How to Import Tasks Into Outlook

By Travis Meyer

Microsoft Outlook allows you to manage a whole portfolio of organizational tools, including calendars, emails and to-do tasks. The tasks in your Outlook profile are stored in a proprietary file type, called a "PST" file. Outlook only supports importing tasks from PST files made from other Outlook profiles, but it provides an automated import tool for easily transferring tasks to your account profile.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Outlook, click "File" in the application window's menu bar. Select "Open," and click "Import."

Step 2

Click "Import from Another Program or File" in the Import and Export Wizard window. Click the "Next" button.

Step 3

Click "Outlook Data File." Click the "Next" button.

Step 4

Click the "Browse" button. Find the PST backup file that you want to import tasks from. Your PST backup file is often located the "Outlook Files" folder, located in your user folder in the "C:" drive. Click the "Next" button.

Step 5

Scroll down in the window pane below "Select the Folder to Import From," and click "Tasks." Click the "Finish" button to import the tasks into your Microsoft Outlook profile.