Convert Mac Outlook emails, contacts, and calendar to Windows

Convert Mac Outlook emails, contacts, and calendar items to Windows Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is available for both Mac and Windows users. In Mac Outlook, all emails, contacts, calendars, notes, tasks, and other items into OLM file format. On the other hand, Windows Outlook stores all the same data into PST file format. If you need to move Mac Outlook data to Outlook for Windows, you need to convert OLM emails, contacts, and calendar items into Outlook PST file format.

This article will explain you the complete process of exporting Outlook for Mac emails, contacts, and calendar items into Windows Outlook. Let us first understand the reasons for importing Mac Outlook files into Windows Outlook.

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Reasons to export Outlook for Mac files to Outlook for Windows

Given are the reasons to export Mac Outlook mailboxes into Outlook for Windows –

  • No direct method is available to access Outlook for Mac mailboxes into Outlook for Windows.
  • Upgrade or switch OS from Mac to Windows
  • Employees using Mac and Windows systems at different locations
  • Migration from Mac-based organization to Windows-based organization

How to export OLM data to Outlook for Windows?

Here, we provide you two ways to perform the conversion:

  1. A three-step simple method
  2. Using IMAP Email Server

Method 1. Three-step simple process

Step 1. Export OLM emails, contacts and calendars from Mac Outlook

  • Open Outlook for Mac on your Mac machine
  • Click Tools tab
  • Click on Export option to export OLM emails, contacts, and calendar items to OLM archive file.
  • In Export to archive window, mark emails, contacts, and calendars and other items which you want to export like tasks and notes
  • Click the Continue button
  • In Save Archive file (OLM), search Favorites in the left pane.
  • Under Favorites header, click Downloads. This will save OLM archive file in Downloads Folder.
  • Click on Save and all your Outlook for Mac data is exported into OLM file format.
  • Click Finish

Step 2. Convert OLM data to PST file

Microsoft does not offer any method to convert OLM file to PST file in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and other versions. Hence, there is need for professional OLM to PST Converter Tool for the conversion. We recommend Mailvita OLM to PST Converter Software which is the safest and easiest solution to convert all OLM items like emails, contacts, calendars, notes, and tasks to Outlook PST file format. It smoothly perform the conversion without any harm to database. The main attraction of this software is it is useful to use both on Mac and Windows platforms. Having a graphical user interface and self-expressive steps, users can easily operate it with basic computer skills. Without any restrictions for OLM file size, any large OLM file is exported into PST format by the software.

Here are the steps to move Outlook for Mac OLM data to PST file –

  • Install and Launch Mailvita OLM to PST Converter on your Mac or Windows system.
  • Once the software open, click on Add OLM File option and browse OLM file which you have exported in the above step 1 of this post.
  • After adding OLM file, all its data items are displayed in a tree-view. Now mark all messages, mails, contacts, calendars, notes, and tasks to export from OLM file.
  • To choose the destination path, click on the Browse button.
  • In the end, press the Generate button and this will begin exporting OLM emails, contacts, notes, calendars, and tasks into PST file format.

Step 3. Import PST file to Windows Outlook

  • Open MS Outlook email client.
  • Go to File menu
  • Click on Open & Export/li>
  • Click Import/Export
  • In Import/Export wizard, choose Import from another program or file from the list
  • Click Next
  • Click on Browse and add PST file that you want to open.
  • Select any option as per your choice under Option header
  • Click Next
  • Click Import Items into current folder
  • Click Finish

Method 2. Using IMAP Email Server

With this method, you can export Outlook Mac data to Outlook for Windows –

  • Open Windows Outlook on your system
  • Set up an account on IMAP Email server. For instance, you can create any Gmail or Yahoo account
  • Set up IMAP account in Windows Outlook
  • Once the account is set up successfully, transfer Outlook for Mac data items to IMAP mailbox.
  • When OLM items appear in IMAP account, Windows Outlook will download emails from the server.

Which method is best to export Outlook for Mac data to Outlook for Windows?

The second method seems to be easy to use but the truth is only a user with technical knowledge can understand it. Otherwise, this method is very confusing for novice users. Taking about first method, it is very easy to use and ensures 100% safety to data items throughout the conversion task which you can’t get with 2nd method.

Hence, the clear winner is first method where OLM to PST Converter professional solution is used for the conversion. You can clearly see that the software offers several advantages. You can test all features & working efficiency of the software by downloading a free trial version.

Concluding Lines

We hope after reading this article, you can choose the best method to convert OLM data to Windows Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, etc. No matter, both solutions work to complete the conversion but as we have mentioned above that manual method is little tricky and unsafe to use hence we also suggest users to choose professional solution for the conversion. No matter how large file you have, the software export all Mac Outlook OLM file data into Windows Outlook all versions in a hassle-free manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, users can freely load OLM file of Mac Outlook 2011, 2016, and 2019 to export into Windows Outlook all versions.

Yes, of course. The software can be installed easily on any Mac and Windows OS. Users can apply for the license keys as per their requirements.

Yes, users are free to mark desired items like emails, contacts, calendars, notes, & tasks to export from Mac Outlook OLM file into Windows Outlook PST file.

No, absolutely not. You can easily add any size OLM file to export all its items into PST file format.

Yes, all attachments with email messages are completely safe while migrating Outlook for Mac emails to Outlook for Windows.

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