How to Convert a PST File to a Word File

by Lisa Porter

A PST (Personal Information Storage) file is a file associated with Microsoft Outlook, Exchange and Entourage. PST files store personal data associated with these programs. You can back-up your PST file by converting it to a Word document (DOC). You can download file converters that support the PST file format from a variety of websites. Look at processtext.com, bestshareware.com or brothersoft.com, or follow the resource links below. You can purchase the software or download a limited free trial. Follow the same basic steps to convert from PST to DOC using one of these programs.

Step 1

Download and install file converter software. Open the program.

Step 2

Click "Add File" or "Choose File" and find the .PST file on your computer that you want to convert. Click "OK."

Step 3

Select "Microsoft Word (.doc)" or simply "DOC" in the "Save File As" drop-down menu.

Step 4

Specify an output location on your computer where the converted PST file should be saved.

Click "OK," "Convert" or "Save."


  • Make sure software is compatible with your computer before you purchase it or attempt to download a limited free trial.

Items you will need

  • File converter software

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Lisa Porter began writing professionally in 2009. She writes for various websites and has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.

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