How to import a backup file into Outlook

Tech Tricks

Tech Tricks

This article first appeared August 9, 2011.


If you’ve saved all your Outlook emails through a backup file, then you’re probably left wondering what to do with it. Fortunately the way to get those files back into Outlook is pretty simple.


First, you need to select “File” and then “open”, and then “import”. Then, click on “Import from another program or file”, and then click on “next”. You’ll then need to choose the “PST” file type.


Then, browse for the file, and then click through the prompts. You may also want to replace duplicate emails.


After that, your emails will be reinstated into you Outlook browser.

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