How to Open Outlook Data File without MS Outlook ?

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Rollins Duke   
Published: May 10th, 2024 • 4 Min Read

Many users are unable to open Outlook data file i.e. OST (Offline Storage Table) and PST (Personal Storage Table). If you want to know the technique to open Outlook data files without Outlook then you have landed on the right web page. After reading this blog post, you will get the perfect solution for solving these queries.

  • How to Open Offline Storage Table?
  • How to Open Personal Storage Table?

Open Personal Storage Table without Outlook

BitRecover PST Viewer is an excellent software that supports opening Outlook data files without Outlook. The tool supports Personal Storage Table files of Microsoft Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, etc. It supports both ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and Unicode files. This utility is compatible to open Outlook data files inclusive of Attachments, Email Serial Number, Subject, From, To, Cc, Email Folders, Contacts, Calendars, Journals, Notes, etc. Using this product, users can open Outlook data files on Mac Machine also.

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Benefits

  1. 100% freeware software to open Outlook data files.
  2. Open large size Outlook (Personal Storage Table) files without limitation.
  3. Compatible with all the latest MS Windows and macOS computers.
  4. No MS Outlook installation needed to open Outlook data files.

Open Outlook Data File OST without Outlook

BitRecover OST Viewer is a well-suitable program to open Outlook data file OST files without Microsoft Outlook.  The tool is specially created to open both Unicode and ANSI OST Outlook data files. It is authorized software to open Outlook OST data files of Microsoft Outlook as well as Exchange Server. This application allows opening Outlook data OST files inclusive of complete information like Emails, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, Notes, Journals, etc. It also previews all email components and attributes of the Microsoft Outlook data file.

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Highlights

  1. The tool is available 100% free of cost without hidden charges.
  2. There is no size limitation to open Outlook OST data files.
  3. It supports all the latest Mac OS X and Windows OS editions.
  4. This application works without Outlook and Exchange Server configuration.

Open Outlook Data file in Outlook (Only Personal Storage Table)

If you have a Personal Storage Table(.pst) file on your computer and external storage device, you can easily read an Outlook data file in Outlook by following the given steps.

Open Outlook Data File in Outlook

  1. Run your Microsoft Outlook and choose the File option.
  2. Click on Open & Export and choose the Open Outlook Data File option.
  3. Browse the file from your computer or external hard drive and press the Open button.
  4. Now you can read the complete information of the Outlook data file in Outlook.

Limitation

This method is unable to open Outlook data file (OST) and it is mandatory to install MS Outlook.

How to Open Password Protected Personal Storage Table Files

If you are trying to open an Outlook (Personal Storage Table) data file but it is asking for a password then you can follow these simple steps to open the Outlook data files in Outlook.

Method 1 – If you know the password of the file then enter the password in a specific field and press the Ok button as you can see in the desired screenshot.

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Method 2 – If you forgot to save your password then you can use BitRecover PST Unlocker which allows you to remove a password or set a new password.

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Open Outlook Data File Default Location

Users can follow these simple steps to open the Outlook data file default location.

1 – Start Microsoft Outlook desktop-based email client and click on the File option.

2 – Choose the Account Settings option from Account and Social Network Settings.

Account and Social Network Settings

3 – Therefore, click on the Account Settings option from the dropdown.

Account Settings

4 – Finally, choose the Data Files option to read the Outlook data file default location.

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Open Outlook Data File in Gmail

Google recently launched GSMMO (G Suite Migration for Microsoft Outlook) utility that was previously known as GAMMO (Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook) Tool. This utility is available 100% free of cost and it allows you to open the Outlook data files in Gmail free of cost. Users can choose the required email folders and items to open in the Google Mail account. However, users can also use PST to Gmail Software which gives permission to open Outlook Personal Storage Table data files in Gmail directly.

Open Outlook Data File in Gmail

Final Words

Above all, we suggest that you can use any preferable technique to open Outlook data files without Outlook. In this article, we have suggested many methods if you are unable to open Outlook data files. If you want to solve out “cannot open Outlook OST is not an outlook data file” related problems then you can use BitRecover OST to PST Converter. After that, if you have any doubt then you can contact to our support team, here our experts are available 24 hours to answer your queries.