Create an Outlook compatible mailbox with ease…

When you have need to convert your exported Novell® GroupWise® messages to Microsoft® Outlook PST format, use the Advansys PST Creator.

Designed for use with Archive To Go and the Message Saver Pack, Advansys PST Creator exports one or more Archive To Go portable archives and Message Saver portable message folders to Outlook.

Applications include a user departing who uses Outlook at home, GroupWise to Exchange migration and special software applications, such as legal discovery tools, which may require Outlook PST files.

Advansys PST Creator process diagram
What's New

Advansys PST Creator 4.0

PST Creator 4.0 introduces support for Outlook 2016 and the 32-bit and 64-bit Outlook client versions.

    • Outlook 2016 support
    • Supports 32/64-bit Outlook clients
    • Updated installer package

    • Separate 32/64-bit installers included
    • Inbuilt Outlook version check
    • Added environmental information

Advansys PST Creator 3.1

PST Creator 3.1 introduces the same flexible cloud-based license management system used in Archive To Go 3.1.  See below for key features and details.

    • Flexible license management
    • Compatible with previous licenses
    • Automated licensing options

    • New settings options
    • Additional logging detail
    • Minor fixes

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What's New in Detail

Licensing Management

  • New cloud-based authenticated license system.
  • Flexible user-managed account licensing.
  • Easy account licensing option during export process.
  • Backward compatible with existing license files.
  • Automated product licensing options for administrators.

Administration Settings

  • Disable the display of the About Dialog.
  • Disable the ability to install or modify a license.
  • Disable the ability to check for a software update.

Other Enhancements

  • Enhanced logging.
  • Sortable columns for list view.
  • Open PST folder link on Conversion History page.
  • Minor fixes.

Advansys PST Creator 3.0

PST Creator 3.0 introduced conversion automation, support for Archive To Go 3.0 and more.  See below for key features and details.

    • Conversion automation
    • Archive To Go monitoring
    • Advanced reporting

    • Conversion history
    • Enhanced conversion
    • Updated user interface

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What's New in Detail

Conversion Automation

  • Archive To Go output folder monitoring. When an Archive To Go archive export completes, this feature will automatically convert it to PST format.
  • New XML template feature enables the recording and reuse of conversion settings.
  • Start Advansys PST Creator and execute a template via a command line parameter or double-click a template file in Windows File Explorer.

Progress Reporting

  • New progress tab including a tree view which displays the account currently converting, accounts awaiting conversion and accounts completed.
  • New Conversion History tab for easy access to previous conversion session logs.
  • Displays details of folders processed for each converted account.
  • Visual indicators for success, warnings and errors.
  • Progress bars display overall conversion progress (batch processing), current account progress and account folder progress.


  • Updated color coded and hyperlink enabled user interface.
  • Support for automatically including all archives under a parent folder.
  • Imports GroupWise personal contact groups into Outlook.
  • Supports GroupWise message’s reply/forward status.
  • Supports GroupWise private message status.
  • Suppresses Outlook appointment reminders older than the conversion date-time.
  • Outlook message display style used for recipient name and email address.
  • Uses the GroupWise personal subject for the converted Outlook message and stores the original subject in an Outlook User Defined Field (UDF).
  • Support for Archive To Go 3.0’s external attachments feature.
  • Option to convert another archive during the same session.
  • Logging information updated.
    • Shows export time, machine name, available memory.
    • Summary and verbose logs for batch processing, including message types converted (i.e. email, contacts etc).
  • If matching contact fields are not found in Outlook (Manager, User ID, Modified Date etc), then append them to the contact’s notes text.

Advanced Options

  • Added print option for Outlook User Defined Fields (UDFs), which are used by the PST Creator to store information which does not have a direct equivalent in Outlook, such as the GroupWise message properties text and custom fields.
  • Convert GroupWise Notes to Outlook ‘all day’ appointments.
  • Append the GroupWise Note subject and start date to the converted Outlook Note’s body text.
  • Option to use the GroupWise message modified date for the converted Outlook message’s reply or forward date (default value FALSE).
  • Option to automatically add the Outlook data file (*.pst) to the current user profile.

“We have always been very pleased with Archive To Go’s performance and its cost to value ratio. I would not hesitate to recommend the product to any of my business associates. Perhaps one of the most reliable products we have ever implemented here.”

Steven J. Haessler – STRATTEC Corporation

“The best customer support a provider can supply is the support you never have to use. I believe in all the years we used the product, we may have had to contact support once. That’s quality.”

Steven J. Haessler – STRATTEC Corporation

“Thanks for your friendly help and support with Archive to Go 3.1 and 4 Beta. The Archive to Go 4 release is AWESOME! I don’t know how I managed without it and now rely on it. I run it on my cached mailbox and with the sync facility, it runs smooth and fast. Major kudos to all of you.”

Grant Botes – Human Resources professional

“I love your product; easy to use, and the CDs with the archived email test are user-friendly even for individuals who have very little or no experience with technology.”

Lidija Thompson-Ward – Grant MacEwan University

“I really, really do love the product, and I honestly use it every day! I believe it’s a fantastic product, and anyone who supports email should also have Archive To Go. Not only is the product great, but the support is awesome!”

Lidija Thompson-Ward – Grant MacEwan University

“When considering a disaster recovery plan, Archive to Go is, without question, one of the best tools that a company can have to periodically archive staff e-mail messages. We have used it on many occasions to recover from situations where e-mail has been deleted accidentally or maliciously.”

J.R. Harris – Wave Tech., Inc.

“Archive To Go is part of every disaster recovery plan we propose to our clients considering GroupWise Messaging. Their support is exceptional and the product performs just as we need it to. Our sincere thanks to their entire team for making us look good to our clients!”

J.R. Harris – Wave Tech., Inc.

“The software worked perfectly and we could not have completed the conversion project without Advansys Archive to Go and PST Creator. Our customer now has all their historical GroupWise email properly stored in PST files that are easily accessible and searchable via their Outlook client. Thank you Advansys!”

Scott Kunau – Innovative Global Technology Group

“I can honestly say that “Archive To Go” is the ONLY solution I have come across so far that effortlessly does exactly what it says it is going to do!”

Brendan Williams – Terason Pty Ltd

“Most importantly, not only are we satisfied but our departing Members and staff think it is fantastic!”

Louise Hanna – NSW Parliament

“Your product worked well in our conversion process. Feel free to reference me for any recommendations or references to other customers.”

William Taylor – City of Los Angeles

“Nothing short of absolutely brilliant would suffice for my experience with ATG and PST Creator. Elegant, rock-solid, and understandable by mere Ph.D.s (in Psychology no less) are my global reactions to your suite of programs.”

Alan D. Davidson, Ph.D. – Davidson Consulting

“We are to be counted among your greatest fans in all the Americas. Please extend our gratitude to your extraordinary team of world-class professionals. I have never met a finer group in 30+ years of worldwide consulting. I am now and will always be in your debt.”

Alan D. Davidson, Ph.D. – Davidson Consulting

“I’ve been around a few years and take personal recommendations very seriously. The following recommendation is without question one of the best companies I’ve ever worked with.”

Jeff Hayes – GroupWise User

“I searched 3+ years and tried without success multiple companies and software to convert GroupWise archives to a readable format. Novell suggested Advansys which I’m happy to report worked out perfectly. Advansys took my old archive files and returned them to me in a readable format in less than 24 hours. Great Company, Great people, Great Product! I highly recommend!”

Jeff Hayes – GroupWise User

“The Advansys PST Creator worked like a charm. I was able to create PST files from the Archive To Go archives quickly. We needed it for a request from a firm that could only handle PST files.”

Bob – IT Department

Advansys PST Creator extends the Archive To Go export format to support Outlook PST files. Please see below for more information.

    • Create PST files for Outlook/Exchange
    • Supports all GroupWise item types
    • HTML, rich text, plain text support

    • Batch processing
    • Filter by date range, folders
    • Easy to use

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Features in Detail


  • Easy to use Wizard conversion process.
  • Automated conversion through Archive To Go output folder monitoring.
  • Convert multiple Advansys Archive To Go archives and/or Advansys Portable Message folders in a single session.
  • Save conversion settings and reuse with an XML template file.
  • Create a new or import into an existing Outlook account.
  • Converts Mail, Appointments, Tasks, Notes, Documents and Contacts.
  • Conversion of plain text and HTML formats.
  • Detailed progress reporting.
  • Supports Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016.


  • Restrict conversion to a specified date range.
  • Convert the entire mailbox archive or choose which folders to export.
  • If no messages match the filter criteria, optionally exclude the (empty) folder from appearing in Outlook.


  • Detailed conversion log.
  • Access to conversion history.
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Click the heading below to review the Advansys PST Creator system requirements.

Solution Requirements

  • Advansys Archive To Go archive(s) or Advansys Portable Message folder(s) as the input data to be converted to Outlook format. For more information, see Archive To Go and Message Saver Pack.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Redistributable, Version 4.0 or above.
  • Microsoft Outlook® client 2003 or later version.
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader to access product documentation.

Usage note: When using Advansys PST Creator on a workstation with the GroupWise Client installed (which is not required for PST Creator operation), prevent Outlook using Novell MAPI default settings. There are known MAPI configuration issues when running both the GroupWise client and Outlook on the same workstation. Prior to conversion, to prevent Outlook using Novell MAPI default settings, configure the Outlook client to prompt on startup for the MAPI profile to be used. You can configure this behavior in the Outlook client under Options | Mail Services | Prompt for a profile to be used. On Windows XP or above, you can also set this option by using the Windows Control Panel | Mail | Show Profiles, “When starting Microsoft Outlook, use this profile:” Prompt for a profile to be used. When Outlook starts and prompts you for the profile, select the appropriate one to connect to your Outlook data.

Obtaining the Adobe Reader

The Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from: [Click Here]

Full Trial Offer

50 or more GroupWise users?

Discover the power of the Advansys PST Creator through a free, fully-functional evaluation offer. Complete the request form for the opportunity to convert an Archive To Go archive without the trial limit of 10 items per folder. The resulting PST file will be yours to keep indefinitely!
After download and installation, the software will operate in trial mode, which converts a maximum of ten (10) items per Archive To Go archive or Advansys Portable Message folder. A license may be purchased to enable full export capabilities. If a valid license is already installed, the software will operate according to the licensed type purchased.

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    Advansys PST Creator can be purchased by organizations licensed for Advansys Archive To Go – Mailbox Exporter for GroupWise. The Advansys PST Creator license is priced according to the number of Archive To Go archives which require conversion.  Only one license is required per GroupWise mailbox account regardless of the number of Archive To Go archives created for that account.  A licensed user account enables unlimited repeat conversions for that account.

    A special site license can be purchased by legal firms who need to convert Archive To Go archives or Advansys Portable Messages on behalf of a GroupWise customer.

      • Price relates to your organization’s Archive To Go license holdings.
      • Add 25% for optional annual maintenance (access to minor releases).
      • For further information, please contact Advansys or an Advansys Partner.

    Number of Archive To Go archives requiring conversionPrice (USD)
    Up to 50565
    Up to 100945
    Up to 2501695
    Up to 5002065
    Up to 10002495
    Up to 25003125
    Over 2500Contact Us
    Optional annual maintenance - ADD25%

    Legal Firm License

    Legal organizations which are performing research services for GroupWise customers who supply Archive To Archives or Advansys Portable Messages, may purchase Advansys PST Creator at the following pricing. A combination price for both Archive To Go and Advansys PST Creator is also available upon request. Please contact Advansys for details.

    Legal Firms OnlyPrice (USD)
    Unlimited Advansys PST Creator License1895
    Optional annual maintenance - ADD25%

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