How to open & import PST file in Outlook?

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This article will guide you to import PST file to Outlook with hassle free steps. The instructions in the described method will help you in both the cases if you are an active user of Outlook email client or not.

If you are an Outlook user, there can arise many situations when you need to open a PST file to access the stored information. This situation could be something like this:

1:- If you have configured your same email account on a new computer.

2:- When you want to access other Outlook users’ email database.

3:- When you have shifted to another email client but you want to access previous email messages.

How to import PST file in outlook 2016 and other all?

There are two methods to import a PST file into Outlook. We will know both the methods one by one.

1:- Using Open & Export Method:

Step 1: Open the Microsoft Outlook application.

Step 2: Press the File tab having on the top left corner of the screen.

Step 3: The File tab will consist of the option of Open & Export. Click on it.

Step 4: After that, click Open Outlook Data File.

Step 5: You will see the Browse window. Here select the PST file that you want to open.

Step 6: Finally, you can reach all the data you tried to open in the outlook application. Click on the folder in the Outlook bar.

Step 7: To exit the application, click on Close.

2:- By new items drop down menu button

Step 1: Click on Home >> New Items >> More Items >> Outlook Data File.

Open PST file

Step 2: Under Create or Open Outlook Data File window, select PST file, add a password for security purposes and click on the Ok button.

Open Outlook Data file

Step 3: Now, a form will appear to add a password for PST. Create the password and click on Ok.

Create PST Password

Note: Click the check box to Save this password to your password list. Otherwise if you forget, it cannot be recovered without third party password removal tool.

Step 4: Check in your All Folder list with name of PST file to read the PST data.

How to open PST file without Outlook?

If you do not have to profile on Outlook, but you want to open and read the PST file data, you are required to use the MailsSoftware Free PST Viewer is a third-party tool.

Step 1: Download and install the MailsSoftware Free PST Viewer on your computer.

Step 2: Click on the Add File button, browse the PST, and tap on Open.

Step 3: Now the PST file data will be loaded into the application. Select an email message within a folder to view email information stored in the PST file.

Step 4: Click on Close button on the top left corner for exit the application.

Conclusion: Hopefully, you have successfully opened a PST file in Microsoft Outlook by following the steps mentioned above. In this article, we have tried to explain all the things broadly. Please comment if you still face problems after reading the full article. We would be happy to help you.

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