How to add a personal folders file (PST) to an Outlook Profile (Exchange 2010)

  • Synopsis

    This guide will show you how to add a local Personal Folder (pst) file to the Folders List view of Outlook.
  • Applicable to

    All hosted Exchange 2010 accounts.
  • Prerequisite

    • a hosted Exchange 2010 account
    • Outlook 2010
  • How to

    1. Open Outlook.
    2. In the top left of Outlook, click on File.
    3. Go to InfoClick on the Account Settings drop down, and then click Account Settings.
    4. In the window that pops up, click the second tab Data FilesClick on the Add… icon. Give your PST file a name (they call it “Outlook Data File", which makes much more sense to end users), choose where it goes, and then hit OK.
    5. Add password and click OK.
    6. Close the Account Settings window, and you will be back to the main Outlook window.
    7. Your new PST (Outlook Data File) will be over on the left, and you can create new folders and drag mail into them (or setup rules).

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  • Keywords

    add, personal folder file, PST, Outlook, profile, data files
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