How to Restore a Removed Outlook Account

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Microsoft Outlook is one of the most used mail-clients. Despite all the improvements to Outlook over the years, adding accounts to Outlook still can be a little bit complicated. If you've recently accidentally removed an Outlook account, you want to restore it rather than go through all the steps to add it again. Luckily, restoring a removed Outlook account is actually quite easy and only requires following a specific procedure.


Step 1

Double-click the "Computer" icon on your Desktop. Navigate to "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook." Copy down the exact name of your .pst file as you'll need it in a later step. The name is normally "Outlook.pst" but may be a slight variation of this.


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Step 2

Click "Start > Programs > Microsoft Office > Outlook" to open Outlook.

Step 3

Click the "File" button located at the top left of the screen and select "Import And Export."


Step 4

Click "Import from another program or file." Click "Next."

Step 5

Click "Personal Folder File (.pst)." Click "Next."


Step 6

Type in "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst". Change "yourusername" to your actual username and "Outlook.pst" to the name of your .pst file. Click "Next."

Step 7

Select top of the hierarchy to import the entire file. Click "Finish." Your removed Outlook account will now be restored.

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