Import pst files into Mailbox in Outlook Desktop App

Note: .pst files are not supported by UNH IT.

Import email, contacts, and calendar from .pst files in Outlook Desktop App

  1. Open your Outlook client and in the ribbon, select File
  2. Select Open & Export > Import/Export

Open & Export

  1. Select Import from another program or file (default) and then click Next
  2. Select Outlook Data File (.pst) and click Next
  3. Browse to the .pst file you want to import
  4. Under Options, choose how you want to deal with emails and contacts, then choose Next
  5. If a password was assigned to the Outlook Data File (. pst ), enter the password, and then click OK
  6. If you're importing the contents of your .pst file into your Office 365 mailbox, choose that mailbox
  7. 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 selecte
  8. Choose Finish. Outlook starts importing the contents of your .pst file immediately. When the progress box disappears, the import is finished.  
  9. 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.  

More information is available at Microsoft -- Import Email, Contacts, and calendar from and Outlook .pst file  


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