How To Import And Export Email From Outlook To A PST File

This is a step by step guide for anybody who wants to export and import email from Outlook to a PST file.

To Export:

With you email open, click File and this screen will appear:


 Image titleNext, click on Open & Export and you will see this appear:


Image title

If you click on Import/Export you will see this appear:


Image title

Next, click Export to a file and then Next and you will see this:


Image title

Now click Outlook Data File (.pst) and then Next and this box will appear:


Image title

Select the folder to export from, click Next and you will see this box:


Image title

Decide where you want to save the PST file and what you want to call it - make sure you remember what you have called your PST file and where you have saved it.

It may ask you to give your PST file a password, but there is no need to do that.

Then decide which of the options shown above is appropriate and click Finish.


To Import:

With your email open, click File and this screen will appear:


Image title

Now click on Open & Export and you will see this:


Image title

Next, click on Import/Export and this will appear:


Image title

Now click Import from another program or file and then Next and you will see this:


Image title

Now click Outlook Data File (.pst) and then Next and this screen will appear:


Image title

Then browse to the file you created earlier, decide which of the options shown above is appropriate and click Finish.

Leave a comment

Fields with * are required.

Please enter the letters as they are shown in the image above.
Letters are not case-sensitive.

Categories