Did you know you can download the online content of all the Google services to a file that you can keep as a backup?
Google Downloaded file in Outlook Windows
The format for the file Google lets you download depends on the service for which the data is associated with. For instance, Android device configuration service is archived into an HTML format, Contacts to a vCard format, Google input tools to a JSON format, Handsfree payment transaction data to a CSV format, and Gmail data to an MBOX format.
Problem with MBOX format of Gmail Messages
Most of these formats are standard formats that work with most software programs that allow opening and editing those files. For example, CSV format is a simple comma separated Values text file that can be opened using any text editor or even Excel.
But today we are discussing about a file that is otherwise a standard file as well but is not supported by Outlook Windows – MBOX format.
If you want to archive and download all your emails from Gmail to an MBOX file, you can do so easily, but then you cannot use that file with your Outlook Windows or even Mac version. MBOX is easily accepted by clients like Thunderbird and Mac Mail, but not Outlook.
So, what’s the solution for that?
The most approachable strategy is to convert it to a format that Outlook can accept as an import file, which is PST.
PST is a native and data file format used by Outlook Windows, and it also works within Mac Outlook environment for importing purposes. By converting Google MBOX file to Outlook (PST), you can then view your Gmail data and even edit the file easily.
How to Convert Google Downloaded MBOX to PST?
We recommend using a professional file converter to this. Unfortunately, there is no manual way to simply convert MBOX to PST, such as by renaming the suffixes from *.mbox to *.pst at the end of the file’s name. A professional program is essential to convert the format accurately and without losing the data integrity. Such a program extracts information and restructures them to a new PST format while keeping the hierarchy, metadata, and other information intact.
One tool that does this the best is “Mail Extractor Pro” from USL Software, built with exceptional algorithms for data processing, and has a very basic UI.
Try it to get Google Downloaded file in Outlook Windows
“Mail Extractor Pro” is a Mac based application, so if you want to use PST in Windows Outlook, all you need to do is copy the converted files back to your PC. But the benefit of converting Google MBOX to PST as compared to other formats is that PST is also compatible in your Mac Outlook.
- It has a “split large PST file” feature that doesn’t let the file become too large
- Manual folder selection feature lets you de-select the folders that are not necessary for migration
- The tool features calibrated mechanism to keep folder hierarchy, Unicode content, headers, metadata, and graphical content safe
- It works quickly, even if the MBOX file is too large
- You can also work with multiple MBOX files in a bulk and convert them to PST in a single attempt. No need to convert one file at a time.
- “Mail Extractor Pro” also lets you convert Apple mail and Thunderbird Profile database directly and also has EML to PST conversion feature.
You can try out the tool by clicking the download link below. Just install and get started with a free trial version to see how everything works and how all the features provide you the value.
Download link: https://www.mailextractorpro.com/download-now/
For commercial purposes, the tool is available with various licensing options that you can pick from to meet your specific needs. There is a technical support team 24 x 7 to take up any of your queries, or even lend you a hand via TeamViewer (good for IT professionals tasked with large migration scale).