Summary: Outlook is a cross-platform email software that runs on both Windows and Mac OS. However, you can’t view OLM file (Mac Outlook) in Windows Outlook directly and need to convert it to PST first. In this post, we have provided stepwise instructions (manual method) for this conversion. We have also provided an advanced OLM to PST converter software to automate this conversion.
Microsoft Outlook is a top-rated email client application used by many individuals and organizations. It’s available for both Windows and Mac systems. While the UI, functions, and experience are the same in both versions of the application, there are some differences.
For instance, In Outlook 2011 and 2016 for Mac, the mailbox is exported in OLM format. In Windows Outlook, the mailbox is exported in PST file format. So, to view OLM file in Windows, you need to convert OLM to PST. There are two ways to perform this conversion- manual and automated. Below, we have explained both of these. But before we get to that, you need to know the OLM file’s location.
What’s the OLM file location?
The OLM file location depends on your Outlook for Mac version:
Outlook 2011 for Mac-
/Users/<username>/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/Main Identity
Outlook 2016 for Mac-
/Users/<username>/Library/GroupContainers/UBF8T346G9.Office/Outlook/Outlook 15 Profiles/Main Profile
You can view Outlook OLM file in Windows Outlook by using a dummy Gmail account. You can send your OLM emails to the Gmail account and sync the Gmail emails with Windows Outlook. The entire process is explained in the instructions below.
If you want a simple method to view Mac Outlook’s OLM in Windows Outlook, you can use an advanced third-party software program. For instance, you can use Stellar Converter for OLM to view OLM easily. It’s not an OLM viewer tool- it’s more than that.
Stellar Converter for OLM is an advanced software application that can convert Mac Outlook’s data files (OLMs) into Windows Outlook-compatible PSTs. It offers the best solution to view OLM files in Windows Outlook as it’s fast, safe, and easy to use.
The following are some of the top features of Stellar Converter for OLM:
After the file is saved on your system, you can open it on Windows Outlook directly by using Outlook’s Import and Export Wizard. Although you can use Stellar Converter for OLM as an OLM file viewer and as a converter software to convert OLM to PST, MSG, EML, HTML, PDF, and RTF formats.
You may find it challenging to view OLM in Windows Outlook. However, you can use a DIY manual method to access OLM mailbox in Windows Outlook. If you want to simplify the process, you can use Stellar Converter for OLM application to convert OLM to PST safely and directly. You can use this software (Technician edition) to convert OLM to other formats, such as HTML, PDF, EML, etc.
Eric Simson is an Email Platform Consultant and is associated with Stellar Data Recovery from last 6 years. He writes about the latest technology tips and provides custom solutions related to MS Outlook, MS Exchange Server, Office 365, and many other Email Clients & Servers.
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