dating conference - Consolidating pst files outlook 2016

As mailbox quotas continue to grow and grow, the need to create PST file archives is no longer as important as it once was.

That being said, creating PST files can be extremely valuable when archiving email or entire mailboxes for forensics/legal reasons.

So it’s no surprise that Microsoft continued the tradition of allowing users to create PST files in its latest email client – Outlook 2016.

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Open Outlook 2016 and Click the Home tab With the PST file created, Outlook automatically adds it to your Profile on the left side of the Home Tab.

Personally, I like to add the Inbox and Sent Items folders so I can begin archiving old email from my online Mailbox into my PST archive.

To do this (or create any folder for that matter), just Right Click the new PST folder and Click New Folder.

Once you create the folders you need, just drag-and-drop emails into your PST file and they will move to your new archive wherever you created it.

It's easy – use a list view then drag the items to the other folder. It doesn’t matter which type of Outlook folder you are using, the method is the same for all folders.

If you want to move all of the contents to another pst file, Export is quick and easy, but it can result in the loss of custom forms, custom views, and links to contacts.

Export will copy everything in the source data file to the target data file.

To move entire folders, drag them to the new data file.

This works well when you have custom views in a specific folder or published forms to a folder, as they move with the folder.

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