Microsoft Outlook is in use with a broad section of users all over the world, name it, Microsoft Windows users and Apple Mac users. Being one of the top-notch email server providers, Microsoft ensures that users can connect to Exchange from Mac environment as well!!

Outlook for Mac

Because of Apple’s self-contained ecosystem, though you would need everything Apple to become an Apple user properly. And when it comes to integration with other products & services, stretching your legs out of the Apple ecosystem is big trouble. So Microsoft has come up with Outlook for Mac so that Exchange mailboxes are accessible even on Mac systems. Though it is not a replica of Outlook for Windows, it has all the necessary features required for an email client.

Why Do You Need to Convert OLM Files to EML?

Microsoft Outlook for Mac by default saves Outlook data files with OLM file extension. But it is impossible to import or use OLM Outlook files in other email clients when you are moving to a Windows Machine (PC).

It means you cannot use an OLM format file in many email clients widely in use such as Windows Live Mail, Windows 10 Mail, Windows 8 Mail, Windows Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Eudora on Windows, Mac or Linux OS.

Meanwhile, EML is a universally supported file format, and all the email- clients mentioned above supports EML file format. So, to read OLM emails in them, you can convert OLM emails to EML format.

How to Convert OLM Files to EML?

For successful email migration from Outlook for Mac, you need OLM data files and a unique tool for the conversion (OLM to EML). But find & save your OLM Outlook files to an easily accessible location before proceeding any further. To find where the OLM files are saved on your Mac (Apple machine), navigate through the following Locations:

/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/Main Identity/


/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/Main Identity/Data Records

Steps to Convert OLM to EML:

Kernel for OLM to PST converter tool for Windows allows to migrate data of OLM files and save in numerous formats. Using the same software tool, you can convert OLM files to EML.

  1. Launch Kernel for OLM to PST converter tool. Below is the user interface of the tool which is very basic. The interface of Kernel for OLM to PST Converter has four sections. Section 1 (left-pane) where the tool lists the file folders, Section 2 (mid-top) where you can see the content of each folder, Section 3 (mid-bottom) where you can preview the item, Section 4 (right-pane) where you can see a list of file formats available for file conversion/exporting/migration. OLM to PST converter software home screen
  2. Browse the OLM data file clicking the Browse button or search in a specific location. Click Next, Browse OLM file Note: If you need, then you can opt for converting multiple OLM files at a time using the Convert Multiple Files radio button.
  3. The next screen would inform you about the process. Once you have read it, click Finish. Select convert multiple files radio button
  4. Now preview the data before conversion and select the format for saving.
    • You can select the whole data or opt for exporting chosen folders (in Section 1).
    • Upon selecting a folder, the list of items appears (in Section 2).
    • Preview any item (in Section 3) by selecting it (in Section 2).
    • At last, select the format of the output file (in Section 4). Select format of output file Note: For saving, you can select the whole parent folder or children folders individually. Select folder to save
  5. Click Save icon (top-left), select EML file format and click Next. Select EML file option to save
  6. Browse the path where you want to save your converted file. Click OK. Click Finish. Browse path to save EML files
  7. Click OK. OLM to EML file conversion finished You have successfully converted OLM data file to EML file.


Kernel for OLM to PST converter can help you to import OLM files to Outlook 2019, 2016 & 2013 and in many different file formats including EML, Office 365, DBX, MSG, MBOX, IMAP, TXT, RTF & HTML files. After conversion, you can access Outlook for Mac emails in Windows Live Mail.