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MSG is a file format introduced by Microsoft in 2003, parallel to the introduction of Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Outlook, with the primary purpose of allowing Outlook users to store and share messages. An MSG consists of the complete information like the Subject, To, From, Time, Date, etc., of an email message. MSG files are mainly used by Outlook, but other programs also support them, like those which use Microsoft Messaging Applications Programming Interface (MAPI). On the other hand, an Outlook PST file consists of all the items like all the email message folders, contacts, tasks, calendar, etc. So when a user needs all the emails and other items of Outlook, he needs to convert all the MSG files to PST files. Also, it is quite difficult to manage multiple MSG files, so users prefer the PST file format, where they can find all the items rather than just a single one.
Here, in this blog, you will get to know why we need to convert MSG files to PST format and different methods to convert MSG to PST.
There are several reasons to convert MSG files to PST Outlook. Some of them are listed below:
There are two simple manual methods to convert MSG files to PST format. For your ease, we are providing the steps of each method so that you can quickly convert MSG to PST.
Follow the steps given below to drag and drop emails:
You can use this method if you only need to convert a few MSG files to PST format. Follow the steps given below:
These two methods are handy in MSG to PST conversion, but there are some limitations with these methods, which you must be aware of. Some of them are:
In the present blog, we have tried to make you understand the difference between MSG and PST files and have discussed why to convert MSG to PST and the methods for converting MSG files to Outlook PST format. As discussed in the introduction, the Outlook PST file consists of all the items of Outlook. For various reasons like virus attacks, malware attacks, or the bulky size of the PST file, the latter gets corrupt, and you may end up with inaccessibility to your emails, contacts, tasks, etc. Kernel Outlook PST Repair is a panacea to almost all kinds of issues related to PST files.
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