Importing an Outlook Data File (.pst) into Microsoft Outlook 2016

In this article, we will show you how to import Outlook Data Files into Microsoft Outlook 2016. These .pst files are typically created when backing up your email account in Outlook.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Open Outlook and click File > Open and Export.
  • Choose Import/Export.
  • In the Import/Export Wizard that opens, select Import from another program or file.
  • Click Next.
  • Select Outlook Data File (.pst) and click Next.
  • Click Browse to locate the file, and then click Next.
  • Select the folders to be imported and, if necessary, check Include subfolders.
  • Finally, click Finish to perform the import.

You have successfully imported your .pst backup file into Outlook.