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Microsoft Outlook stores all its data items, such as emails and their attachments, calendars, contacts, tasks, journals, etc., in a PST file, once you configure it with a POP or IMAP email account. Outlook creates the PST file at a default location that is based on the Outlook version - 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, or earlier. But sometimes, the PST file gets damaged or corrupt due to oversize, system or Outlook crash, virus or malware intrusion, etc. In such cases, an Outlook user may need to recreate the PST file. One may also need to create Outlook PST file for backup or to move older emails.
Below we have discussed steps to create a .PST file in MS Outlook.
Steps to Create a New Outlook PST File in MS Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, & Earlier Versions
To create .PST file in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010, follow the steps below:
Note: If Outlook prompts to create a password-protected PST file, enter a strong password for the new PST file, verify the password, and click on the ‘OK’ tab.
This creates Outlook PST file in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, or 2010. However, it may lead to data loss as the new PST file may not contain the recent emails or changes that weren’t synchronized with the mailbox on the server. In case you find missing emails or mail items after recreating the PST file, you can use Stellar Repair for Outlook. The software extracts mail items from a damaged PST file and then saves the mail items in a new .PST file.
To create a .PST file by using Stellar Repair for Outlook or for saving repaired items extracted from damaged or corrupt PST, follow these steps,
Stellar Repair for OutlookStellar Repair for Outlook scans the corrupt PST file and repairs and restores all mailbox contents. The repaired email items are saved as new usable PST file which can imported in MS Outlook.