OLK14MSGSOURCE files are a type of file used by Microsoft Outlook for Mac versions from 2011 to 2016. It is an individual message storage file containing the metadata, properties, and partial content or body of an Outlook message, saved separately from the mail database. This filetype is proprietary to Microsoft and not commonly usable on machines without the compatible version of Outlook installed. However, there are certain methods and tools available to open, convert and work with these files.
One of the primary ways to view the content stored in an OLK14MSGSOURCE file is with Microsoft Outlook for Mac itself. The file is generated as a temporary file for each Outlook message. However, you should note that Outlook on MacOS does not have a native feature to specifically open or edit these message storage files. The relevant messages can be accessed through the Outlook application, so these OLK14MSGSOURCE files are generally not directly used by the end user. More about Microsoft Outlook can be found on the official Microsoft Outlook website.
In some cases, OLK14MSGSOURCE files can be used in data recovery attempts because they exist separately from the main mail database. If the Outlook database becomes corrupted, there are specialist data recovery tools that can pull information from these individual message files to recreate a portion of the mail database. One of such tools is Remo Repair Outlook for Mac.
Another utility of OLK14MSGSOURCE files is for email migration efforts. Certain tools and software can convert OLK14MSGSOURCE files to different formats like PST (for newer versions of Outlook), MBOX or EML, facilitating the migration of mail data between different platforms or email clients. One such tool is KDETools OLK Converter. It supports batch conversion of OLK14MSGSOURCE files to multiple file formats, making the email migration process cleaner and faster.
In conclusion, OLK14MSGSOURCE files serve a specialised purpose within the Outlook for Mac ecosystem, providing an individual container for message metadata and content. While not typically interacted with by the average user, these files can have significant utility in data recovery or email migration situations with the assistance of specialised software. Users should remain cautious when handling these files, as improper modification could potentially disrupt the Outlook for Mac database. Always ensure you have a backup before attempting any data recovery or migration effort.
If you downloaded a OLK14MSGSOURCE file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open OLK14MSGSOURCE File on iOS device follow steps below:
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