Updated on December 18th, 2020
MS Outlook is widely used around the world. Outlook itself has its own file extensions, each with unique properties. For example:
Okay! Let’s know some common issues and requirements due to which the user needs to migrate MSG Files. In MSG files users find some common issues like no internet connection, data loss, etc. So, let’s discuss various MSG file conversion needs to Import MSG to PST.
MS Outlook is the trending email client used in offices. Despite this, both PST and MSG being the file extensions of Outlook, MSG files lack in some properties. Unlike PST, MSG files are not suitable for bulk conversions. PST is an Offline Storage Table, so imported data can be used as a backup in extreme cases.
At this moment, you all will know the reasons to migrate MSG files; we are now going to discuss the steps to convert MSG files to PST file extension.
I have discussed here the manual techniques that the users can use for the migration of MSG files.
Method 1. Drag and Drop MSG files to MSG folder in Outlook
Method 2. Copy And Paste the MSG files to Outlook PST
Limitation to Convert MSG to PST manually
If a user wants to perform a bulk conversion, then he or she can import all .msg files with attachments into a single .pst file. To save each msg file with attachments into different PST files the user must use a professional tool recommended by experts. Selecting each MSG file and then importing it is a much hectic and time-consuming task.
Note: Some things to keep in mind regarding the manual techniques are
If a user finds it difficult to import MSG files via manual approach, then he/she can opt for automated tools. One such utility MSG File Converter is highly recommended, to convert msg files into various file formats. The utility aims in MSG file conversions to various formats, compatible with most versions of Windows OS/MS Outlook, and allows sorting emails via date-range.
Let’s take a brief look at some of the interesting features of the tool.
This is a simple tool with easy to use GUI.
So, if you want to use this utility, you can follow the steps given below to Import Outlook MSG emails into Outlook PST format.
Step 1. Launch the SysInfoTools MSG Converter Tool press on the add file button.
Step 2. Add the MSG files or folders that you wish to add.
Step 3. Now choose the file format that you wish to save the MSG files into. In this case, select the PST file format.
Step 4. Wait until the process of conversion is complete.
Step 5. Finally, Click on OK after the successful completion of MSG to PST conversion.
You can also know the working of this utility in this video:
To Sum Up
In this technical blog, I have discussed all the manual and professional methods that are required to import MSG to PST. I have also listed the disadvantages users might face while following the manual method. Experts suggest that users must use an appropriate tool for safe data conversion and to maintain data integrity. I hope you find this blog useful!!
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About The Author:
I'm a content writer in the field of Email Migration, Data Recovery, Email backup, and File Management. I started this writing career two years back. I think the vast range of information in this industry is the reason I am so fascinated to read about the newer techniques and technology.