Open Outlook Data Files (.pst)

If you have an Outlook Data File (.pst) that doesn’t appear in the Folder Pane, you can add it so that you can work with the items in the data file.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Open and Export, and then click Open Outlook Data File.

    Open an Outlook data file

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To open an Outlook Data File (.pst) created by using Microsoft Outlook 2013, go to the Documents\Outlook Files folder.

    • To open files created in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and earlier, go to drive:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.

Applies To: Outlook 2013



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