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Downloads of v 4.1:


Last Update:

12 Nov 2016

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Software Author(s):



ost2pstware ost pst reader outlook admin

Free PST Reader (Install)

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Free PST Reader (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Free PST Reader (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Free PST Reader (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade free-pst-reader -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade free-pst-reader -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install free-pst-reader
    name: free-pst-reader
    version: '4.1'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'free-pst-reader' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '4.1'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller free-pst-reader
    Name     = "free-pst-reader"
    Version  = "4.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'free-pst-reader':
  ensure   => '4.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 14 Nov 2016.


Screenshot of Free PST Reader

Key Features of the Applications

  • Read and Open PST files without using Outlook
  • Gives you a proper view emails along with Attachments
  • Allows you to view contacts, journals, task, emails and other items.
  • Simple and easy to use program with extensive features to meet the user requirement
  • PST Viewer doesn't require Outlook to open .pst files
  • Support PST files generated from all version of Outlook

Free Outlook Viewer

You don't need to buy or purchase the tool, it is absolutely free program. You can easily download and install the software without investing a single penny. It is a free software to open PST file without Outlook

Preview Mails and Attachments

The exclusive feature of this PST Viewer software is that it provides an easy access to your all Outlook mail items. Even you can get a preview of attachments which are fixed with the mails in the same panel of the screen.

Operate Without Outlook

This tool is developed to explore PST files when Outlook is not installed. So you can make use of this software when you don't have Outlook installed or facing error while accessing PST file in MS Outlook

View all .pst Mail items

All in one PST Viewer tool which allows you to explore all items of .pst Outlook data files. You can view and read items such as contacts, task, journals, and other folders such as inbox, deleted items, sent items etc.

Open Password Protected PST

This tool is developed with powerful algorithms to provide user an accessibility to PST files which are password protected. This means that Outlook Viewer can readily open PST data files which are locked and ask for password to get access

Read corrupted PST files

PST Opener is the efficient tool designed to view PST files which are corrupted or damaged. Rather than going for expensive tools to recover it, you can easily explore and read PST files using this free ware application which requires no amount to be paid.

Supports both ANSI and UNICODE PST

Unicode format files are new PST files format generated by latest Outlook version such as 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 whereas, ANSI format is used by previous version of Outlook. This PST reader supports both Unicode and ANSI PST file formats

Impose no limitation on file size

In Outlook Viewer, there is no restriction imposed on size of PST file. Large size PST file can also be explore without any error. So, don't worry if you have heavy size PST files this software performs well even with large size PST files.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName= 'free-pst-reader'
$softwareName = 'Free PST Reader*'
$installerType = 'EXE'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = 'http://ost2pstware.com/dl/free-pst-reader.exe' 
$checksum   = 'D47196DB378B0F2B1F1F781F3274FB8FFA911861C6465BF61DC4FA208FA7E466'
$validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = $installerType
  url           = $url
  validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
  silentArgs    = $silentArgs
  softwareName  = $softwareName
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256' 

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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