Office 365 (Outlook 2011) - Import an Address Book

This document will provide step-by-step instructions on how to import an Address Book into Outlook 2011 using an .olm or .pst file. The instructions specifically follow the steps to import a .olm file, but the steps are still relevant for .pst files.

Important: These steps should also work if your source data is in a different format. Just select the specific source type when going through the wizard.

Import an Address Book into Outlook 2011 using an .olm/.pst file.

  1. From Outlook 2011, select the Tools tab, then select Import.

    Tools tab and Import icon

  2. Keep the default Outlook Data File (.pst or .olm) option selected. Click the right arrow to continue.

    Import file

  3. Select Outlook for Mac Data file (.olm) or Outlook for Windows file (.pst).

    Type of file to import

  4. Navigate to the Outlook for Mac Data File (.olm) or Outlook for Windows Data file (.pst) containing the Address Book meant for importing.

    Import file from

  5. Once the import is complete, click Done.


  6. Verify that the Address Book was successfully imported in the contacts list.

    Address Book from Outlook for Mac Archive

Keywords:office 365 0365 Microsoft o365 Outlook 2011 Apple iMac MacBook Pro address book .olm outlook for mac archive import importing post-migration   Doc ID:40124
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-05-19 18:47 CDTUpdated:2015-05-15 10:54 CDT
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