How to import PST files in outlook of MAC?

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Hello everyone, 

 I am using MAC OS.  Recently I have installed outlook 2011 on my MAC. I want to import my old data to the new outlook, but I can't.  My PST file reading MAC OS is not working, please help. 


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How to import PST files in outlook of MAC?


Hello, Centic Branson

You want to import your old data to the new outlook in mac.

Please follow the process: To help you transfer messages and other items from a Windows-based computer to a Macintosh computer, Outlook for Mac can import Outlook Data Files (.pst) that are created in Outlook for Windows.

  1. Transfer the .pst file to your Macintosh computer.

  2. On the Outlook for Mac File menu, click Import.

  3. Click Outlook Data File, and then click the right arrow.

  4. Select Outlook for Windows Data File, and then click the right arrow.

  5. Locate the data file on your computer, and then click Import.

  6. When the import process is complete, click Done.

The imported items appear in the navigation pane under On My Computer.


Outlook for Mac can only import Unicode-based .pst files which are the standard format for Personal Folders files for Outlook (for Windows) 2003 and later versions. ANSI-formatted .pst files, also known as Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders Files, were the standard personal folder format for saving data in Outlook for Windows in versions 97-2002.

This file format can't be imported into Outlook for Mac. If you have the older version of ANSI-formatted .pst file, there is no automated procedure to convert that file to the newer file format.

However, you can create a new Outlook Data File (.pst) in Microsoft Outlook for Windows 2003 or later, and then import items from the older file into the new file.

You can then import the new .pst file into Outlook for Mac. For more information about how to create .pst files and importing items, see Help for your version of Outlook for Windows.

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