How to Convert a PST File to a Word File

By Lisa Porter

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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, or, 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.

Download and install file converter software. Open the program.

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

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

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

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