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How to Import PST file into Outlook 2021, 2019, and other versions?

Importing Outlook PST files to another Outlook version is always a headache. Not anymore, with this article you will be able to import your Outlook PST files, emails, and other Outlook data items eaily either using manual methods or tool provided. Yes, you read that right. with Remo's Outlook Migration Tool by your side, you can import PST files in just a few clicks. Download Remo Outlook Migration Tool now!!

When dealing with Outlook, you'll certainly need to import a PST file at some point. But what exactly is a PST?  "An Outlook Data File (.pst) contains your messages and other Outlook items and is preserved on your computer," according to Microsoft.

Some scenarios where PST import is required if you use Microsoft Outlook to send and receive emails:

  • After a PC replacement or OS reinstallation, you might want to revive the mailbox with a new PST.
  • Transferring PST from one system to another. (For example, Outlook.com to Gmail)
  • To transfer Outlook email data to the cloud. (Exchange Server to Exchange Online, Office 365, for example)

There are numerous methods for importing the PST file, regardless of the reason for doing so. Here, you will learn about the various methods for importing Outlook data files (PST). By the end of this article, you can be the judge which PST import technique is better for you.

How do I import a PST file into Outlook?

Follow the steps mentioned below to import the PST file in the following MS Outlook versions:

Table of Contents:

For Outlook 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013.How to import a PST file in Outlook 2021, 2019, 2016, and 2013?
For Outlook 2010How to import a PST file in Outlook 2010?
Outlook 2007 and older versionsHow to import a PST file in Outlook 2007?

Import PST files to Outlook 2021,2019,2016 and 2013:

Follow the method below to import Outlook data files to Outlook versions 2021,2019,2016 and 2013: 

  • Open Outlook and select File> Open & Export > Import/Export from the File Menu.
  • Choose Import from another program or file from the Import and Export Wizard window, then click Next.
  • Select Outlook Data File (.pst) from the Import a File dialogue box and click Next.
  • To find the PST file that has to be imported, click Browse. Select an appropriate option from the options box. 
  • After choosing the.pst file. select the folders and subfolders that should be imported into Microsoft Outlook. Then, select the profile and click Finish.

Later choose an email profile. All of the mail items in the specified PST file will be displayed.

Note: If you’re wondering how to import Outlook Tasks, you can also import or export the Outlook Tasks with Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool.

To import PST file in Microsoft Outlook 2010

Open Microsoft Outlook 2010. Click on the File tab, and select Open>Import. Then perform the same steps to import the PST file into Outlook 2010 as mentioned above.

Note: Easily transfer Outlook PST or OST files to another computer with the help of the Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool.

To import a PST file into Microsoft Outlook 2007, follow these steps.

  • Open Microsoft Outlook on your computer. Select Import and Export from the File Menu.
import pst file into Outlook
  • Select Import from another program or file from the Import and Export Wizard window, then click Next.
Click on import from another program
  • Select Personal Folder File (PST) from the Import a File dialogue box and click Next.
click on personal folder files pst to import pst file into outlook
  • To find the PST file that has to be imported, click Browse. Select an apt option from the options box and click the Next and Finish button.
Import PST file into Outlook 2007

You may access all of your mail items and sync them to your server mailbox after importing the PST.

These are the manual methods you can use to import PST files into any version of Outlook stated above. 

With Remo Back and Migrate tool, you won't have to bother with manual backups and imports of Outlook data. You can also preserve up to 25 GB of Outlook data on Remo using an in-built cloud storage service. 

This is a quick and super easy way wherein you can backup, export,  transfer, and import Outlook OST files and PST files effectively and migrates Outlook between devices and versions with all Outlook attributes such as calendar, notes, rules, and attachments, and many more. For a quick PST import, get the Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool.

A Smart way to Import Outlook PST file in any Outlook version:

To import a PST file to any Outlook profile you need to have a PST file that you want to import on the system or need to create a backup of the PST file that you want to import. With the help of the Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool you can effectively create a backup of the Outlook data file and import it easily. 

  • Download and Install the Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate software on your system.
  • Open the tool and select Backup or directly click on Migrate if you have a PST file already that you want to import into Outlook.
click on migrate to start moving pst file into Outlook
  • Now click on Browse and select the PST file that is already existing from the PC and click on Next.
import PST file into Outlook with help Remo Outlook backup and migrate tool
  • In the next screen, select the Outlook items that you want to import and click on Next.
import PST file into Outlook
  • After completion of the process just click on Finish and then you have successfully moved your PST file into Outlook.

You can also import or export OST files using the Remo Migration tool, plus Outlook items like Outlook contacts, and Outlook calendars as well.

Conclusion:

This article was aimed at making your import of PST files into Outlook 2021, 2019, 2016, 2010, and 2007 smooth by assisting you to backup your Outlook files without any hassle with Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool.  Do let us know in the comment section below if this article helped you with your Outlook PST import process. 

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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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