Moving Outlook 2010 data to a new computer

Bought a new computer? Want to move your outlook data but note sure how We’re here to help. This will work for Office / Outlook 2010.

Note: Empty your deleted items folder and anything else you no longer need. This will make the transfer process much quicker.

Follow these steps to export your information:

  • Click the File tab.
  • In the Outlook Options window, click Advanced.
  • Click Export.
  • In the Import and Export Wizard, click Export to a file, and then click Next.
  • Click Outlook Data File (.pst), and then click Next.
  • Select the folder to export, and then click Next.
  • Click Browse, and then select the location where you want the new .pst file to be saved.
  • In the File Name box, type the name that you want to use for the new .pst file, and then click OK.
  • Click Finish.

Follow these steps to import your information:

  • Click the File tab.
  • In the Open category, click Import.
  • In the Import and Export Wizard, click Import from another program or file, and then click Next.
  • Click Outlook Data File (.pst), and then click Next.
  • Type the path and the name of the .pst file that you want to import, or click Browse to choose the file to import.
Note: Under Options, it is recommended that you click Do not import duplicates, unless you want the imported information to replace or duplicate items that are already in Outlook.
  • Click Next.
  • Select the folder that you want to import. To import everything in the .pst file, select the top of the hierarchy.
Note: The top folder (usually Personal Folders, Outlook Data File or your email address) is selected automatically. Include subfolders is selected by default. All folders under the folder selected will be imported.
  • Click Finish.
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