There are several reasons why you might want to import pst file in outlook.
  • You want to move Outlook items from one email account to another email account
  • You want to move Outlook items from one PC to another PC
  • You want to move Outlook items from PC to Mac or Mac to PC
  • You want to move Outlook items between local folders and an IMAP or Exchange server.

How to import pst file into Outlook

These instructions assume you’ve already exported your Outlook email, contacts, and calendar from another instance of Outlook, and now you want to import them to Outlook.
  1. At the top of your Outlook ribbon, select File.
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    This is what the ribbon looks like in Outlook 2016.

    If your ribbon doesn’t have a File option in the top left corner, you aren’t using an Outlook app installed on your computer.

  2. Select Open & Export > Import/Export. This starts the Import/Export wizard.
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    Choose Open & Export, and then choose Import/Export.
  3. Select Import from another program or file, and then click Next.
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    Import and Export Wizard Outlook
  4. Select Outlook Data File (.pst) and click Next.
  5. Browse to the .pst file you want to import. Under Options, choose how you want to deal with emails and contacts, then choose Next.
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    Choose the .pst file you want to import.
  6. If a password was assigned to the Outlook Data File (.pst), enter the password, and then click OK.
  7. If you’re importing the contents of your .pst file into your Office 365 mailbox, choose that mailbox here.

    If you’re NOT importing into your Office 365 mailbox, choose Import items into the current folder. This imports the data into the folder currently selected.

    Choose Mailbox
    To import your email, contacts, and calendar to your Office 365 mailbox, choose that mailbox here.
  8. Choose Finish. Outlook starts importing the contents of your .pst file immediately. When the progress box disappears, the import is finished. And that is how to import pst file in Outlook.

    If you’re importing your .pst file to your Office 365 mailbox, you may see a message that it’s trying to connect with Office 365. This happens when the Internet connection is interrupted, even for a moment. Once your Internet connection is re-established, Outlook will continue importing the .pst file.

    If you want to retrieve only a few emails or contacts from an Outlook Data File (.pst), you can open the Outlook Data File, and then, in the navigation pane, drag and drop the emails and contacts from .pst file to your existing Outlook folders.


Transition Your Email To The Cloud

If you’re tired of Outlook’s massive .pst  files clogging up your PC and slowing down your network, perhaps it’s time to think about Exchange online and Microsoft 365.


Today with Exchange Online, you can continue using familiar applications like Microsoft Office & Outlook, and simultaneously enjoy the benefits of next-generation cloud computing solutions – allowing you to work anytime, anywhere.

Best of all, because you and your staff already know how to use the email applications from Microsoft, implementing the Exchange Online solution won’t disrupt your business.

Exchange Online is built on the same technology as Exchange Server, giving your business the latest capabilities such as built-in archiving, optional Conversation View, MailTips, and powerful Web-based management tools for online deployments.  


With Exchange Online and Microsoft 365 from Full Spectrum Computer Services, you’ll never have to worry about the ongoing maintenance, patches, and upgrades of your technology infrastructure – so you can focus on what really matters.

The features and benefits of Microsoft 365 and Exchange Online business solutions from Full Spectrum Computer Services include:

•  Storage and speed – you get 50 GB mailboxes that can send attachments as large as 25 MB
•  99% uptime – financially-backed and guaranteed service
•  24/7 support – via telephone, the Web or email
•  Anti-virus and anti-spam – reliable, industry-leading security solutions
•  Disaster recovery – from third-party certified geo-redundant data centres that continuously replicate your data
•  Robust management tools – easily control distribution lists, user permissions and security policies
•  A familiar user experience – enjoy a minimal learning curve with software and programs you already know from Microsoft, including Outlook and Office
Seamless integration

•  Exchange Online is interoperable with your PC, Mac, BlackBerry, Android, iPhone and all major Web browsers


Take advantage of all your email has to offer!