How to Import Microsoft Outlook PST Files to Mozilla Thunderbird 3?
PST is a file used in Microsoft Outlook to store data locally. PST file also known as Personal Folders File contains the information like e-mails, calendars and all Microsoft Outlook data just as the term indicates. The PST file contains all the important data related to the individual hence it is advised not remove the contents of the PST folder. Microsoft Outlook does export these PST files but these files are not accessible from Mozilla Thunderbird. But when both clients are on same system, the Mozilla Thunderbird user can import the PST file content from Microsoft Outlook thereby facilitating the user in accessing the files right from Thunderbird. Therefore by importing PST files from Microsoft Outlook 2007, the Mozilla Thunderbird user can easily access the required information.
Following are the information on importing files from Microsoft Outlook 2007 to Mozilla Thunderbird 3:
- Method of Importing
- Issues related to Importing
- Fixing the Issue
Method of Importing
Initially you need to launch both Mozilla Thunderbird 3 and Microsoft Outlook 2007 then in order to import the file you need to click on 'Import' option from the 'File' menu of Microsoft Outlook 2007. In the corresponding window you can find a list of PST files out of which you need to select the one to be imported to Mozilla Thunderbird and then click on 'Import'. Now in Mozilla Thunderbird you need to click on 'Import and Mail' option of 'Tools' menu. Then under 'Import' option you need to select the files that you import to Mozilla Thunderbird followed by clicking 'Ok'.
Issues Related to Importing
In some cases while importing the PST files the process may be interrupted amid of the importing process itself. As a result the process will not be completed and the information that you import may not be correct. Thus you may have to start from the beginning making it troublesome and tiresome which may also stop in the middle if the problem is with the file.
Fixing the Issue
The issue occurs when the PST file is corrupted. The PST file is of limited range and gets corrupted if the content in it goes beyond the range. So in order to fix the issue it is recommended to store information less than the maximum range. On other hand you always need to backup the PST file before performing any operation on it.
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