Converting to a new PST file
Posted by Swift Admin, Last modified by Jim Beveridge on 27 October 2015 12:45 AM
Problem: You need to convert messages to their own PST file.
Cause: ePreserver can only convert to the default PST file in Outlook.
Solution: The following list shows a workaround to the problem. This workaround is only recommended for Power Users who are very comfortable with Windows and Outlook administration.
IMPORTANT: Connected Software cannot provide technical support on the instructions below! Use them at your own risk.
  1. Shut down Outlook using File / Exit.
  2. Open Control Panel and open Mail (you may need to switch to "Classic View" to see the choice for Mail.)
  3. You'll see a window with a page that says, "The following profiles are set up on this computer."
  4. Click Add, type in AOL under Profile Name, and click OK.
  5. You'll see a new window titled "E-mail Accounts." Click Next.
  6. Select POP3 and click Next.
  7. Fill in some dummy data and click Next. You don't need a POP3 account to complete this step.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. You'll be back at the page you saw in Step #3. Under "Always use this profile," note the current settings, then select AOL and click Apply.
  10. Start Outlook. You should see your Personal Folders and they should be empty. (Don't worry - your original data is still safe.)
  11. Run ePreserver and convert everything to Outlook. Make sure you click the Settings button in ePreserver and check the box labeled, "Import all messages, even if previously converted."
  12. When ePreserver has finished, go to Outlook, right-click on the Personal Folders folder at the top of the folder list of the left, and choose Properties.
  13. Click Advanced.
  14. Next to Filename, right-click on the text and choose Select All. Right-click again and choose Copy.
  15. From the File menu in Outlook choose Exit.
  16. Go back to the Mail applet in Control Panel.
  17. Under "Always use this profile", select the original setting you noted in Step #9.
  18. Restart Outlook. From the File menu choose Open / Outlook Data File.
  19. Next to "File name:", right-click the box and choose Paste.
  20. Click OK.
  21. Restart Outlook
  22. Your AOL data should now appear in Outlook.


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