With the GoldFynch PST viewer

Open the PST file directly from your browser

Use your favourite browser to open the PST file. All major browsers are supported (Chrome, FireFox, IE etc.,)

View files locally on your computer

Our advanced javascript viewer loads the PST file locally on your computer. At no point does the file ever leave your computer. It is not transmitted across the internet or any server. So all your information stays confidential.

The PST file is not modified in any way

Unlike opening the PST in your own copy of Outlook, the GoldFynch PST viewer does not make any changes to the file and email metadata.

View raw file metadata such as MAPI properties

Blazingly fast load times let you quickly view thousands of emails, and email properties, without having to run any processing.

Build a complete picture of your PST files.

Want to do more with your PST File?

Search emails? Redact ? Review? Tag? Produce? Then upload the PST file into a GoldFynch case. GoldFynch is the most affordable ediscovery review service, with prices averaging less than $6/GB/month. Get all the features like unlimited productions and case sharing for one low monthly price.

PST Viewer FAQ

What are PST files?

PST files (Personal Storage Table) are open proprietary file format from Microsoft that is used to store copies of emails, messages, calendar events and other items related to Microsoft Outlook. Find out more about PST files here.

How does the PST viewer work?

The PST viewer is a light weight javacript code block that leverages the same technologies used in the GoldFynch eDiscovery cloud service. When you load a PST file into the browser window, the javascript code analyzes the files and displays the results in the browser. All the work is done locally on your computer and nothing is transmitted to any server. This makes the PST viewer Mac, Linux, and Windows compatible. Just load it in any commonly-used web browser then drag-and-drop your PST/OST files.

Does the PST viewer open OST files and MBOX files?

Yes, the PST file viewer supports the OST format. It does not open MBOX files, but you can view MBOX files (exports from Gmail) for free using the GoldFynch MBOX viewer.

What are the advantages of this free PST viewer over other PST viewer software?

It provides the best free PST viewer experience by allowing you to quickly and easily view PST and OST files without any installation, downloads, or data uploads.

Is the PST viewer open source?

The GoldFynch PST viewer code is developed in-house and is not open source. If want to research how to read PST files and are looking for a PST reader open source project, there are various options on platforms like GitHub (these are just examples, not endorsed by GoldFynch.)

How are the files from my computer loaded in a browser window?

The browser references the files on your computer and the javascript code reads and analyzes the files locally.

Is it secure and confidential?

Absolutely! No information is transmitted outside your computer, or uploaded to the internet or any server.

Can I identify a corrupt PST file without opening it?

You can check PST files directly using the free GoldFynch PST Analyzer.

How can I fix corrputed PST files?

If you want to fix a corrupted Outlook PST file / Outlook data file, try using a tool like Microsoft's Inbox Repair tool (Scanpst.exe)

Is it possible to edit PST files with the viewer?

This tool is a PST and OST file reader and cannot be used as a PST editor; its purpose is assist in viewing files without modifying them in any way. This helps preserve their metadata, which is a key part of eDiscovery.

What if I want to search the PST files?

Searching requires additional functionality such as indexing. In order to search your PST file, you’ll have to create a GoldFynch case and upload the file to your case. Sign up for a free account and case here.

What about deleting, redaction and file review?

These functions are only supported in the GoldFynch eDiscovery application. www.goldfynch.com (Sign up for a free account).

Can I share the PST view with another user?

The only way to share the view is if the other user also has the same PST file locally, since no information is transmitted over the Internet and all functions are local to your computer. You could always create a case in GoldFynch, load the PST file into the case and share the case with another user. You can share cases in GoldFynch for free with unlimited users.