How to Copy the Inbox From Outlook 2007 to a File

With Outlook 2007, you have a powerful but simple email browser suitable for both personal and business use. As you use the Outlook browser to receive and send emails, you may amass a sizable collection of emails over time. Outlook 2007 comes equipped with the ability to back up and copy email folders for storing outside of the Outlook program in a .pst file format. Copy the inbox from Outlook 2007 to a file and export it to save it for long-term storage.

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Copy the Inbox from Outlook 2007 to a file

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Open Outlook 2007 and click the “File” tab. Select “Import and Export” from the drop-down menu.

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Select "Export to a file" from the list of actions. Click “Next.”

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Choose “Personal Folder File” from the list of file types and click “Next.”

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Select your inbox from the available folders you can export and click “Next.”

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Choose the location for storing the backup file. Click the browse button and navigate to this location.

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Read the options below about duplicate items and choose the option you desire. Click “Finish” and wait while Outlook backs up your inbox folder.