Outlook .PST files to .TIF from the command line
Use Pst Viewer Console to automate
conversion of .pst files to .tiff files
Pst Viewer Pro is a flexible tool for converting email messages from Outlook .pst, .msg, .ost, or .eml format, into to many other file types.
Although PstViewer Pro is most often used as a desktop tool, it may also be used in command
line or batch file automation processes. This article describes how to use PstViewer Pro
to convert Outlook .pst files to .TIF format using th ecommand line.
This week we have been working with
a customer on a .pst to .tif file conversion as part of a legal discovery
process. The conversion project required that Pst Viewer Pro be operated from a
batch file.The information in this article may be adapted to other PstViewer
Pro export profiles, such as TIF, GIF, MHT, EML, or any custom export profile
that you may create with PstViewer Pro’s profile editor.
The standard Pst Viewer Pro
installer package includes a utility called PstViewerConsole.exe. This is the
command line counterpart of PstViewer Pro.
There are many different criteria for
passing information to PstViewerConsole. These criteria are detailed in PstViewer
Pro’s internal Help document (Help>Help> User Interface > Command line
parameters). You can also view this document online
Command line usage: PstViewerConsole.exe
[options] [<filename1.pst> [<filename2.pst> …]]
options may include the name of any of Pst Viewer Pro’s export profiles, like:
“D:Program FilesEncryptomatic, LLCPSTViewer
ProPSTViewerConsole.exe” –e “TIFF” “C:pstfile1.pst”
In this example, PstViewerConsole
would use the export profile called “TIFF” to convert email in an
Outlook .pst file called “pstfile1.pst” into TIF files.
Any of PstViewer Pro’s export
profiles, including the TIF profile, may be customized from within PstViewer
Pro by going to Export>Export Profile>Edit Profile and may include some very specific criteria,
such as how to name the resulting .pdf files, which file sizes to use, page
|Locating the TIFF export function from within PstViewer Pro.
After a profile is customized, the
changes to that profile will apply whenever PstViewerConsole.exe calls that
Our customer need to edit the file
naming scheme so that subject, sender and date would be included to the file
name, and we needed to export to a specific path. To do this, first edit the
file naming scheme like in pictures below to add the message’s subject, sender
and date will be included in the file name.
|Export Profile Editor
|File Name Scheme Editor
Here is a tip: To set a
Windows path, you can create a custom folder tree structure based on any of the
fields if you separate them with “” symbol.
The PstViewerConsole.exe tool is a very powerful
part of the PstViewer Pro system. It gives you tremendous flexibility and
control. We hope you have found this tutorial helpful. Please contact our support team
if you need any further assistance.