How to Import Mac Outlook OLM to Outlook 2016 Windows For Free

Transferring MS Outlook mailboxes from Mac to Windows operating system can be the need of an hour because of several reasons. This blog will be describing all the free workarounds to export Mac Outlook OLM to Outlook 2016 manually. Read this blog to know how to export Mac Outlook 2016 to PST manually.

Reason to Import OLM to Outlook 2016 Windows

The Outlook for Mac is a desktop-based email client as well as the personal information management system, which was originated by the Microsoft for Mac users. However, it creates OLM file for storing data on the Apple machine. There is no file importing option available in Windows Outlook 2016, 2013, etc., to open this OLM file. This scenario gives birth to a situation in which end users search for workarounds to transfer Outlook from Mac OLM to Outlook 2016. To do the same, users can take help of following free measures that are explained in the upcoming section to export Mac Outlook 2016 to PST.

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Measures To Export Mac Outlook 2016 to PST on Windows 10

There exist only one manual and free approach to import Mac Outlook to Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and all the prior versions. This solution requires the presence of a Mac and a Windows OS machine that comprises of Outlook within them. When both these platforms get available to begin the following procedure to export Mac Outlook 2016 to PST.

Step 1: Export OLM From Outlook 2011 / 2016 for Mac

Initially, you have to extract a .olm file from the Mac Outlook that you wanted to import into Windows Outlook. Take help of following steps to do the same :

  • Launch Microsoft Outlook 2011 / 2016 for Mac and click on File >> Export   olm-to-mac-outlook 1
  • The Outlook export wizard gets opened where you have to enable the radio button of ‘Outlook for Mac data file’ and click ‘right-arrow’    olm-to-mac-outlook 2
  • Make a decision that whether you want to delete items after exporting or not. After taking the decision, select any one of the 2 options and click right-arrow    olm-to-mac-outlook 3
  • Provide the location and name to resultant OLM file and hit on Save to continue an overall process of converting Mac Outlook OLM to PST.       olm-to-mac-outlook 4
  • MS Outlook for Mac will begin exporting .olm database file. You can see live status of exporting procedure on the current screen      olm-to-mac-outlook 5
  • An ‘export complete’ message will appear through which you will come to know that Mac Outlook is done with the step. Click on Done to move towards the next step.            olm-to-mac-outlook 6

Step 2: Configure a Gmail id in Outlook for Mac

The Step (2) and (3) requires unique Gmail credentials with IMAP settings to import OLM to Outlook 2016 for Windows. In this step, you have to configure this gathered Gmail id in Mac operating system :

  • Launch Microsoft Outlook for Mac email application and click Outlook >> Preferences   gmail1
  • A preferences window gets opened where you have to choose Account from personal settings option        gmail2
  • Click on the Add button to expand menu and choose E-mail from the list          gmail3
  • Enter the id and password of Gmail account, which you will be using as intermediate in entire procedure. Click on Add Account to proceed        gmail4
  • Note : Check that ‘less secure apps access’ feature is enabled in your Gmail account
  • Finally, you are done with adding of Gmail account in the source Mac Outlook profile        gmail5

Step 3: Import OLM File Data in Configured Gmail

It is the time to import Mac Outlook database file (achieved in Step(1)) in the Gmail account that you have recently configured in Step (3). Take help of following instructions to do the same :

  • Right-click on the configured Gmail account folder and click New Folder option     olm1
  • Provide the folder with a new name and click on File >> Import      olm2
  • This opens an import wizard in which you have to choose ‘Outlook data file’ option.  Click on right-arrow to continue with export Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook.       olm3
  • Choose Outlook for Mac Data File (.olm) option and click on right-arrow       olm4
  • Select the OLM file that you have taken in Step (1) and click on Import button    olm5
  • In order to transfer Outlook from Mac to PC, the procedure of OLM file importing gets started   olm6
  • An ‘Import Complete’ message will appear through which you will come to know that this step is almost at the endpoint. Click on Done       olm7
  • Now you will be back to your Mac Outlook screen where you can see your OLM file imported messages. Choose all those emails     olm8
  • Right click on them and click Move >> Choose Folder       olm9
  • Type the folder name that you have used in Step (b), select the folder, and click on Move button   olm10
  • Now all the chosen messages will be moved to Gmail account that you have configured in Outlook for Mac  olm11
  • If you want then, you can delete Gmail account where you have configured it on Mac machine and continue with Step (4)   olm12

Step #4 : Configure Same Gmail id in PC Outlook

This is the final steps of the free procedure to convert Mac Outlook OLM to Outlook 2016 PST. For this, avail the machine where targeted Windows Outlook is present and configure Gmail id in it. When you get completed with this configuration, automatically you will find that OLM emails get moved in Windows Outlook 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007. However this method is not best method to export Mac Outlook 2016 to PST. In the coming section we will discuss the automated solution to migrate from Mac Outlook 2016 to Outlook PST with complete items such as emails, contacts, calendars etc.

Instant Method to Import Mac Outlook OLM File to Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007

As the manual method is too large and time-consuming process. So, in this fast moving and competitive environment, no one wants to be last in the race. Each and every person requires the solution which saves lots of time and complexity as well. SysTools OLM to PST Converter software is one such tool which fast, efficient, safe and expert recommended solution to import Mac Outlook OLM to Outlook 2016 PST. Download software for free from here:

Also Read: How to View OLM Files Without Outlook Windows

Observational Verdict

Majority of end users export Mac Outlook OLM to Outlook 2016 PST for one or another reason. Each and every step of the migration procedure is illustrated in this blog with the screenshot. The solution described here is foolproof with the practical implementation of each step to export Mac Outlook 2016 to PST. Hope it will work for you and if you face any issue then, feel free to ask us.

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8 thoughts on “How to Import Mac Outlook OLM to Outlook 2016 Windows For Free

  1. Robinsan says:

    I was looking for the solution to migrate from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook. Luckily, I got this article, which brilliantly explains the manual solution to export the data from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook. Thanks for such nice article. I would like to subscribe your blog to get recent updates on my mail directly for coming updates.

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  2. Nick Jones says:

    Thanks Justin, For providing such great solution to export mac Outlook 2016 to Windows Outlook without any loss of data. I used the method explained in the article and efficiently migrate from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook without any complications.

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  3. Natalie Chopra says:

    I would really like to thanks you from bottom of my heart. I can’t explain you, how much you help me. From last few weeks, I constantly looking for the solution to export Mac Outlook 2016 to PST.But after reading this, I get to know about the manual solution which help me out to move from Outlook for Mac to Windows Outlook 2016 with complete mailbox items. I would like to thanks the author for writing such nice article on this complex topic.

    Natalie Chopra
    Data Analyst

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  4. Vinay Kumar says:

    I would like to thanks the author of this article for sharing such nice article. It really help me to get migrated from Outlook for Mac to Windows Outlook. Thanks a lot.

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  5. RAHUL RAI says:

    I was looking for the solution to export Mac Outlook 2016 to PST. But I don’t get any efficient solution for the same, then I came to know about the manual solution to convert Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook through community. I used the software mentioned in the article and successfully migrated from Mac Outlook OLM to Windows Outlook 2016 without any complications. I would like to show my gratitude via following you on social media. Can please let me know your social media handles.

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    • Justin Hansen says:

      Hi Rahul, Thanks for reading my article. I am feeling blessed by helping you guys. Thanks a lot. These comments will boost up my energy and willpower to write on other technical niches as well. You can get the social media handles on the homepage of the blog.

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  6. Russel Arnold says:

    I am working as the senior associate in multinational company. Previously I was using Mac OS. But due to organisational change, I need to shift to Windows operating system. For the same, I was looking an efficient solution which can help me to export Mac Outlook 2016 to Windows Outlook without any complications. Luckily, I got the link of your blog from some other website. I read this post and successfully move data from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook.

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