Google’s new PST migration toolThe GAMMO tool allows you to import email, contacts and calendar items directly from an existing Outlook profile or a standalone PST file.
For the purposes of this document, I created a brand new PST file called “GoogleTest.pst”. Within that PST file I created two folders, one called “FolderA” and one called “FolderB”. Each folder contained around 15 emails.
Start by downloading the tool from Google’s site at:
This will bring you to the download screen directly:
Click on the “Download Migration Tool” button. This will automatically bring up the installer.
When the installer completes its initial download it will bring up the installer wizard.
You will need to sign in with your Brown Gmail account (First_Last@brown.edu).
You will then be taken to the user profile selection screen. The drop down menu will list all the currently available Outlook Profiles set up on your computer. The last option in the list will be “From PST File(s)…”
This option will allow you to browse for an existing PST file on your computer.
Once you have browsed to the correct PST file We will choose “Migrate all Data”
On the Migration settings screen, choose the options to import the items you want.
The migration will begin. The “Migration in Progress” screen will show the current status of the migration.
When the migration has completed, click “Close” to bring up the “Migration Completed” dialog box.
The installer has now completed. GAMMO is fully installed on your PC and may now be run again in the future from the Start menu.
Click Close to exit the installer tool and return to your desktop.
After completion, the GAMMO tool created two new labels in Gmail. The labels were named to correspond to the two folders that were created in the PST file:
These two labels had the correct items. They did not have any other labels attached to them, including “inbox” (ie. They were considered to be “archived” from the start).