Office 365 (Outlook 2010) - Importing Locally Stored Emails
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
Open Outlook 2010.
Click File, Open, Import.
Select the Import from another program or file option, then click Next.
Select the file type to import from:
- Comma Separated Values (.csv): Skip to Step 7.
- 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. Note: To export a .pst file, use Office 365 (Outlook) - How to locate, move, or back up your personal folders (.pst) file instructions.
Outlook Data File (.pst): Continue on to Step 5.
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.
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.
You have now imported your local folders into Outlook 2010.
CSV: Select the desired destination folder, then click Next again.
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.
You have now imported your local folder into Outlook 2010.