Export Outlook items to a Personal Folders file (.pst)

Information in Outlook can be exported to a Personal Folders file (.pst). This provides a way transfer Outlook items to another computer or to make a backup.

Folder properties such as permissions and views are not preserved when you export to a Personal Folders file (.pst). Only the content itself is exported.

  1. On the File menu, click Import and Export.

  2. Click Export to a file, and then click Next.

  3. Click Personal Folders File (.pst), and then click Next.

  4. Select the account — a top level folder — that you want to export. This enables exporting all mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes if available for that account.

Note    You can only export information for one account at a time.

Make sure that the Include subfolders check box is selected.

  1. Click Next.

  2. Click Browse to select where you want to save the Personal Folders file (.pst) and to enter a file name.

  3. If you are exporting to an existing Personal Folders file (.pst), under Options, specify what to do when exporting items that already exist in the file.

  4. Click Finish.

If you have multiple accounts, you must repeat these steps for each account.

Tip    To import information from a Personal Folders file (.pst), see Import Outlook items from a Personal Folders file (.pst).

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Applies To: Outlook 2007

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