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Import and Export Outlook Tasks in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013

Summary: Be it taking a backup of Outlook tasks or exporting Outlook Tasks to Excel or another computer. This article has got it all covered. By the end of this article you will know how to backup, export and import Outlook Tasks all by yourself.

Outlook Tasks:

Before going into how to export Outlook Tasks lets try to understand what Outlook Task is and how does it function? Basically, a task is an item you create using the To Do feature in Outlook, helps you keep track of the task and get it done by setting reminders.

Outlook Tasks or To do is a handy feature for organisations to track and get the tasks done in time. Let's cut to the point, when you are upgrading your Outlook or moving Outlook to a new computer you will have to export Outlook Tasks as well.

Where to find Outlook Tasks?

You can find the Outlook Tasks or To Do folder in the navigation pane at the bottom. You will have icons representing calendar, contacts and then you will have Tasks or To do.

If you are skeptical about manually exporting Outlook tasks or any other attributes, Remo Outlook Tool for Backup and Migrate is a must try software. The tool can backup any outlook data in a single click and help you transfer it to another computer in no time. Before you manually export Outlook Tasks, give Remo Outlook Backup Tool a try for free. Download the software for free now.

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How to Export Outlook Task to Excel or CSV?

To export Outlook Tasks to an Excel or spreadsheet, follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Open Outlook, go to File
  • Select Open & Export > Import/Export
    click on import or export
  • An Import and Export wizard opens, select Export to a File
    select export to a file to export Outlook tasks
  • Select Comma Separated Values and click on next

  • Now choose the Outlook Tasks folder and click on next
  • Select Replace duplicates with items exported avoid duplicates and click on Finish.

How to Backup or Export Outlook Tasks into a PST File?

If you are looking to export Outlook tasks to another computer, it is recommended to export Outlook Tasks into a PST file. You can later import Outlook Tasks from the PST file in another computer.

Follow the below mentioned steps to export Outlook Tasks into a PST file:

Step 1: Open Outlook and click on File then select Open and Export option

Step 2: Click on Import/Export, select export to a file and click on next

Step 3: Now select Outlook data file or (.pst) and click on next

Step 4: Select the Tasks folder in Outlook which you want to export

Step 5: Save the backup PST file and click Finish

How to import Outlook Tasks?

The process of importing Outlook Tasks is almost similar to the previous process of exporting Outlook Tasks. To import Outlook tasks follow above mentioned steps until step 2 and the rest is mentioned below:

  • After selecting import or export, now click on import from another program or file and click on nextclick on import from another program or file to import Outlook tasks
  • If you want to import Outlook Tasks from a Excel or Spreadsheet click on Comma Separated value and click on next
  • If you want to import Outlook Tasks from a PST file click on Outlook data file(.PST) and hit the next button
  • In the next screen select the respective file that contains Outlook Tasks (.CSV or .PST)
  • Now select Replace duplicates with items imported to avoid duplicate tasks.

And when you hit that finish button you have successfully imported Outlook tasks from Excel or PST.

Bonus Tip: Did you know that just like Outlook Tasks you can export Outlook calendar manually, know more here.

A Better Way to Export Outlook and other attributes:

The above mentioned manual methods can be a herculean task if you aren’t well acquainted with Outlook. Moreover, while you are backing up Outlook PST file or transferring Outlook to a new computer you shouldn’t be putting your precious Outlook data at risk.

There is a need to look at Outlook data seriously and priority should be protecting it.

Remo Backup and Migrate Tool for Outlook is an answer to the underlying issues with respect to Outlook Backup and Migration across devices.

The tool can simply wind up the process of backing Outlook PST  file with all its important attributes like emails, contacts, notes, tasks, etc. along with the Outlook account settings which you can do when you manually export in no time.

Be it transferring Outlook emails to new computers or moving Outlook data to upgraded Outlook versions, Remo can assist you by doing the task for you.

Final Thoughts:

The above mentioned methods will definitely help you to backup, export or import Outlook Tasks. However if you are trying to move important Outlook contacts, notes or emails, it is recommended to try Remo Backup and Migrate for Outlook which is completely safe and quick.

Do let us know your thoughts, queries in the comment section below.

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Tony Landry

Tony Landry is a Web Content Editor at Remo Software. He loves to write, edit, and manage content for users trying to troubleshoot and fix problems on Windows, Outlook, storage drives and Cloud storage networks.

He has published more than 200 articles in Remo Software blog. He actively engages in research and problem-solving techniques to consistently generate great web content. Fixing various hardware problems on computer and storage devices along with a great knack for fixing Outlook errors, Tony is also the fun-time IT guy for all his work friends. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys cycling.

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