Import & Export PST in Outlook

A .pst file is an export of your email account from outlook. This can include your email, contacts and calendars so is useful for either a backup or migrating from one account to another or even another computer.

**How to Export:**

1. Open Microsoft Outlook,
2. Click on File > Open & Export > Import/Export
3. Select **Export to a File** and Press Next.
4. Select **Outlook Data File (.pst)**, Press Next
5. The window will now list your accounts and Folders. Click on your email account to export everything.
6. Tick include subfolders, Press Next
7. Save exported file as, browse where you want it to be saved (e.g to save to Desktop)
8. Then press OK
9. You will notice a .pst file created on your Desktop

**How to Import:**

1. Open Microsoft Outlook,
2. Click on File > Open & Export > Import/Export
3. Select **Import from another program or file**, Press Next
4. Select **Outlook Data File (.pst)**, Press Next
5. Browse the .pst file you created
6. Click on Next

 

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