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How to export Account Information to a File in Outlook 2007

Description: Exporting comes in handy when moving between computers, switching accounts, or just for backing up.

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Click File then Import and Export.
    Outlook File Import Export
  3. In the next window, click Export to a file, and then click Next.
    Outlook Import Export Wizard
  4. In Create File of Type window, choose Personal Folder File (.pst) and click Next.
    Outlook Export to File
  5. To backup all account information, click the name of the mailbox at the very top of the list. Also, check the Includes Subfolders box. Then, click Next.
    Outlook Export Personal Folders
  6. Choose the location to be saved to. Leave everything else as defaults, and select Finish.
    Finish Export
  7. The export process will now begin. It may take quite some time depending on how many emails are being backed up.