Top 5 Free Methods to Open and View PST File without Outlook

Outlook is one on the best and widely used email client that can be used to manage multiple email accounts from the single environment. It stores the information (Emails, Tasks, Calendars, Notes, Contacts etc.) associated with the email account in PST file format. The PST file can only be used with Outlook but sometimes user needs to open PST file without having outlook installed in the machine. So in this article we will describe Top 5 methods of Opening and Viewing the PST file.

1: Google GAMMO Tool to Open PST File:

It is the free tool developed by google with the help of which we can easily import the PST file in Gmail. After successful import, we can read the PST file without Outlook Installation. You must have Gmail account to use this tool to view the PST file.

Step1: Download the GAMMO Tool and install it in your computer

Step2: Launch the GAMMO tool, enter the Gmail ID and then click on Continue button. The tool will redirect you to the Web Browser, you will need to sign in into the web browser and then allow the permissions.

Step3: Now browse the PST file that you need to Open, then select between the options migrate all Data or Migrate New Data and click on Next button.

Step4: Then choose the data that you need to migrate to Gmail and then click on Migrate button to transfer all data to Gmail account.

Step5: You can easily read the PST file without outlook after completion of PST to Gmail migration process.

2. Open PST File with Free PST Viewer Applications

If you google for Free PST Viewer you will file hundreds of third party PST Viewer applications with which you can easily access your PST file. Some of the Top Third party tools that can be used to view PST file is: MailsDaddy Free PST Viewer, MailsSoftware Free PST Viewer, StellarInfo Free PST Viewer and SysTools Free PST Viewer. Most of these tools allowing opening and reading the PST file data free of cost but in case if you need to export the data to PDF, MSG, EML and some other format then you will need to take subscription. No Outlook installation is needed to view PST file using these third party applications.

3. Open PST File Online with Online PST Viewer Application

The easiest way to Open the PST file is by using the online PST Viewer Tools. You will just need the Web Browser and an Internet connection to view the data of your PST file without Outlook. and are the two best websites that allows previewing PST file.

4. Convert PST Emails to HTML Format:

Another solution to open PST file without Outlook is by converting the emails of PST file in HTML file format. After performing the conversion of PST to HTML you can easily view the emails in any of the web browser without installing the Outlook. The steps to perform the PST emails to HTML Conversion is given below:

Select the email that you want to save in HTML format, Click on File button Save As  Choose Save as Type as HTML from the drop down menu and then click on save button.

5. Save PST Email in TXT Format

With this method you can easily save the outlook emails to TXT file format and can read those mails in Notepad application. To do this, just Open the outlook application, select the emails that you want to convert to TXT format–> Click on File –> Save As –> Choose Txt as the File Type and click on save button. This will create a single text file having the data of all the selected emails. So using this way you can easily view the pst file without outlook application.


In this article we have mentioned the best methods of opening the pst file without Outlook application. Hope the information given in this article in helpful. Please comment below if you need any other information regarding the methods given above.

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