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    Import Outlook Email, Contacts, and Calendar from PST file

    Import Outlook Email, Contacts, and Calendar from PST file

    How to Import Outlook Email, Contacts, and Calendar from PST file
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    How to Import Outlook Email, Contacts, and Calendar from PST file


    Outlook 2016 lets you focus on what’s important with a clear view of email, calendars, and contacts.

    If you have already exported your Outlook email, contacts, and calendar from another instance of Outlook, you can import them to Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Office for business, Office 365 Small Business, Outlook Web App for Office 365, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, Outlook on the web for Office 365 Business, Outlook on the web for Exchange Server 2016.

    There are several reasons why you might want to import Outlook items from an Outlook Data File (.pst).
    • You want to move Outlook items from one email account to another email account
    • You want to move Outlook items from one PC to another PC
    • You want to move Outlook items from PC to Mac or Mac to PC

    What data is imported?

    .Pst files are created when you export or back up email, contacts, and calendar to an Outlook .pst file. Outlook makes a copy of your email to the .pst file.
    • When Outlook exports emails to a .pst file, it includes any attachments. So, when you import a .pst file, you'll see your attachments.
    • Outlook does not export meta-data such as folder properties ( views, permissions, and AutoArchive settings); message rules; and blocked senders lists. So, they won't be imported, either.
    • When Outlook exports email, contacts, and calendar info to a .pst, it makes a copy of the information. Nothing is deleted from Outlook. You'll still see and have access to your email, contacts, and calendar in Outlook.

    This tutorial will show you how to import your Outlook email, contacts, and calendar items from a .pst file to Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2007.

    Fix problems importing an Outlook .pst file - Office Support



    Here's How:

    1. Open Outlook.

    2. Click/tap on the File tab at the top left of the Outlook ribbon (Outlook 2016). (see screenshot below)

    If your ribbon doesn't have a File option in the top left corner, you aren't using an Outlook app installed on your computer. See What version of Outlook do I have? to find your version of Outlook and to get to right import steps.

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    3. Click/tap on Open & Export on the left side, and click/tap on Import/Export on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Select Import from another program or file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Select Outlook Data File (.pst), and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Perform the following actions: (see screenshot below)

    A) Click/tap on Browse.

    B) Navigate to and select the .pst file you want to import, and click/tap on Open.

    C) Select (dot) Replace duplicates with items imported, Allow duplicate items to be created, or Do not import duplicate items to choose how you want to deal with emails and contacts.

    D) Click/tap on Next.

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    7. If a password was assigned to the Outlook Data File (.pst), enter the password, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Perform the action below for what you want to do, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshots below)

    A) If you're importing the contents of your .pst file into your Office 365 mailbox, choose that mailbox here.

    OR

    B) If you're NOT importing into your Office 365 mailbox, choose Import items into the current folder. This imports the data into the folder currently selected.

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    9. Outlook starts importing the contents of your .pst file immediately. When the progress box disappears, the import is finished.

    If you're importing your .pst file to your Office 365 mailbox, you may see a message that it's trying to connect with Office 365. This happens when the Internet connection is interrupted, even for a moment. Once your Internet connection is re-established, Outlook will continue importing the .pst file.

    If you want to retrieve only a few emails or contacts from an Outlook Data File (.pst), you can open the Outlook Data File, and then, in the navigation pane, drag and drop the emails and contacts from .pst file to your existing Outlook folders.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1.    04 May 2018 #1

    Thanks for this tutorial. But please tell me this will also work for Outlook 2007. I'm wanting to make the jump from Office2007 to an Office365 subscription, but can't find any reliable how-to information or confirmation that I can import all the thousands of emails, contacts, calendar appointments, etc. from 2007 to 365.
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  2. Posts : 29,983
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       04 May 2018 #2

    I'm not sure about that either from what I seen as well.

    You might post that question in the Microsoft Office and 365 forum area here to see if someone may know something definitive.
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  3.    04 May 2018 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    I'm not sure about that either from what I seen as well.
    You might post that question in the Microsoft Office and 365 forum area here to see if someone may know something definitive.
    Ok, thanks...I'll give that a try. A few days ago, I searched Microsoft's own Office support & forums...but that just leads you down a thousand different holes with no definitive answers.
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       06 May 2018 #4

    NEURO2015 said: View Post
    Ok, thanks...I'll give that a try. A few days ago, I searched Microsoft's own Office support & forums...but that just leads you down a thousand different holes with no definitive answers.
    Replied to you in your new thread: Upgrading Outlook 2007 to Outlook for Office 365 - Windows 10 Forums
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  5. Posts : 29,983
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       06 May 2018 #5



    We should have seen that.
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  6.    06 May 2018 #6

    Brink said: View Post


    We should have seen that.
    I'm convinced Kari used some kind of sorcery to find it. I never saw that MS page while doing my research for this upgrade. Like I mentioned, it's easy to go down a thousand rabbit holes on the MS support site and walk away with nothing useful. It also led me to this page, which is useful:
    Import and export Outlook email, contacts, and calendar - Office Support

    I'm a bit annoyed at MS, because they seem to deliberately avoid including O2007 in a lot of their support docs regarding upgrading to 365, although it's still very widely used. A lot of their Office upgrade docs reach back to O2010, then stop.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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