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How to create new PST file in Outlook 2010, 2013 & 2016?

  May 1, 2018    12847 views

Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013 and 2010 stores all its data items, such as emails and their attachments, calendars, contacts, tasks, journals, etc. in a PST file. Once you configure and create an account in it, Outlook creates a PST file at a default location that is based on the version of Outlook the user is using. Nonetheless, there are situations when Outlook users fall in need of creating a new PST file. 

Create new PST file in MS Outlook

To create PST file in Outlook 2016, 2013 and 2010, execute the steps below:

  1. Open MS Outlook and click on the ‘Home’ tab. 
  2. Click on ‘New Items’ button. Next, go to ‘More Items’ and then click on ‘Outlook Data Files’ tab. With this, ‘Create or Open Outlook Data File’ dialog box appears. 
  3. Give a name to the new PST file and then click ‘OK’ tab.

           Note: If Outlook prompts to create a password-protected PST file, enter a strong

          Password for the new PST file, verify the password and then click on the ‘OK ‘tab.

 Finally, a new PST file is created in Outlook email client.


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