Exporting data into a .pst file from Outlook 2007

File Menu

File Menu

Select File, then Import and Export.

Import and Export Wizard

Import and Export Wizard

Select Export to a file and click Next.

Export to a File

Export to a File

Select Personal Folder File (.pst) and click Next.

Export Personal Folders

Export Personal Folders

Select the folder from which the data will be exported and click Next.

Note: Selecting the top level account folder will save all e-mail messages, contacts, calendar information, etc. to the .pst file.

Rename file from "backup.pst" to desired file name(ie. oldemail.pst). Duplicate options do not apply since this is a new backup file. Click Finish to continue.

Outlook will prompt for an optional password. Click OK without setting a password, as the additional layer of security may cause issues when importing the .pst into a client or Exchange server.

Outlook will export the .pst to the location set previously. When complete, the file will be available in the specified location. Larger .pst files can take several minutes to process.