GroupWise is a platform powered by Novell, which offers
messaging and collaboration. It allows you to send emails, set calendars,
manage personal information, send instant messages, manage documents, maintain
contact details, etc. It offers almost all features similar to Outlook. Other
than this, it also comprises desktop client software for all major operating
systems such as Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Its latest version ‘GroupWise
2014 R2’ is much advanced than its previous ones.
Although it offers advanced and reliable features, you still might require converting GroupWise Archive Mailboxes into Outlook PST, Exchange, and Office 365 without using GroupWise server. Typically, this can happen when you are moving to another machine which isn’t connected to the GroupWise server, or switching jobs, or need to access an old mailbox which doesn’t exist on the GroupWise server anymore.
There are several ways to perform this conversion, both manual and software-based. To access GroupWise Archive Mailboxes through Outlook you are required to convert GroupWise mailbox into PST format.
Migrate GroupWise Archives
open GroupWise mail in Outlook, you have to follow two major steps, which are
- Create GroupWise Archive Directory or archive emails of GroupWise
- Download GroupWise unlimited mailboxes/archives in Microsoft Outlook.
Creating Archive Directory within the GroupWise email
Follow these steps to create an archive directory
within GroupWise email client:
- Login to your
- Go to Tools -> Options
- Select the Environment option
- In the Environment
interface, go to ‘File Location.’
- In ‘Archive Directory’ box, type in the
location of the file, or type in the desired name
- Then, a pop-up,
i.e., ‘Do you want to create the directory’ will appear on the screen, Select ‘Yes.’
- Select ‘No’ for the next pop up, i.e. ‘Do you
want to move the contents of your existing archive.’
- Then click OK from
the dialogue box to close the window.
access emails in MS Outlook, you are advised to archive GroupWise emails using
Archive directory. It makes the process easy and simple. Follow the steps given
below to archive emails in GroupWise mailbox:
- Login to your GroupWise email client
- Make sure that you do have an Archive Directory, and visit the mailbox
- Select the email you want to move to archive from a single mailbox or multiple folders
- And then, choose ‘Move to Archive’ option
your selected emails are archived. This procedure is quite simple in case of
moving a single email, but if you require moving more than one mail, this
process can be a bit slow and can take a few minutes. To verify whether the
emails are transferred to archive or not, you can go to File menu, Open the archive,
and view the emails to make sure that your mails are transferred.
Downloading GroupWise Inbox emails in Outlook
second major step for accessing the mails in Outlook is to download GroupWise
inbox emails. It can be done by following the manuals steps listed below:
- Open GroupWise located under ‘Microsoft AD
- In Inbox, visit ‘New Folder (GW Archives)’
- Go to menu, and click File -> Open ->
- From Import and Export Wizard, select the
action ‘Import from another program or file’ followed by a click on the Next
- In the ‘Import a File’ section, where it is
asked to ‘Select file type to import from’ you have to choose ‘Outlook Data
File (.PST)’ and click on the Next tab
- In the ‘Import Personal Folders’ section,
give a name by which the PST file should be saved, check the option ‘Do not
import duplicates,’ and then click on the Next tab
- After that, in ‘Import Outlook Data File’
you need to check the ‘Include subfolders’ box, select ‘Import items into the
same folder,’ and click on the Finish tab
following the above steps, your GroupWise archived emails will be downloaded in
Outlook and will be ready to open without using GroupWise server.
Prefer an easier
If you find the steps mentioned above technical and lengthy,
and are looking for an easier way out, consider using a specialized GroupWise
to PST converter software application. Such an application not only makes the
process much faster but also eliminates the risk of data loss during the conversion
We recommend using Stellar Converter for GroupWise for performing the conversion. The application allows you to export all mailbox items like emails, contact, address book, attachments, calendars, documents, etc. to PST format. The Technician edition of the software also directly exports GroupWise mailbox to Office 365. Powered by advanced conversion algorithms and equipped with an easy-to-use GUI, this product is sure to solve all your conversion problems in a few clicks.
GroupWise email conversion involves very easy steps, but you should be very careful while performing these. One wrong step could lead to the permanent loss of your precious data. That is why, instead of using these manual methods, people tend to use reliable automated tools for conversion. It involves less risk of losing your data. There are plenty of software available online for data conversion to Outlook, Exchange, or Office 365. But while using these tools, make sure to choose the right and trustworthy tool. You should also be having some basic technical knowledge to carry out migration without any risk.