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Steps to Convert MBOX Files to PST, EML or MSG using SysTools® MBOX Converter!

Posted In Office tools, Utilities - By Techtiplib on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 With No Comments »

Download and install SysTools® MBOX Converter from the website mentioned.

Download: SysTools® MBOX to PST Converter

Then to run the tool follows the path as:

Start >> All Programs >> SysTools® MBOX Converter >> SysTools® MBOX Converter

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Step 1: Open MBOX File- Launch the tool on the Win OS used and get the first screen as shown below with the option to Add File. Click Open File to Add File or Folder to start the MBOX file scanning process.

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Step 2: Add File or Folder – Get the option to Add MBOX file or folder with MBOX files selecting the ‘File’ or Folder option. Once confirmed with the choice go to browse the file from the location it is saved. Once a file location is shown then Click on Add option.

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Step 3: Scan MBOX File- Get the message of instant MBOX file scanning done by the tool. Click OK to proceed

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Step 4: Normal View by Email- Tool generate the preview of MBOX emails and to view the email body click on the Normal View as highlighted in the screen below.

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Step 5: Attachment View- To view the attachment from the MBOX file stored emails, click on the attachment view tab and preview entire email attachments. If the attachments belong to the file formats like PDF, DOC/DOCX, PPT/PPTX, XLS/XLSX and other image formats etc. then get the preview along with.

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Step 6: Switch Email View- For easiness of convenient view, users can switch the email preview into two modes as Horizontal and Vertical view as highlighted in the screen below.

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Step 7: Export MBOX Emails- To export single email, right click on the email and select export option, otherwise select the folder and repeat the action. Get the window with the Export options, make the relevant choice and confirm the export process.

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Step 8: Export MBOX file – Go to the highlighted region in the screen below to get complete MBOX file conversion at one click.

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Step 9: Confirm Export Options- Among the multiple options provide to customize MBOX conversion, choose the relevant ones needed: User can also select the MBOX folder to export it to the destination using the option to Select Folder as highlighted in the screen.

  • MBOX to PST- For MBOX to PST conversion, check the option as PST and fill the customization checking the provision to create separate PST per MBOX file or create single PST for selected MBOX files
  • MBOX to EML – For MBOX to EML conversion check the option as EML and get it done
  • MBOX to MSG- For MBOX to MSG conversion check the option as MSG
    • If MBOX to EML or MBOX to MSG option is selected, the naming convention option will be activated. Name the file accordingly for easy data management after conversion.
    • Browse location to Save MBOX- User can choose any location connected to the PC to save the converted MBOX data.

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Export MBOX- Confirm file format to convert MBOX and also customize the export options before Exporting MBOX file to PST, EML or MSG. Once all the pre-export process are done go to Export option.

Step 10: Successful MBOX export process will give the pop up message, click OK to conclude the MBOX conversion process. 

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Step 11: View report of the MBOX conversion process generated by the software once the process is concluded. Click on Save option to store the report for future reference, or just go Cancel

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Step 12: After MBOX to PST conversion process, to import the PST file to Outlook, launch MS Outlook, Go to File >> Open >> Outlook Data File then browse PST from the location it is saved and import.

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