How To Read A PST File By Importing A PST File

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Hi. I am not very familiar with the concept of PST files. I want to read PST file. How to read a PST file? Please reply ASAP. Thanks in advance.

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How To Read A PST File By Importing A PST File


Hi. To learn how to read a PST file, first, let us learn how to import files to Outlook. First click on the file menu, select open and then click on import. Next, import from another program and click on next. Then click on the PST file and click on next. Give the name and path of the file which is to be imported by clicking on browse. Then, click on next. Click on finish. To verify if the PST file has a read-only status, click on start and then select the control panel. In the control panel, adjust the settings of the computer.

Click on mail and after its window appears, open the account settings by clicking on the button of data files. Then, click on the button to open the location of the file. After right-clicking the file, select properties and if there is an option marked as read-only, then, unmark it. To save the changes that have been made to the settings, select OK.

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How To Read A PST File By Importing A PST File


If you have a PST file (*.pst) and you want to import it in Microsoft Office Outlook, here’s how to do it. In Microsoft Office Outlook, click “File”, “Open & Export” then “Import/Export”. In “Import and Export Wizard” dialog, select “Import from another program or file” then click “Next”. Next, select “Outlook Data File (.pst)” then click “Next”.

After this, navigate to the location of the PST file, select it then under “Options”, select the desired option then click “Next”. If a password was assigned to the PST file, enter the password then click “OK”.

If you are importing the contents of the PST file to your Office 365 mailbox, select “Import items into the same folder in” then enter your Office 365 email address in the text field. But if you are not importing to Office 365, select “Import items into the current folder” then click “Finish”. Microsoft Office Outlook will then begin importing the contents of the PST file.

The import is finished when the progress bar disappears. If you are using Microsoft Office Outlook, it uses two types of data files. The first type is the PST file (*.pst) or the Outlook Data File. This is the data file used for the majority of accounts and is used for IMAP, POP3, and web-based mail accounts.

When creating archives or backing up Outlook items and folders on your computer, like Microsoft Exchange accounts for instance, additional PST files are needed to be created and used. The second type of data file is the OST file (*.ost) or the offline Outlook Data File. When you have a Microsoft Exchange account, your items are normally delivered to and saved on the mail server.

The role of the OST file is to allow you to work with your messages when you cannot connect to the mail server. The OST file is kept on your computer. It allows you to work offline if you have a Microsoft Exchange account. OST files are copies of items saved on a mail server. They don’t have to be backed up unlike the PST file.

A PST file (*.pst) is not a backup data for Microsoft Office Outlook. The PST file is one of the two types of Outlook Data Files used by Office Outlook and is used by the majority of Office Outlook accounts. The PST file stores your messages and other items on your computer. This is the most common file where Office Outlook saves the information for home users and small organizations.

The most common types of email accounts are called by their protocol names and they are IMAP and POP3. A third type of email account is called HTTP or web-based account and it works similar to IMAP. All three email account types use a PST file.

You can also archive or move items to a PST file. Since a PST file is stored on your computer, it is not subject to mailbox size limits on the mail server. If you want to locate the PST file on your computer, here are its locations according to operating system:

  • Microsoft Windows XP – C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
  • Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 7 – C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\MicrosoftOutlook

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