to use IMAP to keep their webmail, Mac & iPhone synced.

  • Blugirl13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:48 PM (in response to locolobo)

    Oh...almost forgot...

     

    I also read that you can't import a PST without having an Exchange account setup in Outlook 2011...?  Does it have to be Exchange?  Or will a webmail account do?

  • devidmartin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 28, 2013 6:07 AM (in response to locolobo)

    Yes locolobo not harder to import .pst files to Mac outlook from PC you can convert all Outlook emails into .EML files with the help of Windows based PST to EML converter. After that you can apply simple and secure drag-n-drop method to import PST file emails into Mac Outlook.  Software also keeps emails properties, attachments and header part after conversion method. Yet it’s not free but reliable solution to execute Outlook conversion into EML, MSG, PDF and VCF file formats. Also provide beneficial option to print PST to PDF with attachments to store data in hard copy.

     

    Actual Source- http://outlookpsttoemlconverter.escortssecurity.in/

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