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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 too support them, like those which use Microsoft Messaging Applications Programming Interface (MAPI). On the other hand, 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. In the present blog, we are going to discuss different methods to convert MSG files to Outlook PST files.
The reasons for converting MSG to PST are listed below:
Though there are manual methods to convert MSG files to PST, we recommend them only when there are just a few emails that you need to convert. When the number of emails you need to convert is hundreds or above, you certainly need a third-party tool to convert multiple MSG files into PST files in a batch. Latter is not only easy but also less time-consuming. Also, it offers complete accuracy and retention of original properties.
Follow the steps given below to drag and drop emails:
This method will prove helpful only when only a few MSG files can be converted to PST files; otherwise, it would be a hectic process. Follow the steps given below:
There are various third-party tools available to convert MSG files to PST files. Just choose an authentic and safe tool for the purpose.
In the present blog, we have tried to make you understand the difference between MSG and PST files and have discussed the need to convert MSG files to PST files and the methods to do so. 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. It helps you to easily recover entire data like emails, attachments, tasks, calendar, contacts, notes, journals, etc., from inaccessible, corrupt, broken PST files and helps you recover even deleted emails and attachments. It recovers password-protected or severely corrupt PST files also. It has the option to save your recovered files in any format of your choice, like DBX, MBOX, EML, MSG, TXT, RTF, HTML, etc.