This article explains how to open, examine, and read email data in various OLM files on Windows if you have OLM files and wish to open OLM files on Excel.

Microsoft Corporation decided to publish Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 with the New Outlook for Mac 2011 version following the enormous success of Microsoft Outlook for Windows editions. A new file extension (*.OLM) is included in the version of Outlook for Mac 2011 to store emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, and other data in a single format.

Only Microsoft Outlook for Mac can open OLM files, although if you have an orphaned OLM file on a Windows computer without MS Outlook installed, it can still be opened.

OLM files can only be opened with Microsoft Outlook for Mac, however, if you have an orphaned OLM file on a Windows computer without MS Outlook installed, opening your files is not a simple operation without the right techniques.

Either one must be an OLM viewer program capable of opening OLM files on Windows directly. You need to use another email client program that can open OLM files on a Windows PC without Outlook for Mac if you don't have a viewer program or are dissatisfied with the OLM viewer.

In addition to the OLM file, there are a number of email clients and email hosts, including Microsoft Outlook for Windows, Mozilla Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Adobe PDF.

with the use of OLM converter software, OLM files can be opened in email hosts like Gmail and Yahoo Mail. You can use the OLM migration tool to open an OLM file in any of the applications or file formats mentioned above.

However, to do this, you must convert OLM into other email client application formats that work with this software. But first, let's learn more about the OLM file format before we go over all the steps of an OLM converter application.

How can I export OLM Archive File from Outlook for Mac?

Open the 2016 version of Outlook for Mac on a Mac computer and follow the steps below to export and archive emails, contacts, calendar events, tasks, and notes into a single OLM format: -

Step 1. Open Outlook 2016 on a Mac and select the Tools tab from the Outlook top panel.

Step 2. On the Export button, click. (If you don't see the Export button, first make sure you have the most recent version of Outlook for Mac 2016; if not, go to the Help Menu and check Outlook's updates; if still not there, go to the File menu and select the Export tab to launch the Export Wizard.)

Step 3. Check the items from Outlook for Mac versions that you want to export in the Export to Archive File (*.OLM) Wizard.

Step 4. The next option is Save Location; select it, choose a location, and then click Save to begin the backup process.

How can I Open OLM File in Microsoft Outlook for Windows?

In this case, the version of Microsoft Outlook installed on your computer is below versions 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and so on. If you don't want to update the Extension attributes, you can access the OLM file with Windows Outlook. In this case, you can convert Outlook for Mac Archive format to Outlook for Windows PST format with the use of the OLM to PST Converter software. PST files may import with ease.

Outlook for Windows versions can import PST files without much difficulty. Below in this part is the OLM to PST conversion process: -

In MS Outlook 2016, follow these steps to open OLM files: -

Overview of the OLM to PST Conversion process with the easiest steps:
  1. Open Windows and run the Advik OLM to PST Converter Tool.
  2. OLM files can be added, followed by two buttons for browsing.
  3. The application enables software-based email hierarchy previewing.
  4. Now Click or Choose the Required Contacts, Calendar, or Email Folder.
  5. In the Software interface's Saving list, choose PST Outlook Format.
  6. To save OLM to a PST file at the user's location, select the destination location.
  7. To convert OLM to PST format in such an easy way, click OK.
This PST file can be opened in all versions of Outlook, including Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and earlier.

Note: - Please visit the OLM to PST Converter Page for further information and a detailed description of the OLM to PST conversion process.

Outlook for Mac (*.OLM) information

The majority of users question our support staff on a daily basis what program they use to access OLM files. Microsoft Outlook for Mac uses an archive type called an OLM file that Windows Outlook cannot open. All data and items, including Mails, Contacts, Tasks, Calendars, Notes, etc., are stored in the Outlook for Mac Archive file in OLM format. All versions of Outlook for Mac, including Outlook for Mac 2011, Outlook for Mac 2016, and the most recent Outlook for Mac 2019 editions, can use OLM files. Outlook for the Mac is

Microsoft Office for Mac versions includes Outlook for Mac.

Excel OLM File Reading Instructions

To convert an Outlook for Mac Archive OLM file to Excel format, just take a few easy steps. –
  1. Install Advik OLM to CSV Converter on your computer by downloading it, then launch it.
  2. Using the two browsing choices, Add Files or Add Folder, select OLM files.
  3. The app displays the entire organizational structure of the OLM emails folder.
  4. Now select the CSV format in the software's saving list and then specify the destination.
  5. OLM conversion to Excel format has begun and will take a short while.
Topic revision: r1 - 04 Nov 2022, AmeyyAliyna
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