How To Open An Email Archive (pst file)

Archived email is saved in a file, commonly referred to as a “pst” or “email archive”. The following process will help you open the email archive in Outlook to view its contents.

  1. Click on File > Open > Outlook Data File
  2. In the Open Outlook Data File window, navigate to the folder containing the email archive file. Choose the file and click on OK.
  3. In the left hand column of Outlook, you will see a new entry in the list. The name is different based on how it was created, so look for Archives, Personal Folders, Archived Folders or Outlook Data File.

Note: To change the name of the folder in the Navigation Pane, see How To Change the Name of an Email Archive

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