How to Backup Hotmail Data & Save Them into Different File Formats

Here is a detailed step by step DIY guide on how to use the software and export your Hotmail data.

Cigati Hotmail backup software offers you option to easily backup your Hotmail account emails to your local computer in multiple file formats like PST, EML, EMLX, MBOX, MSG, HTML, MHT, PDF and TXT. Plus it also provides the option to export your data into different other email clients like Gmail, IMAP, Yahoo, Outlook, Zimbra and Thunderbird.

Key Features of Cigati Hotmail backup software

  • Let you save emails into PST, EML, EMLX, MBOX, MSG, HTML, MHT, PDF and TXT file formats.
  • Supports all versions of windows(2000/2003/XP/2007/2008/8.1/2012/2016).
  • Lets you download a backup of selective contacts, months, subject name etc.
  • Can migrate emails to different cloud server accounts like Gmail, IMAP, Yahoo, Outlook, Zimbra and Thunderbird.
  • Create log files
  • Feature to pause and restart migration as per your need.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Provides complete backup without losing data integrity.

Updating the Software

There is no need to update the software as the tool has been designed in such a way that it gets updated automatically. However, if you want to know the details on various updates, you can check out our NEWS section.

How to Save Your Hotmail Data into Different File Formats

Here is a step by step guide on how to save your Hotmail emails into PST, EML, EMLX, MBOX, MSG, HTML, MHT, PDF and TXT file formats.


Step 01: First download and install the Hotmail Backup Tool. After that, we have to enter the credentials of our Hotmail Account and click on the Login button.

Yahoo Backup Tool

Step 02: Now, select the File Format in which we want to save the Hotmail Backup Files.


Step 03: Browse the Folder from Hotmail Account which you want to convert.


Step 04: Now select the Date Range feature if you want to filter any emails and can use the Name Conventions Option to Rename the File. Once its completed, click on Next Button.


Step 05: Now the software will start the saving process and the progress will be displayed in the bar.


Step 06: Once the whole saving process will complete, a confirmation message will be displayed on your screen.


For Emails


Step 07: Loginto your Hotmail account.


Step 08: After that, we need to select the Email Client in which you want to move Hotmail Files.


Step 09: Enter the login credentials of that Email account.


Step 10: After the whole saving processgets completed, you will be able to see Hotmail files on the respective email client.


Step 11: Log out from the Hotmail Email backup.


Step 12: Now close the application by clicking on the cross on the top right corner.

Installation & Uninstallation

Cigati Hotmail Backup Software

  • New & enhanced GUI.
  • Export emails from Hotmail to Gmail.
  • Save Hotmail emails in MBOX file format.

Demo Version

The demo version of this software allows users to preview all of their files and data stored in OST files. However, to save the files in your system users need to purchase the full version

Purchasing the Full Version

Users can easily purchase the full version of the software which includes all the features mentioned in it. The software licenses are distributed in three categories so choose the best suited license:

Single User

Single user license is the type of license which is suggested for one person / user to use the software for non-commercial purpose. The single user license or personal license is intended for home users and designed for non-commercial purpose only. Single license user can install the software on one or two systems at any given time.


The Administrator license has been designed for users who want to use the application in a corporate, business, academic or in a government environment. In layman terms, the given license has been designed to be used at multiple computers within a single geographical location. The Administrator license will be assigned in the organization name provided at the time of purchase.


The Technician license is intended for users / technicians and corporations who have clients or offices all around the world. The license will be issued under the organization’s name and can be used on multiple systems at multiple locations. The license in non-transferable and gives you permission of unlimited data recovery.

Software Support

For any technical assistance or queries shoot us your question at or you can even contact our software support team available 24x7 at your service.

User Interface

Cigati Hotmail Backup Software has been developed with an easy to use GUI, making it a cake walk even for a novice user to migrate their data without any technical assistance.

software interface


When you download & launch the Yahoo Email Backup Wizard, you will find the following interface and Menus:

Add Files: Use this button to add Yahoo emails from your system.

Add Folders: Use the Add Folders button to add folders containing Yahoo files.

Remove Files: Use the Remove Files button to remove selected Yahoo files.

Remove All: Use this button to remove all the selected Yahoo emails from the software.

Export: Use this menu to export the selected data into a different file format.

Close: To close the software click on Close button.