Make a backup/export of your mailbox in Outlook

Export the data from your mailbox from Outlook to make a backup.

With a back-up you can afterwards also import mails and calendars on another computer.

Outlook on an Apple computer?  Use our manual for Outlook on Mac .

Follow these steps in Outlook 2013:

  1. Via the navigation bar at the top left you go to “File”> “Open” and choose “Import / Export” in the menu (see image).
  2. Select “Export to a file” and continue.
  3. Choose “Outlook data file (.pst)” and continue.
  4. Choose the folder from your mailbox that you want to export and continue.
  5. Choose the location to which you want to export the file and complete.
  6. Optionally protect your backup with a password and click “OK”.
  7. Optional: Import a backup from your mailbox

Open > import/export

Follow these steps in Outlook 2010:

  1. Via the navigation bar at the top left you go to “File”> “Open” and choose “Import / Export” in the menu.
  2. Select “Export to a file” and continue.
  3. Choose “Outlook data file (.pst)” and continue.
  4. Choose the folder from your mailbox that you want to export and continue.
  5. Choose the location to which you want to export the file and complete.
  6. Optional: Import a backup from your mailbox

Follow these steps in Outlook 2007:

  1. Via the navigation bar at the top left you go to “File”
  2. Click on “Import / Export”.
  3. Click on “Export to a file” and continue.
  4. Choose “Personal Map file (.pst)” and continue;
  5. Choose the folder from your mailbox that you want to export and continue.
  6. Choose the location to which you want to export the file and complete.
  7. Optional: Import a backup from your mailbox
Updated on 11 March 2020

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