Office 365 (Outlook 2013) - Exporting Tasks

Important: By February 2017, Microsoft will no longer push any updates to Office 2013 suite of applications. Please see the following document for further details: Office 365 - Microsoft Office 2013 path to retirement.

This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to export your tasks from Outlook 2013.

Manually Export Your Tasks from Outlook 2013

  1. Open Outlook 2013.

  2. Click on File , located in the upper left corner of the window.

    Click on the File button in the upper left

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

    Click Open & Export and Import/Export

  4. In the Import and Export Wizard window, select Export to a file, then click on Next.

    Import and Export Wizard: Export to a file

  5. Select the file type you would like to create:

    • For Comma Separated Values: Click Next to proceed, then skip to Step 9 .
      • Please note that .CSV exports are made up of text only and will not copy attachments.
      • It is strongly recommended to use the .PST option if possible.
    • For Outlook Data File (.pst): Proceed to Step 6.

    Export to a File: Outlook Data File

  6. PST File: In the Export Outlook Data File window, select your Tasks folder. Click the check box next to Include subfolders, then select Next.

    Export Outlook Data File

  7. PST File: In the next Export Outlook Data File window, it is advisable to select Allow duplicate items to be created in order to ensure nothing is lost. Click Browse to select the location where you would like to save your file.

    Export Outlook Data File

  8. PST File: Give your file a descriptive name (e.g., taskbackup.pst), then click OK to save the file.

    Open Outlook Data Files

  9. CSV File: Click Browse to select the location where you would like to save your file. Give your file a descriptive name (e.g., taskbackup.pst ), click OK, then select Next.

    Export to a File

  10. CSV File: Check the box for Export "Tasks" from folder:. If no fields need to be mapped for the new client select Finish. Otherwise proceed to next set of steps.

    Export to a File

Map Custom Fields for CSV Files

  1. Drag and drop from the source file on the left to the appropriate destination field on the right. If you are unsure what to select, try the default settings, then select OK.

      NOTE: Clients other than Outlook may not support the same fields, therefore, it may require manual mapping. Consult the documentation for the non-Outlook client you will be using to see which fields are supported.

    Map Custom Fields

  2. Click Finish to prompt the Set Date Range window. Note the limitations listed and enter a date range to export, then click OK. The file will be saved to the name and location specified earlier.

    Set the Date Range

You now have a backup copy of your tasks from Outlook 2013.

See Also:

Office 365 (Outlook 2013/2010) - Configure Outlook 2013/2010

Office 365 (Outlook 2013) - Importing Local Folders




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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-03-19 14:59 CSTUpdated:2016-08-23 10:19 CST
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