Microsoft Outlook is widely utilized by a diverse global user base, encompassing both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac users. As a leading email server provider, Microsoft guarantees seamless connectivity to Exchange from the Mac platform.

Outlook for Mac

Due to Apple's self-contained ecosystem, to fully embrace the Apple experience, you'll need to invest in their entire product lineup. However, venturing outside this ecosystem for integration with other products and services can be quite challenging. Recognizing this, Microsoft introduced Outlook for Mac, ensuring that Exchange mailboxes can be seamlessly accessed on Mac systems. While it may not be an exact replica of Outlook for Windows, it offers all the essential features needed for an email client.

Why Do You Need to Convert OLM Files to EML?

By default, Microsoft Outlook for Mac utilizes the OLM file format to store its data. However, transferring OLM Outlook files to a Windows-based PC poses a challenge, as they cannot be imported or utilized in other email clients.

This implies that an OLM format file cannot be utilized in several commonly used email clients, including Windows Live Mail, Windows 10 Mail, Windows 8 Mail, Windows Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Eudora, irrespective of whether you're operating on Windows, Mac, or Linux OS.

At the same time, it's worth noting that EML is a universally recognized file format, compatible with all the aforementioned email clients. Therefore, if you wish to view OLM emails in any of them, you'll need to convert them to the EML format.

How to Convert OLM Files to EML?

To successfully migrate your emails from Outlook for Mac, you'll require OLM data files and a specialized conversion tool (OLM to EML). However, it's essential to first locate and store your OLM Outlook files in a readily accessible location before proceeding. To discover the location of your OLM files on your Apple Mac machine, follow these steps:

/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:

The Windows-based Kernel for OLM to PST converter tool enables seamless migration of data from OLM files, offering the flexibility to save it in various formats. With this versatile software, you can effortlessly transform OLM files into EML format as well.

  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.