How to view outlook files

Posted on 2007-11-20
Last Modified: 2008-02-09
I've MS outlook (*.PST) file and size of said file is 3GB and it belongs to my old email backup. Now I want to see those emails on need basis BUT I don't want to add above PST file with my existig MS outlook. now my question is, is there any other software available to view these emails.

Question by:chjamil
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Hi chjamil,

Just wondering why you don't want to open this PST using Outlook? To my knowledge there's no other way, but if there was I wouldn't personally trust it. Is there some other issue preventing you from opening the PST in Outlook that we can try to resolve instead?


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Try to look at

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You can open the .pst file in Outlook, pick out/read what you want and then close the .pst. Nothing is imported automatically, it's just like opening and closing a document.
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Hello chjamil,

In Outlook, go to File > New > Personal Folders File (.pst).  Navigate to to the PST file and open it.  The personal folder opened will be separate from the existing personal folder.

Hope this helps!

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