How to use Outlook Express Backup in Personal Folder File Format

Today in each and every big organization the mailing system commonly used is outlook express. People generally take the outlook express backup of emails, contacts, notes, addresses and inbox, in personal folder file (.pst) format as its the most recommended format for taking the backup in outlook express. But they found difficulty in accessing outlook express backup in personal folder file (.pst). To use your valuable data saved in personal folder file (.pst) format, you guys have to follow few steps.

Steps to use outlook express backup in personal folder file (.pst) format are:

1.  Go to Start.
2.  Navigate to All Programs and click on it.
3.  There you will find Microsoft Office folder, click on it.
4.  From there, open the Microsoft Outlook Express.
5.  In the Microsoft outlook express window, click on File menu.
6.  In the list of menus navigate to the “Import and Export” option, click on it.

Outlook Express Backup in Personal Folder File Format
Outlook Express Backup in Personal Folder File Format
7.  A wizard with the title “Import and Export Wizard” will open.
8.  In the opened wizard select the “Import from another program or file” option from various options and click on next.
9.  As you click next, a ” Import a file” wizard will open, there you have to select the type of file you want to import from various options, choose personal folder file (.pst) as its recommended also, click on next.
10. A new wizard will open in which you have to browse the location from where you want to import the file.
11. In option menu in the same wizard, “replace duplicates with items imported” remains selected and click on next.
12. A new last wizard with the title “Import personal folders” will open, do not change the default settings, and click on finish.

Now your outlook express backup in personal folder file (.pst) format is useful for you again, as you have recovered all your data back and you can carry forward your work.


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