A service of Password Crackers, Inc. ( offers services and software to convert your America Online (AOL)® Personal Filing Cabinet (.pfc) files and items to Microsoft Outlook® (.pst) format, Netscape® format, or Text (.txt) format.

America Online (AOL)® offers users the option to store incoming/read and sent email items in the AOL® Personal Filing Cabinet (.pfc). AOL® can store these items in the Personal Filing Cabinet on the userís local hard disk automatically if the user chooses this option. These items can then be reviewed by opening the Personal Filing Cabinet in AOL®. The Personal Filing Cabinet (.pfc) is stored on the local hard disk in a proprietary AOL® format.  In addition to email items, the Personal Filing Cabinet can store newsgroup messages, downloaded files, favorite places and the userís address book (as well as some other items.) The Personal Filing Cabinet is usually stored on the users hard disk in the AOL® directory in a subdirectory called \organize.  It will have the same name as the usersí AOL® screen name and no extension. offers a conversion service to convert data in the AOL® proprietary Personal Filing Cabinet (.pfc) format to either text format (.txt), Netscape® format, or Microsoft Outlook® format (.pst) so that users can access these email items without using AOL®. All Personal Filing Cabinet (.pfc) email items can be converted to either .pst or .txt formats. Newsgroup postings (if any) can only be converted to .txt or Netscape® format, since Microsoft Outlook® does not store newsgroup postings. We do not convert the list of downloaded files.  Addressbooks are converted to Outlook (.pst) format and Favorite Places are returned as a favorites.htm file which can be imported directly into Internet Explorer or other browsers.  At this time the service is only available to users on PC compatible platforms. We do not currently offer the service for users on Mac platforms. We can convert mail items from all PC versions of AOL. AOL® Personal Filing Cabinet (.pfc) conversion service is $75/PFC for files returned in Outlook .pst format. This includes conversion of AOL® stored email, Addressbook and Favorites. For files returned in other formats, files that contain newsgroup items, or bulk file conversions, please contact us first by email for a written quote.

Please contact us at to initiate AOL® Personal Filing Cabinet (.pfc) conversions. Weíll need to arrange to have you send us your files (which may need to be uploaded if they are over 2 Meg.) A completed agreement form is also required prior to beginning any work.  Please review our detailed instructions for sending files on our instructions page before sending files.

You may also purchase ePreserver software from a partner to perform these conversions yourself.

We have also added to our site links to complimentary products that we feel will enhance the usefulness of your AOL® account or will assist you in converting from AOL® to other systems. We have links to products that will allow you to convert your AOL® Addressbook and Favorites to a variety of formats or forward your AOL® or other web-based email to another account.  AOL® now allows you to use Outlook to read and send email with AOL®.  We have included information about using Outlook with AOL®.  Also, there is information about Corrupted or Damaged PFCs.

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