Tips to export PST files to Microsoft® Outlook Express
Explain PST files and why it is is needed to export the files to Microsoft Outlook Express. Mention techniques to carry out the process smoothly.
Microsoft Outlook Express is an email program with features that allow users to manage their email accounts efficiently. The support for multiple email accounts let users to handle their different email accounts using the same interface and controls. Microsoft Outlook Express has features for adding contact details, managing calendars, etc. It uses certain data files for saving the information provided by the users and it is usually termed as PST files. You can see a file named 'outlook.pst' in the local hard drive where Microsoft Outlook Express is installed. This file stores a part of each and every email the user receives, every calendar events, tasks, etc.
Discussed below are important aspects of PST files and ways how to export them to Microsoft Outlook Express:
- More on PST files
- Necessity of exporting
- Methods for exporting
More on PST files
Microsoft Outlook Express maintains a PST file for storing all the user related data. It is usually named as 'outlook.pst' and can be found in the local file folder where Microsoft Outlook Express is installed. Microsoft Outlook Express can use the same PST file with all of the different email accounts you are using. It also supports the different email protocols with the same PST file. It means that Microsoft Outlook Express manages only one PST file per program whatever be the number or type of email accounts you use.
Necessity of exporting
At times it is possible for the users to switch between email programs. If the older email program also uses a PST file for storing the user related data, then it will be a wise decision to export its PST file to Microsoft Outlook Express. This will allow the users to stick to their customized settings. Exporting the PST keeps the emails archived if it was previously archived on the older program.
A PST file can be easily exported to Microsoft Outlook Express by following some simple steps. Click ‘File’ menu from Microsoft Outlook Express and select ‘Import and Export’. Then select ‘Import from another program or file’ and click the ‘Next’ button. Click on ‘Personal Folder File (.pst)’ option from the list and click ‘Next’. Navigate to the file folder where the PST file is kept and double-click on the PST file. Click the ‘OK’ button and the PST file will be exported to Microsoft Outlook Express.
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