Split PST is a comprehensive software application that divides oversized Microsoft Outlook PST files into smaller parts to avoid corruption and performance issues.
The tool makes it possible to divide UNICODE as well as ANSI PST files without losing any data. In the process, the tool strictly maintains the originality of the data and keeps the Meta properties intact. The tool provides an option to choose the PST file format depending on the version of MS Outlook specified. At the completion of the splitting process, the tool will generate and save a comparison report describing the folder name, folder path, number of items in source PST files, and the number of items after the split.
Let us have a glance at the various specifications and features offered by the software that will help the readers understand how worth is the investment in the tool.
|Developer||MS Outlook Tools|
|Functions||Divides oversized MS Outlook PST files into smaller parts.|
|Windows Version Supported||Windows 8.1 and all previous versions.|
|Outlook versions supported||MS Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 formats.|
|Trial version||Available for free|
Downloading and Installation:
The performance of the tool can be evaluated by downloading the trial version available and then allowing it to run on your computer system. The download will take a few minutes to complete.
Free and Licensed versions available for download:
The free trial version of the software is available on the company’s official website. You can analyze the authenticity of the software by downloading the trial version. However, it has a certain limitation. The demo version will allow you to split only the first 50 emails only.
To overcome this limitation, the full licensed version of the software needs to be purchased. The software is available for purchase on the official website of the company in three different licenses.
Feature Analysis of the Split PST Tool:
On deep observation of the features, it is comprehended that the tool has been precisely designed keeping in mind the user’s need.
Splits large PST Files:The Split PST tool breaks up a large MS Outlook PST file into multiple smaller parts by size, date, year or folder.
Maintains Originality: After soplitting the PST file, the tool keeps the Meta properties and formatting of the datain the file intact.
Supports all PST formats: The tool splits both ANSI and UNICODE PST files without losing any data.The tool will automatically detect the format of PST file once you specify the MS Outlook version.
Generates a CSV report: A comparison report is generated at the end of the splitting process, specifying folder name, folder path, and numberof items in the PST file originally, and difference in the number of items after splitting.
Makes new folder to save file: The tool allows you to save the PST file after splitting to any location of your choice or you can also create a new folder from the Split PST panel and save the files in it.
Versions supported: The tool is supported to MS Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 formats for reducing PST file size using the splitting criteria.
Details of the Various Splitting Options:
The Split PST tool proves to be of great help to the user when it comes to managing multiple and large size PST files based on different criteria. The tool provides four different ways of splitting a large PST file.
Split by Size:Using this option, the tool will ask the user to define a size limit in MB and it will create multiple PST files of the specified size. The number of files in output depends upon the size of source PST file. The resultant will be PST files of equal sizes.
Split by Date: If you select this option, a date has to be entered in the tool and it will generate two PST files as output. One PST file will have data before the defined date and another with data created after that date. The resultant will be two PST files with data before and after provided date.
Split by Folder: This option will create an individual PST file for every folder in Outlook. This means inbox.pst, outbox.pst, contacts.pst etc will be created as resultant. However, the size of the folders will be specified in MB and multiple PST files of that size will be created for those folders.
Split by Year: In this option, the user will have to provide year duration and the tool will split the data within that period. For every year, the tool will generate a PST file.
The Pros and Cons of The Software:
It is imperative to understand that each product comes with a few positives and negatives. However, it is the sole responsibility of the users to analyze their own needs and then evaluate how well the software caters to those needs.
- The Split PST tool allows splitting of both ANSI and UNICODE PST files.
- It guarantees to keep the originality of the data, Meta data and formatting intact.
- The user can save the PST file in a location of their choice or a new folder can be created from Split PST software panel.
- The tool provides the user with four different ways of PST splitting to choose from.
- MS Outlook needs to be installed for the splitting of the oversized PST file.
- The tool does not facilitate splitting of the oversized PST files that is corrupt.
Apart from a few above mentioned flaws the tool proves to be of great help to users facing performance and manageability issues due to oversize of the PST files.The greatest advantage of using Split PST tool is that the user does not have to worry whether the tool will be supported to split the PST files in that version of Outlook or not. On understanding the qualities of the tool, I would rate it 8/10.