How to Import Olm into Outlook 2010 without Resorting to Tedious Manual Migration Methods?
When you switch email clients, it is always a trouble to transfer your data from old client to new client. When these two clients are in different computer, the trouble is intensified. And when the two computers run on different OS (Mac and Windows), it gets even more troubling. This is the case with Mac to Windows Outlook migration.
Import Olm into Outlook 2010 Windows Smoothly Very Quickly
Internet is filled with questions like how to import Olm into Outlook 2010. It is also filled with answers; but unfortunately most of those answers are of no use. At the very best, they are suited for rare circumstances but can't be applied generally in all cases.
One method that's mostly recommended is by creating a dummy email account (IMAP) and sync the emails through that. This is the solution that works almost all of the time.
But not so quick. It works, but at what cost? First of all, if your database is big, you need a sturdy internet connection with fast speed and high data usage with no cap. Secondly, you need a lot of time to sync all those emails (first from Mac Outlook to the account...then from the account back to Windows Outlook). Thirdly, even if it works most of the time, the process is slow, tedious, and long. And lastly, in many cases, the migration of emails and the other information snippets (like time and data stamps, folders hierarchy, etc.) isn't complete. Some users even reported that when the migration was over, they noticed that the folders came empty. Such errors are very common in these manual email migration methods.
Not surprising then, importing Olm into Outlook 2010 is a task infamous for its difficult and complexity. But today we will tackled it and offer a solution that might surprise you.
So, let's ask that question one more time.
How to Import Olm File into Outlook 2010?
First of all, that question has the simple and quick answer – you can't import Olm file into Outlook 2010 simply because Outlook 2010 (or any other Outlook Windows version) doesn't support Mac Olm file format. So we have to look for alternative methods.
Another questions frequently put up by beginners is what is an Olm file? It is a file extension (or format) used by Mac Outlook to store content. And in case of Windows Outlook, it is Pst format.
So, the best way to import Olm file into Outlook 2010 is by converting Olm file to Pst file.
You can do so with the help of a third party software capable of picking up small details from Olm file and converting to Pst file.
The best of the best converters is the one called “Olm to Pst Converter Pro”. You can right now download its free trial version from here and see what I mean.
How to use “Olm to Pst Converter Pro”?
After downloading its setup, install it the usual way (through the instructions) and launch it.
You will see a small button labeled “Add Olm”, click on it. A new window appears, go to the location where you have saved Olm file (or files) and select them.
Choose the folders for conversion from the “preview” section.
Wait for few minutes while the tool converts the data and when it's done, you are free to upload/import those Pst files into Outlook 2010.
It's really that simple. Just a couple of clicks and you are done. “Olm to Pst Converter Pro” employs the latest technology and the best design for the interface, making it a tool fit for both newbies and experts.
So now we have cleared up that we can't import Olm into Outlook 2010 directly, but we can convert it into Pst – it's time to address how to import Pst into Outlook 2010.
How to Import Pst into Outlook 2010
It's quiet easy. Open Windows Outlook, go to 'file', go to 'import', click “Import from another program or file”, select .Pst option, select 'replace duplicate items', click 'finish'. This will end up importing all the data from Pst files to your Windows Outlook.
You can give this tool a try here. http://www.olmtopstconverterpro.com/
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