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Office 365 (Outlook 2013) - Importing Local Email Folders

Important: By February 28, 2017, Office 2013 version Office 365 ProPlus is no longer available for installation with an Office 365 subscription. Microsoft will no longer push any updates to Office 2013 suite of applications - complete details.

This document will provide step-by-step instructions on how to import local folders into Outlook using a Comma Separated Values (.csv) file or Outlook Data File (.pst).

Manually Import your Local Folders

  1. Open Outlook 2013.

    Outlook 2013 Email Client

  2. Click the File button in the upper left corner of the window.

    Go to the File Menu

  3. Click on Open & Export, then select Import/Export.

    Select Open & Export then Import/Export

  4. Select the Import from another program or file option, then click Next.

    Import and Export Wizard: Import from another program or file

  5. Select the file type to import from:

    • Comma Separated Values (.csv): Skip to Step 8.
      • Please note that .CSV imports are made up of text only and will not copy attachments.
      • It is strongly recommended to use the .PST option if possible.
    • Outlook Data File (.pst): Continue on to Step 6.

      Import a File

  6. PST: Click on Browse to select the .PST file to import from. The safest option is to select Allow duplicates to be created. Select Next to proceed.


  7. PST: Select the folder you would like to import, then mark the box next to Include subfolders. Select the option Import items into the same folder in:, then select where you would like the imported folders to be located. (To import into a local folder that folder will have to already exist or first be created.) Click Finish to complete the process for importing .pst files.

    Select folders from .PST file to import

    You have now imported your local folders into Outlook 2013.

  8. CSV: Navigate to the .CSV file you would like to import using the Browse button. In order to ensure nothing is lost, select the Allow duplicates to be created check box, then click Next.

    Select .CSV file to import

  9. CSV: Select the desired destination folder, then click Next again.

    Select destination folder

  10. CSV: Make sure the check box is selected for the file being imported. If custom fields needs to be mapped select Map Custom Fields. Otherwise click Finish to complete the import.

    Finish Import

    You have now imported your local folders into Outlook 2013.

Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 outlook 2013 import local folders .pst .csv office 365 o365 microsoft post-migration after transition comma separated values outlook 2013 data o365   Doc ID:38708
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-03-21 11:29 CSTUpdated:2017-06-08 12:23 CST
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