The outlook is an excellent email client which is developed and cared for by Microsoft. The company has put lots of effort to improve the functions of Outlook to make email management task easy and smooth. The outlook is much more than an email client. Besides email, the personal information manager stores calendars, notes, contacts, journals, and tasks. It maintains your appointment details and important contacts. Therefore, it is considered an ideal communication platform for both personal and professional purpose.

Outlook has been undergone a number of upgrades and sound improvement in its functions have been noticed with the launch of its every version. One of the greatest evolutions for Outlook is the Unicode format. This is a new PST file format used in Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Previous versions of Outlook support ANSI format. The latest versions of Outlook select Unicode format by default.

Origin of Unicode Type PST

ANSI PST files have a storage capacity of 1.5 GB that create small files and are not enough for home-based and professional users. File mismanagement can be faced. Microsoft has efficiently solved the problem by introducing a UNICODE format which has a storage capacity of 20 GB and 50 GB. It has brought a lot of difference in the way users worked on Outlook. Unicode type PST files are available with backward compatibility. It gives users the freedom to open the files of the latest versions Outlook on previous versions of Outlook. Users are allowed to open in the read-only mode. If they want to make any change in the PST Unicode files on ANSI format, it is must for them to convert a Unicode PST to ANSI.

Tricks to Create Unicode Files from Old Outlook Versions

Outlook 2003 and 2007 gave users the opportunity to select the PST file type during creating one. Though, with the release of Outlook 2010, the option was taken out. But this doesn’t mean that it is impossible to create a Unicode format in the latest Outlook versions.

Upgrade PST Pro is a very simple User Interface. You have 3 Steps to Upgrade PST Pro software.

The user interface contains:

Click on "Add file" or "Add folder" and select PST file.

See the "preview" of PST Files.

After clicking the next button, you simply need to select the destination path to save your output files.

Select your "destination path" and click on "start converting process" button.

For every latest Outlook versions, follow the same procedures which I am providing here.

Browse the Outlook and go to “New Items”. Hover the cursor on “More Items” and select “Outlook Data File”,

That is how you are able to create Unicode PST files in Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. The process helps you to easily share your PST files with the users who are using previous versions of Outlook.

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