migrate PST to MSG

Free methods to Convert PST File to MSG file

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In the present scenario, most of the emails clients are struggling to convert PST files to MSG. There are many reasons behind the conversion. But before jumping on to any conclusion let’s have a discussion on what MSG file is.

What all are the major reasons behind the transformation of PST to MSG?

Quick Rundown of PST and MSG file format-

PST file format:  
We all know that Outlook is one of the widely used email clients all over the world. Both PST and MSG file formats are the extensions of Microsoft outlook but both of them differ from each other on various platforms. Outlooks store all its files in the form of PST wherein all your personal information like contacts, appointments, calendar, etc. The main purpose of PST is to store the entire data of Outlook.

MSG File Format:
MSG file is also one of the file formats of MS Outlook. It contains a single email in a single MSG file. Normally an MSG file is just a simple text file which has certain information with the file extension “.msg”. In a nutshell, the MSG file is fully furnished with header information, body, hyperlinks, attachments, if any.

What is the need to Convert PST to MSG?

No one on Earth wants to come out of his comfort zone but there rise certain calamities due to which one has to switch to some other file format. I have listed some of the common reasons to convert PST files to MSG. You can import PST files into Gmail as well.

  • MSG file has a lesser chance to get corrupted.
  • The originality is maintained in the MSG files. The hierarchical structure is also at its original position.
  • ASCII/Binary text represents the header, message body, hyperlinks & attachments.
  • MSG is represented in different tags and subtags. Each subtag provides titled information in eight-digit code.
  • Compatible with both the web-based and mobile-based apps
  • Data storage is also possible in MSG file hence they can be easily shared over the internet.

When you get stuck in the middle and looking for the resolution then probably you are that the right place. Here I will be discussing two ways to come out of such a situation.

Convert PST to MSG in 2 Simple Ways-

Convert PST to MSG manually: This trick resolves your issue rapidly when you have only two to three emails to be converted.

Expert’s technique to convert PST to MSG: this is the automated tool to convert your PST file to MSG when you have the emails in bulk.

The manual method to convert PST to MSG is very simple and easy to execute. You can convert your PST files in just a few clicks. Let’s take a sneak-peak into the manual method.

Method 1

  1. Create a new folder on your desktop
  2. Then, browse to Outlook and select the desired email
  3. Select email and use drag and drop method to move the emails to the newly created folder on the desktop
  4. Keep repeating the 3rd step again and again until and unless you have shifted the required messages in the particular folder
  5. Once done, do the right click on that folder and select Send to “Compressed (Zipped) folder
  6. Now you can compose a new mail and share your converted Zipped Folder with attachments

This was the manual method. Though it is very simple you should have lots of time to move a message one by one. This method is suitable for those who have to convert the only a couple of emails else for the bulk mail conversion you have to opt for the expert’s techniques for conversion.  When it comes to the expert’s techniques then Cigati PST to MSG converter is the best tool to convert your file in many formats.

Some of its salient features are:
  • It comes with the Advance search Option
  • Facilitates batch conversion of files
  • Enables you to remove the PST file which is accidentally added in the conversion list
  • It also has the Date range feature which allows the client to convert the data of any specific date
  • Folder hierarchy is also maintained in the converted MSG files
  • It can convert PST to PDF files also.

Method 2-Expert’s Technique to Convert PST to MSG:

  1. Download and Launch the Cigati PST File Exporter
  2. Then click on Add Files and choose the PST file that you want to export
  3. To save the files click on Save as MSG and click on Convert
  4. Else, select Save as Other Formats and click Convert
  5. If you want to filter your data by date then click on Date Filter and specify the dates.
  6. Now go to Choose Output Option and select the file format in which you want to save the date and then click on Apply
  7. In case you want to export your files directly to any other email account like Gmail or Yahoo, then click on Next and then Click on Single-mode
  8. Now select Inbox or Sent file system and select the preferred email client from the drop-down menu and click on Convert
  9. Now give your credentials and Log in
  10. Wait till the application converts & exports your data.

If in case manual procedure doesn’t work to export from PST to MSG format then you should try the expert’s technique.  In the expert’s technique client have to choose Cigati PST to MSG converter and all your Outlook messages will be securely saved in the MSG format. This tool is armed with advanced features that enable the client to do the batch conversion in no time. This software is designed in such a way that it maintains the integrity of your data. We call it a bumper pack. Try our free version you would definitely go for the paid version post-trial.