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How to Import old PST File Structure into New PST

In this post we are going to see the process of how to import old pst file into outlook 2007. The steps are similar to all the versions of Outlook. By using this simple guide you can import old pst file into outlook 2007, 2010 or even latest version of Outlook 2013. When you migrate from old Outlook version to a new one then it is sometime required to import old PST structure into New PST. In order to import old PST you need to follow some simple steps. This technique of importing old PST files to new PST does not require any third party tools at all. All you need to do is to follow below mentioned steps:

Step By Step Process to import old PST File structure to New PST

Step1: Open Outlook and click on File>>Import and Export
import and Export in MS Outlook
Step 2: Now a pop-up windows [Import and Export Wizard] appears. Select Import file from program or file and click Next button.
import from another program or file
Step 3: Now select the type of file to import. In this case select the Personal Folder File (PST) and click Next.

import Personal Folder File

  Step 4: Now you three options 
  1. Replace Duplicate with items imported [This will remove all the duplicate items during import process].
  2. Allow Duplicate to be created.
  3. Do not import Duplicate.
You can choose these options accordingly. By default option 1 is set. Click on Browser button to locate the PST file in your system, Pen drive or any other external media and click open button. Now click on Next button to start the process of import PST. 
Step 5: You can choose folders to import from PST. Also there is an option to include subfolders.
You can also use Filters to filter out unwanted emails from being import and select only particular on based on subject, To, From etc.
Step 6: Click on Finish Button and you will get same old PST file structure into new PST. This is the easiest method to import old PST file which works on every version of MS Outlook.

Error While importing PST Files

You might get error like "This personal folder file (.pst) is already in use in the current profile." which is because you are trying to import file which is already present in your current profile. 

You can get rid of this PST error either by changing your current profile or by choosing the suitable file to import which is not present in current profile. 


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