Quick Steps to Convert ANSI PST to Unicode PST and Vice-versa

Step 1

  • Open PST Upgrade Tool by clicking on Start menu » All Programs » PST Upgrade » Check for Prerequisites

prerequiste check

Step 2

  • Click on Ok button to reach first screen of software as shown in below image.

PST Upgrade

Step 3

  • Click on Add Files or Folders from the toolbar and select Outlook data file (.pst).

Add PST File

Step 4

  • Now click on Open button

Open ANSI PST File

Step 5

  • As you select Outlook PST file, the software will automatically recognize its format whether it is ANSI or Unicode.

ANSI to Unicode PST

Step 6

  • Click on Browse button to choose destination path for restoring output PST file.

Click on browse button

Step 7

Preview PST file

  • Choose Location where you need to restore converted PST file from Browse for Folder box.

Select location

Step 8

  • Now click on Start button to begin the process of ANSI & Unicode PST file conversion.

Start Upgrade process

Step 9

  • Upgrade PST software will switch selected PST file to ANSI or UNICODE PST file format according to selection. A notification window will pop up on your screen click on Ok.

Upgradation completed successfully

Step 10

  • After Outlook PST file conversion the software will display the PST file name with its location. Click on Close button to exit.

Location of completed file

Step 11

  • After completing process a dialog box appears, Click on yes button to close application.

Click on yes to close application

Step 12

  • View Converted Outlook PST file
  • Open Outlook, Go to the File menu » Open & Export » Open Outlook PST File, then following screen appears

Open Exported PST File

Step 13

  • View Converted PST file in Outlook.
  • View converted Outlook items like emails, calendars and contacts etc in Outlook.

View exported PST file