Tips to import .PST files to Microsoft® Outlook Express
Discuss the different methods that can be employed to import .PST files to Microsoft Outlook Express. What purpose is served by importing the files?
.PST files are also called as the personal storage folders. The personal storage folders are used to store or to create data back up for all your files that you are managing with your MS Outlook Express. Backup of data on your MS Outlook Express is very important to help you to over come ay data failure or deletion issues. In any case you happen to encounter a data loss issues, the backup up files will help you to restore the data quickly. The data backup must be done first so that you can import the files to MS Outlook Express in case of a data failure issue or a computer migration. Importing .PST files to MS Outlook Express is very simple, especially when using the Import Export Wizard tool.
The need to import .PST files to MS Outlook Express and the tips to do it are discussed below:
- Need to import .PST files
- Select the device for import
- Importing data
Need to import .PST files
You may need to import the .PST files to MS Outlook Express due to a variety of reasons. You can always create backups for your pst files in MS Outlook Express. The backed up .PST files can be used to restore or to help you move the data in case of any data mishaps. There may be some issues with your hardware or unexpected data loss issues. In such cases you can store a backup of .PST files in a drive or hard disk and import it back again in case of any issues.
Select the device for import
To import .PST files to MS Outlook Express, you can select the device in which you have stored the files. You can copy the files to the hard disk of your computer if you have stored the files on a removable device. Before you copy the files, you need to make sure that the Read-Only attribute is not selected as this may lead to some errors while importing.
Now you need to open MS Outlook Express. You can navigate to the File menu, click on the Import And Export option. Now you can click on the Import option from another program or file, and after that you need to click Next. You can then select the Personal Folder File (.PST), and then click Next. Now you can provide the location and the name of the file to be imported. Now you can click Next and chose the folder you want to import, if you wish to import everything, you can select the top of the hierarchy and finally click 'Finish' to complete the import of data to your MS Outlook Express.
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