SysTools Outlook Exporter for EnCase – No Outlook Installation Required

Debasish Pramanik, SysTools Software Private Limited

SysTools Outlook Exporter is a plug-in that lets you export mail records found in EnCase Forensic into a Microsoft Outlook PST format file, with no need to install Microsoft Outlook on the machine.

The plug-in package includes SysTools Outlook Viewer, which lets you view the exported PSTs in an Outlook-friendly manner, again without the requirement of having Outlook installed on your local machine. It supports Microsoft Outlook versions 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000. With this plug-in, digital forensic investigation teams can enhance the power of EnCase in making their investigations faster.


  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows XP
  • EnCase: Version 7.07
  • Processor: 32-bit
  •   64-bit
Note: There are different installers for 32-bit and 64-bit processor architecture.


The SysTools Outlook Exporter lets you:
  1. Export email to Microsoft Outlook’s .PST format
  2. Eliminate dependency on the Outlook application
  3. Maintain the folder hierarchy of the source file
  4. Preserve message integrity; i.e., all properties are exported to .PST
  5. Take advantage of support for Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013
  6. View the exported .PST using SysTools Outlook Viewer, which comes packaged with the plug-in.


Following are the steps for installing the SysTools Outlook Exporter plugin.
  1. Launch the installer and accept the EULA

    Fig. Installation: EULA

  2. Select the destination directory to install the plugin. This path should be the EnCase installation folder path.

    Fig. Installation: EnCase Installation Path

  3. Once you click on install, the necessary files will be copied to your machine.

    Fig. Installation: Finish Installation

  4. On the installation completion window, once you hit on finish, there will be couple of batch files which will automatically be executed, thus completing the installation process.
  5. Enable the SysTools plug-in by running the Enpack file from the “SysTools Outlook Exporter” from the installation folder through EnCase.

    Fig. Run the Enpack

How to Use the Plug-in

Fig. SysTools Outlook Export visible in EnCase

After loading the e-mail-related data and analyzing it, Version 7 users can now use the SysTools plug-in to export the emails to PST file. Once the emails are analyzed, follow the three simple steps below.
  1. Select the desired mails to export and click on “SysTools Outlook Exporter” option.

    Fig. Export Emails

  2. Select the destination path where the Microsoft Outlook PST file needs to be created.
  3. View the exported .PST file with SysTools Outlook Viewer.

  4. Fig. Export PST in SysTools Outlook Viewer

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