How to Add Personal Folders (PST file) in Outlook 2013, 2010, & 2007

Add personal folders to Outlook 2013, 2010, or 2007 and store items locally in an PST file with these easy steps.

Outlook 2013 & 2010

  1. Select the “File” menu in the upper-left corner.
  2. Choose “Account Settings“, then “Account Settings” again.
  3. Select the “Data Files” tab.
  4. Select the “Add” button.
    Outlook 2013 Add PST
  5. If you have an existing PST file you would like to add, navigate to the location where you PST resides, then select the file. To create a new PST just provide a “File name“.
  6. Select “OK“.

Outlook 2007

  1. Select “File” > “Data File Management…
  2. Under the “Data Files” tab, select “Add…
  3. Select “Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst)“.
  4. Select “OK“.
  5. Provide a File name. If you have a PST file already created that you would like to import, navigate to it in the “Save in” drop down.
  6. Select “OK“.
  7. Provide a password if you would like to password protect your PST file.
  8. Select “OK“.
  9. Select “Close” and you’re done. Your Personal Folders are now ready to use.



How do I remove a PST file?

From the same “Account Settings” screen you used to add the file, select the Personal Folder you wish to delete, then select the “Remove” button.


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