This article describes the process of opening an Outlook Data File (.pst).

To open a PST file in Outlook 2010/2013/2016 follow these steps:

  1. Click on File
  2. Click on Account Settings and then click on Account settings
  3. Navigate to Data Files and click on Add, choose and open a PST file
  4. It will appear in the left pane menu.



or 

  1. Click on File
  2. Navigate to Open & Export and click on Open Outlook Data File

To open a PST file in Outlook 2007 follow these steps:

  1. Go to Tools > Account Settings.
  2. Navigate to Data Files and click on Add
  3. Choose Office Outlook Personal folders File and open a PST file
  4. It will appear in the left pane menu.

 If you need to import data to Outlook refer to the following article: How To Import Data To Outlook.