Pst Viewer Pro is now a 64-bit application


Pst Viewer Pro has been updated to a 64-bit Windows application in version 4.8.  This update means that Pst Viewer Pro can now take advantage of the higher addressable memory of 64-bit computers.  While 32-bit Windows systems are limited to less than 4 gigabytes, 64-bit Windows systems running native 64-bit software applications can address beyond hundreds of gigabytes of memory.

Outlook email messages are stored in personal storage tables, or PST files.  PST files contain email messages, file attachments, calendar items and notes, and can grow to be several gigabytes.  We’ve seen them as large as 50 GB.  Pst Viewer Pro will now have the benefit of fully utilizing the memory on your computer while it performs search and export operations.

Version 4.8 of Pst Viewer Pro was released in February, 2013. The trial download file combines both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions into a single installer, and will automatically install the correct version on your computer. Version 4.8 has many important updates and is recommended for all current Pst Viewer Pro customers. Current customers who have not installed version 4.8 will have a 32-bit version. To update from within Pst Viewer Pro, go to Help > Check for Updates

current customers can install Pst Viewer Pro 4.8 from inside the software.

Run the Pst Viewer Pro update installer.  If your computer is running a 64 bit Windows operating system, then Pst Viewer Pro 64-bit will be installed automatically. If you want to check to be sure, go to Help > About and look for the Pst Viewer Pro version number.

About screen confirming 64 bit installation

Preliminary tests on a laptop running 8 GB of RAM show a marked increase in performance while searching a 2.5 GB pst file.

Pst Viewer Pro can also export Outlook emails to PDF and other formats. PDF export operations also showed a significant improvement in speed while converting email file attachments to PDF images.

 Pst Viewer Pro 4.8 includes a number of important updates. Here’s the change log:

– 64 bit PSTViewer Pro version
– Easy selection for all messages in the list, “Select all” context menu item has been added
– “Connect with us” menu item
– New association icons
– Improved EML decoding
– Improved message enumeration indicator in the status bar

Bug fixes

– Fixed incorrect shortcut icons in the folder tree
– Removed VML artifacts from HTML message body (MSG, PST, OST files)
– Resolved subject cutting in Japanese for some EML files
– Fixed very small font size in PDF export
– Fix for error ‘System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file DockLayouts.xml’
– Fix for error ‘System.OutOfMemoryException’ when reading messages
– MHT file icon is missing for 64-bit system
– Improved export to MBOX format, removed odd new line symbols
– Corrected exporting MSG file with MSG attachment to EML format with “noname” file attachments.

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A Single Email Viewer App for Accessing Multiple Email Formats

Email content stored in different formats can be inconvenient to search and manage.With  PST Viewer Pro, you can open up to seven common email file types with this single Windows software application. 

Pst Viewer Pro home page. Open many differnet email formats with one Outlook email viewer.
One email viewer to open multiple email file types.

Pst Viewer Pro will open Outlook PST and OST files. These files contain multiple email messages, including their file attachments. They are typically larger files (2 GB is very common). Until recently only Microsoft Office Outlook could open these types of files, but publication by Microsoft of the PST file specification has allowed software developers to access these files.

Pst Viewer Pro will also open Outlook MSG files. These are individual email messages that have been saved outside of an Outlook PST or OST file.  A .MSG file contains a single email message. They are often created  when an Outlook user forwards an email or saves a message to their hard drive.

Occassionally, email messages created by Outlook will arrive in a non-Outlook email client as a Winmail.dat file.  These files are often caused by the fact that Outlook formatted .msg files do not conform to the RFC-822 or RFC-2822 standard.  They are used to preserve Rich Text formatting of a Microsoft Outlook generated email. During transport of the message over the internet,
the content of the message may be changed, preventing email
client from reading the formatting instructions. Pst Viewer Pro can also open winmail.dat files, even when your email client cannot.

Pst Viewer can also open .EML files, which are RFC-822 compliant email transport documents. They files are created by email clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird or Windows Live Mail.  EML files are similar to MHT or MHTML “mime html” files, which are self-contained HTML files. MHT or MHTML files contain all of the formatting information, images, text, etc., within the file.  Web pages are often archived in this format because sharing a website as a single file instead of many individual files is very convenient. MHT and MHTML files can also be viewed by Pst Viewer Pro.

Pst Viewer Pro supported file types:

MSG (Outlook)
OST (Outlook)
PST (Outlook)
EML (RFC-822)

In addition to its viewing capabilities, Pst Viewer Pro can be used to export messages to PDF and other image formats such as BMP, TIF, GIF, PNG and JPG.  It can also save emails a CSV spreadsheet files, or text files.

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