How to export a .PST from Outlook 2010

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Click Advanced.


  4. Under Export, click Export.

    1. Please note: The Import and Export Wizard can also be opened by clicking the File tab, clicking Open, and then clicking Import.


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

  6. Click Outlook Data File (.pst), and then click Next.

  7. 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.

    1. Please note: Only information for one account can be exported information 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 Outlook Data File (.pst) and to enter a file name. Click OK to continue.

    1. Make a note of where you saved this file, you will need it later

    2. Please note: If you have previously used the export feature, the previous folder location and file name appear. Make sure that you change the file name if you want to create a new file instead of using the existing file.


  1. If you are exporting to an existing Outlook Data File (.pst), under Options, specify what to do when exporting items that already exist in the file.

  2. Click Finish.

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