Product Review: Stellar Phoenix OLM repair

Stellar Phoenix OLM repair is a versatile tool to repair your corrupted OutLook data file (.OLM). Learn more about the features of this software

The popularity of Microsoft to develop a similar email client for Macintosh users, as they are not much happy with the features Mail (or Apple Mail), is providing. Considering the point, Microsoft, after a long period of uphill struggle developed Outlook for Mac OS X, which actually pulled Mac users' towards it, and therefore Microsoft registered a rapid increment in the number of users. However, corruption in Outlook data file (*.OLM file) is the issue that has not been defected yet. Quite possibly, Microsoft is looking for development of an OLM repair tool.

Well, we cannot say if Microsoft is going to launch a tool for Mac users to get their corrupt OLM files repaired, or the company is already working on getting the problems with the OLM file fixed at the earliest. However, Stellar Data Recovery, the company providing data recovery/repair products and services for past two decades, has already introduced Mac users with its OLM repair tool – Stellar Phoenix OLM Repair.

Well, before putting a repair tool into action, the very first feature the software must incorporate is a simple and user-friendly interface, and I must say Stellar OLM repair brings you a self-directive interface, making it 'Do-it-Yourself' software (See the screenshot below).

Stellar Phoenix OLM repair - Step 1

As you can see, the 'Select OLM File' dialog has three options – 'Browse', 'Close', and 'Start', along with the usage instructions. To begin with, the software requires locating the corrupt OLM file on the Mac, and scans it thoroughly for Outlook mailbox, including email, contacts, calendar, notes, and tasks.

Quick Scan

On selecting the OLM file, the software takes a while to scan it for mailbox items, including individual email messages and other stuff, and then creates a tree of the folders in the mailbox (See the screenshot below) in the left pane.

Stellar Phoenix OLM repair - Step 2

Well, the tree itself has some significant features. For instance, you can repair selected folders in the OLM file if required. Apart from this, this OLM repair software facilitates to preview email messages and other stuff.

Preview Repaired Items

Outlook for Mac 2011 is the latest version of this email client from Microsoft, which facilitates email exchange, managing calendar, storing contacts info, creating notes, and scheduling tasks at a single platform. All these mailbox items are stored in an OLM file that is susceptible to corruption due to random causes. Stellar Phoenix OLM Repair tool efficiently repairs the corrupt OLM files and rescue all email messages, and other stuff in the mailbox. After scanning the corrupt OLM file, you can preview each email message individually.

On the software toolbar, a separate button for each mailbox item provided, which on clicking displays the particular type of contents in a three-pane window. The message icon displays the tree in the left pane, which one selecting a folder reveals it contents at the right. Selecting an item (i.e. mail) in the right pane enables to preview it.

Stellar Phoenix OLM repair - Step 3

Likewise, preview of other items - contacts, calendar, notes, and tasks - in the mailbox (or the OLM file) is also available right in the same window. For this, all you need to do is to switch to respective option given on the software toolbar.

Save Repaired Items

Outlook for Mac OS X imports and exports mailbox items in an .rge file that can be imported into Outlook client installed on another Mac machines. Stellar OLM repair after repairing the corrupt OLM file exports the repaired data in the same .rge file, namely 'Main Identity.rge' by default, which you can directly import into Outlook for Mac OS X.

Stellar Phoenix OLM repair - Step 4

Saving the repaired mailbox items requires clicking the 'Save Repaired File' folder icon on the toolbar, and then a location on the Mac (see the screenshot below) to save the .rge file.

System Requirements

The performance of a software depends on a number of factors, system configuration is one the vital factors in the list. Stellar OLM Repair requires the following system configuration at least to perform intended tasks:
• Mac OS X supported version: Mac OS 10.5.8 or later
• Memory: 1 GB (min.)
• Disk Space Required: 55 MB of free space
• Supported Outlook Version: Outlook for Mac 2011

Testing Systems Configurations

Based on the minimum system configuration required for the software (as mentioned above), it works efficiently. However, to check if the software can perform better, we ran it on two Mac systems with the following configurations:

Test System 1

• OS X Version: Mac OS X Mavericks
• Processor: 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
• Memory: 4 GB
• Free space on Boot Volume: 73.24 GB
• Outlook version: Outlook for Mac 2011

The aforementioned system configuration makes this OLM repair software perform considerably well. The time elapsed in repairing the OLM file as well as in saving the repaired items is pretty less as compared to a Mac running on a basic set of system configuration as required.

Test System 2

• OS X Version: Mac OS X Lion
• Processor: 2 x 1.9 GHz
• Memory: 2 GB
• Free space on Boot Volume: 21.79 GB
• Outlook Version: Outlook for Mac 2011

On Test System 2 with the aforementioned configuration, the performance graph of the software lies in between the graph of the Mac with basic system configuration required and that of the Test System 1, which makes it clear that Stellar Phoenix OLM Repair tool performs significantly well on latest Mac machines.


• Simple and user-friendly interface
• Quick Scan engine
• Preview of repaired emails, calendar, tasks, contacts, and notes
• Supports Outlook for Mac 2011
• Free to Try
• Pricy

The Bottom Line

Based on the software performance on both the Test Systems, we found the software performance varies with system configuration (which is obvious). However, the level of corruption Stellar Phoenix OLM Repair tool fixes makes it an efficient tool to get the OLM files repaired easily, efficiently, and in a reliable manner. I can say that this is a good tool to repair OLM backup file. You can get this software from

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Guest Author: johnsmith881104 Sep 2014

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