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Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Technable

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Best Way to Merge Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 PST Files using PST Combiner

Best Way to Merge Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 PST Files using PST Combiner

Nowadays almost everyone prefer to use Outlook email client and hence user need to manage numerous of Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 PST files containing multiple Outlook data such as emails, contacts, calendar, etc. Many times, user faces different types of difficulties in handling and managing the PST files. Therefore to manage those PST files to improve Outlook performance, users prefer to merge PST files. Now the question arises how to merge PST files? One such solution to resolve this issue is by utilizing third party utility such as PST Merge software that claims to merge multiple PST files into one separate Outlook data file. This article will give you a detailed review based on the performed testing software.

Quick View

 

Developer

 

MS Outlook Tools

 

Functions

 

Merges Multiple PST files

 

Current version

 

3.2

 

Size

 

7.6 MB

 

Interface

 

Graphical User Interface

 

 

Compatible with Windows OS

 

 

Yes

 

 

MS Outlook installation required

 

Yes

 

Trial version

 

Available for free

 

 

Versions of PST Merge

Demo Version: To check the functioning of the software, its demo version can be downloaded from the official website. It is fully free to utilize. The users can take a trial of the software by using multiple PST files. The software will Join 2 initial folders of each PST file and merge first 15 items of each folder of PST file and merge first 15 contacts of each PST file by using this free demo.

Licensed Version: The licensed version of the software can be purchased from the official website of organization. The licensed version will join and merge all the items of multiple PST files.

Essential Features to Merge Multiple PST Files into One

PST Merge is a utility, which merge multiple PST files in single PST file. There are some of the features of PST Merge as mentioned:

  • Merge Multiple PST

The application permits to merge similar folders of PST files such as inbox, drafts, sent items, tasks, etc. together into single PST file. It maintains the data integrity after merging the files.

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  • Combine Contacts Folder

PST Merge software is designed in such a way that it can create single PST of Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 contacts folders from various PST files. It retains the Meta properties of contacts in original form after merging.

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  • 3 types for Merging

The software is programmed in a way that it finds PST file from single as well as from all systems under one domain. By utilizing this feature, an Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 user can choose the system for loading the present PST files in it. It offers three types for merging PST file.

  1. Join Multiple Files
  2. Merge Multiple Files
  3. Merge Contact Folder

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  • Remove Duplicate Items

It allows users to combine multiple PST files together and concurrently remove the duplicate items if there is any in the PST file. For this, user needs to check and uncheck the option to Remove Duplicates that enable and disable duplicates removal.

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  • Supports Windows Edition

PST Merge tool supports all Windows based operating system to perform merging of PST file. It is compatible with all Windows edition such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, etc.

  • Generates Complete Report

Once the merging is started, the tool will show the proper status of merging PST files. After completing the merging of data, it will generate a complete report that contains location of merged PST files, merged files, and store it in CSV file format.

Pros

  • Option to exclude merging of deleted items.
  • Merges PST files irrespective of PST format (ANSI or UNICODE).

Cons

  • No search option is available.
  • Cannot preview folder before merging.

Observational Verdict

Based on overall performance of the utility we would rate the software 9.6/10. Although the 3 different merging options might confuse some users at first. But a clear and detailed description of these options on the User Interface panel of the software wipes out this confusion. So if you are planning to merge multiple PST files into one then you can opt for this tool without any further delay.

 

 

 


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