Import a backup (.pst file) into Outlook

If you have made a backup (export) of your mailbox in a .pst file , you can easily import that into Outlook.

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Follow these steps in Outlook 2013:

  1. Via the navigation bar at the top left you go to “File”> “Open” and choose “Import / Export” in the menu (see image).
  2. Select “Import data from another program or file” and continue.
  3. Choose “Outlook data file (.pst)” and continue.
  4. Choose “Browse”, select your backup file and continue.
  5. Import the entire file, or click it via the arrow and select the folders / data that you want to import. Eg only your inbox and agenda.
  6. Click on “Finish” to import and check afterwards.

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Updated on 11 March 2020

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