How to import a PST to Outlook 2010/2013/2016

How to import a PST file to Outlook 2010, 2013, or 2016


The purpose of this documentation is to provide end users complete configuration steps in importing a PST file to Outlook 2010, 2013, or 2016. Outlook 2013 on a PC was used in this example.


  • A PST file with your old mailbox data
  • Exchange account that has been configured
  • Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016


  1. From Outlook 2013, go to the FILE

  1. Select “Open & Export” on the left and select “Import/Export”.
  2. Choose “Import from another program or file”and select “Next”.
  3. Select “Outlook Data file (.pst)” and select “Next”.
  4. Browse for your backup PST file. Select “Next” to continue.
  5. Select what you want to import, highlight the top to import the entire contents with subfolders checkbox selected. Select “Finish” to complete the import.