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September 26th, 2012

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This article will assist you to open an archived *.PST file from a location on your computer in Outlook 2007 & 2010. This may be need when you want to view to use saved data from a different users mailbox or old emails that you have exported to a *PST file

How to Open a *.PST file (Outlook Data File)

1. In Outlook Click on the File tab
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2. In the File tab select Open from the Navigation panel on the Left

3. Click on Open Outlook Data File
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4. Navigate to the File location the *.PST file is located. (it is advisable that the *PST is located on a local drive and not a network drive as there can be major performance issues)

5. Select the Outlook Data File you wish to open

6. Click Ok
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7. Once the *PST file has been opened it will be located in the Left hand side navigation panel below the Mailbox. In this example it is called Archive –
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Closing the *.PST file (Outlook Data File)

1. Right click on the Outlook Data File you wish to Close and Click on Close “……
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