Tutorial: Creating Local Email Storage in Microsoft Outlook Through a PST File
Today, I got a message from friend asking me how to fix his MS Outlook as he was running out of storage. And so I told him, just create a PST file, and
transfer all your email messages to your new PST file. And he said, how can I do that?
Here's how (This done in Windows 7 and Outlook 2007) :
Step 1. Navigate to "Control Panel", and locate the "Mail" icon. Double-click to open the application.
Step 2. From "Mail Setup" window, click on the "Data Files" button.
Step 3. From the "Account Settings" windows, click the "Data Files" tab, then click the "Add" option.
Step 4. From the "New Outlook Data File" windows, select "Office Outlook Personal Folder file", then click "OK" button.
Step 5. Enter your preferred filename for the PST file, for this tutorial I used "MyLocalEmailBackup", then click "OK" button.
Step 6. Enter your preferred name for the earlier created PST file, for this tutorial I used "MyLocalEmail". Then click "OK" button.
Note: This name will be used in your Outlook.
Step 7. Your newly created data file is now listed under "Data Files" tab.
Step 8. Open your Outlook email and start dragging or transferring your emails to your local PST folder.