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In today's modern digital world the Microsoft Outlook is one of the most appreciated email clients among various organizations and corporate users. The Microsoft Outlook allows users to send and receive the emails, manage contacts, entries in the calendars and many other things to do. But, for the many years now the corporate organizations are making switch their email client to Microsoft Outlook. But still, there are a huge number of users who uses the Windows Live Mail email client and other email clients.
The file format supported by the Windows Live Mail is EML or EMLX and is different from the file format used in the Microsoft Outlook i.e. PST. But to access the Windows Live Mail EML or in Microsoft Outlook user must export Email files of Windows Live mail to Outlook PST. So, in this post, we will find out the best methods on how to convert Windows Live Mail to PST.

Reasons to Convert Emails from Windows Live Mail to PST

  • MS Outlook is more widely used than Windows Live Mail.
  • Managing data in Outlook is easier than in Windows Live Mail.
  • Windows Live Mail is no longer supported in Windows Operating system after Windows 7.

Manual Steps to Convert Windows Live Mail to Outlook PST

The steps to Export the Windows Live Mail Emails to Outlook compatible PST is as follows:

  1. Open both Microsoft Outlook and Windows Live Mail email clients respectively.
  2. Now in the main screen of Windows Live Mail Click on the File tab and then select Export and then under Export select the Email Messages option.
  3. After that select the Microsoft Exchange and click on the Next button.
  4. Now a dialog box "Export Message" will appear.
  5. After that click on the OK button.
  6. Now select all the desired folders or all the folders to proceed and then click on the OK button.
  7. The wizard will start the exporting process.
  8. After the export process is over "Export Complete" message will appear.
  9. Now finally click on the Finish button to end the process.

After completing all the above steps successfully now check the exported Windows Live Mail data in Microsoft Outlook. Users can also use the Import and Export wizard in Microsoft Outlook to import the Windows Live Mail data to Microsoft Outlook.

Limitations of Manual Method

The limitations of a manual method to convert Windows Live Mail Emails to Outlook PST:

  • Cannot convert the large size EML or EMLX file.
  • Data can be lost easily at the time of conversion process.
  • It does not work in many rare cases.
  • Lengthy and time-consuming process.

Automated Solution to Export Windows Live Mail to PST

The EML to PST converter is a great advanced and innovative software developed by DataHelp to simplify conversion process of EML files. The conversion of Windows Live Mail Emails is quite easy with this software. Take a look effective features of the software:

  • Convert EML files in batch with attachments into PST.
  • Selective EML files conversion is possible with the tool.
  • It retains the folder hierarchy & generated UNICODE PST.
  • Import all EML files into a single PST.
  • Outlook installation is not required to perform EML conversion.

This is easy to operate the software with single panel user interface for easy conversion of EML files.


The Microsoft Outlook is becoming more and more used frequently in the organizations these days. So, the user wants easy and simple ways to convert the Windows Live Mail data to Outlook PST file. There are both manual as well automated solutions to Export the Windows Live mail data. But it totally depends on the user that what method he might use to convert Windows Live Mail emails to Outlook. In case if the user wants to save time and effort than he needs to use automated software.

Last edited Aug 22, 2017 at 2:37 PM by DataHelpSoftware, version 8