Import PST to Outlook Profile With Ease – Learn How

import pst to outlookAre you having a large number of Outlook data files? Do you want to import PST to Outlook profile? You can add or attach PST files to Microsoft Outlook profile by using either an easy manual trick or a 3rd party tool. Manual trick doesn’t require any 3rd party interference, but it’ll take enough time if you have numerous files. But if you want to add PST files quickly, then you can try professional Add Outlook PST software.

Things to remember

  • Before adding the PST file(s), make sure that the Read-Only attribute of the file is not selected. You may receive an error message given below (if the attribute is selected):

The specified device, file, or path could not be accessed. It may have been deleted, it may be in use, you may be experiencing network problems, or you may not have sufficient permission to access it. Close any application using this file and try again.

  • If you’ve stored the PST files on any removable device, such as: floppy disk, portable hard disk drive, CD-ROM, magnetic tape cassette, or any other storage medium, you need to insert or connect the storage device to your system. After that, copy the PST file to the hard disk drive of the computer. Again make sure that the Read-Only attribute is not selected. If it’s selected, clear it and copy the file again.

how to add PST files to Outlook

Import PST to Outlook Profile Manually

For Microsoft Outlook 2010 Users

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Outlook on your system, and click the File tab.
MS Outlook 2010

Step 2: In the File menu, click Open category > click Import.
how to import PST to Outlook 2010

Step 3: On the Import and Export Wizard, click Import from another program or file, and then click Next.
how to import PST to Outlook 2010

Step 4: Click Outlook Data File (.pst), and then click Next.
how to import PST to Outlook 2010

Step 5: Now type the path and name of the PST file that you want to import, or click Browse to choose the file to import.
how to import PST to Outlook 2010
Note: Under Options, you’ll get three different options. Kindly check Do not import duplicates box in order to avoid duplicate items. You can also select other options as per your requirement.

Click Next to continue the process.

Step 6: Select the folder that you want to import from. For e.g. to import everything in the PST file, select the top of the hierarchy.
how to import PST to Outlook 2010
Note: The top folder (usually Personal Folders, Outlook Data File or your email address) is selected automatically, and the Include subfolders is selected by default. All folders under the folder selected will be imported.

Step 7: Now finally click Finish to start importing PST to Outlook.
how to import PST to Outlook 2010
It will take a couple of minutes to complete the importing process. Kindly don’t cancel the process.

For Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2003 Users

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Outlook client on your system.

Step 2: On the File menu, click Import and Export.

If the option in unavailable, then you need to move the pointer over the chevrons at the bottom of the menu, and then click Import and Export.

Step 3: Now click Import from another or file, and then click Next.

Step 4: Click Personal Folder File (.pst), and then click Next.

Step 5: Now type here the path and name of the PST file that want to import, and then again click Next.

Step 6: Here select the folder that you want to import. To import everything in the PST file, select the top of the hierarchy.

Step 7: Finally click Finish.

Professional Solution 

Although the tricks (given above) can help you add PST files to your Outlook profile, but it’ll take a lot of time to complete this action. If you have numerous PST files in your system, you need to add one by one using the manual tricks given above (according to your Outlook version).

SysInfoTools Software offers an excellent solution to import PST to Outlook profile within a few mouse clicks. Its Add Outlook PST tool can can help you add numerous PST files at a time to your Outlook profile. You can select as much PST files as you want for addition to the Outlook profile. Before you can use this tool for PST addition, you need to make sure that the PST files are valid, i.e. not corrupt. If they are corrupt, then first you need to repair them. You can read this blog post to know how to repair PST file: Repair PST File by using Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe)

Important note 

Demo version of Add Outlook PST tool is available for free download. Users can download the demo version for free evaluation. Demo version of this tool will allow users to import PST to Outlook profile which are up to 10 MB of size.

Watch the online video tutorial below

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