Just like OST, PST is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook. It is also known as Outlook Personal Information Store File, and is used for storing personal information used by Microsoft Outlook and Exchange; includes e-mail folders, contacts, addresses, and other data. PST files can be viewed with special applications (Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Outlook Express) but not every use has them on his or her computer. Most people prefer to back up PST emails as TXT files. TXT can be opened on every pc and the file size if usually very humble.
If you choose to convert PST to Text try Total Outlook Converter by CoolUtils. Total Outlook Converter is a specialized email converter designed to convert OST, Outlook and PST to Text, DOC (WORD), PDF, HTML, XHTML, TIFF, JPEG, and EML. This program has numerous advantages:
PST files can be very large in size. Unlike other email converters, Total Outlook Converter can easily process them.
It allows to add your watermarks when converting emails (your company name or confidential note)
It has intuitive graphic user interface making it easy to master the program even for beginners
It can be run via command line.
All you need to do to save PST file as text is:
Download Total Outlook Converter. CoolUtils offers everyone to try the PST converter for free. Download a free 30-day trial version and enjoy the program for 1 month at no charge!
Install Total Outlook Converter. Simply follow the instructions of the setup wizard.
Launch Total Outlook Converter. Use Total Outlook Converter from the command line interface in Windows or launch it from the desktop icon as usual.
Select PST files for conversion. Total Outlook Converter automatically creates a list of available PST files.
Check the emails or folders that you want to convert to TXT. Click "Start!" to proceed with default settings.