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Transfer your AOL e-mail, address book and favorite places

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You are using a Mac, iPad or iPhone: ePreserver does not work on these devices. If you want to convert Windows AOL to the Mac, run ePreserver in Windows.
ePreserver is the simplest way to:

  • Copy your AOL mail and contacts to Outlook or Gmail.
  • Convert your AOL favorites to Internet Explorer.
  • Export your AOL data from Windows to the Mac.

With ePreserver, we guarantee you can do all this and more with just Five Clicks!

That's all it takes to migrate your AOL e-mail, folders, address book and favorite places to Outlook, Gmail, or even the Mac!

ePreserver supports AOL 9.x, AOL Desktop and AOL webmail. See the Requirements tab below for details.

AOL Gold Users

When running ePreserver, AOL Gold users should choose "www.aol.com" as the source format. ePreserver cannot read messages saved on your PC in AOL Gold, but ePreserver CAN read email from www.aol.com. ePreserver can also read your old PFC file from versions of AOL before AOL Gold.

As featured in:  Convert PFC / Convert AOL

Download and use for free!

No 1:1 technical support is provided for this free software.

See knowledgebase


Convert your AOL e-mail, folders, address book and favorite places using ePreserver is easy. Your original information in AOL will not be changed in any way. If you use AOL 8, 9 or 10, ePreserver works even if you've already left AOL! AOL Gold users should read the section above titled "AOL Gold Users".

Customers often tell us, "I can't believe that it worked!" ePreserver has appeared in articles by PC Magazine, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Tribune, Google Answers, Mr. Modem, and Data Doctors.

  • Automatically finds your AOL PFC file (Personal Filing Cabinet) and your new email application.
  • Supports multiple screen names.
  • Converts all address book fields, including distribution lists.
  • Copies your information even if you are no longer a member of AOL.
  • Maintains filing cabinet folder structure.
  • Converts HTML email, text email, attachments, and all headers.
  • Easy for beginners.


ePreserver requires Windows Logo Windows 10 / 7 / 8.1 / XP / Vista.

The applications and formats supported by ePreserver are shown below. You must still be a member of AOL or CompuServe to convert your email from "Email Saved on AOL or CompuServe."

You can convert FROM these formats
Product Address Book Email Saved on My PC Email Saved on AOL or CompuServe Favorites
AOL 4-9.8
AOL 10.x -
AOL Gold choose www.aol.com instead
www.aol.com (in your browser) n/a n/a
AOL Desktop 10 -
PFC file
"Organize" directory

You can convert TO these formats
Product Address Book Email
HTML files
Microsoft Outlook 2003-2016
(32-bit only. 64-bit Outlook is not supported.)
Thunderbird See article

Favorites are normally converted to Internet Explorer, unless you are converting to the Mac. You can convert favorites to Firefox or Opera by first converting to Internet Explorer, then telling Firefox or Opera to import favorites from Internet Explorer.


This software is free to use in personal and commercial environments, but it may not be resold.


How do I transfer my AOL information to a new computer?
See our knowledgebase article on how to do this. However, ePreserver does not allow you to use your filing cabinet with AOL on the new computer.
Can I use ePreserver if I read AOL email in my browser at www.aol.com?
Yes. The only limitation is that distribution lists will not be converted from your address book.
Do I still need to be a member of AOL to run ePreserver?
Not necessarily. As long as you still have AOL installed, or you have a copy of your Organize directory, ePreserver will still work. If ePreserver asks you for your screen name, just click Cancel.
Will my original AOL data be affected (in other words, does ePreserver move or copy the data)?
ePreserver copies your AOL filing cabinet, so no change is made to any of your AOL data.
Do I need to have AOL installed to use ePreserver?
No, you do not need AOL installed. ePreserver can convert PFC files and can convert email from www.aol.com even if you do not have AOL installed.
Is technical support available if I have a question?
There is a knowledgebase of common problems but no other support is offered since this software is free.


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