How do I backup my .pst file from my Microsoft Outlook profile?

 
To retrieve the .pst file from your computer to backup onto a USB or external Hard-drive, for transferring to another computer, follow the below instructions:
 
First, search for files on your computer.  Your search should be  for *.pst  

Next, you will see a list or just one '.pst' file.  This is the file where Outlook stores your emails, folders, contacts and calendars.   If you are unsure as to which one it is if you multiple ones, save all of them so that you will have all accounts that were previously setup in Outlook for retrieval on another computer.  Transfer these files to the external storage device, then move then to your new computer.  

Finally, use open Outlook and setup your new e-mail acccount.   After this is completed you can go to File > Open > Outlook Data File.   This should then populate the folder list on the left side showing you your e-mails and contents.


 
 
 
 

Was this answer helpful?

 Print this Article

Also Read

How do I Export my local Exchange Mailbox to a .PST file?

This is the first step of instructions that takes you through the process required to migrate...

Importing your local .pst file to the new Exchange Configuration.

(Please see "Important Note" at the bottom before proceeding) The following set of...

I keep getting an 'enter password' pop-up box in my mail program, why is this happening?

There are several reasons why your are getting a pop-up box in your mail program, but in almost...

Setting Up POP Email On your iPhone or iPad

To setup your iPhone or iPad to send receive e-mail, please do the following:1.  Go to Setting...

I lost my e-mail password

If you have lost your email password, you can do one of the following: 1) Contact your 'Domain...