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how to add outlook pst backup into mac outlook 2011 as a personal folder

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Dear Support,

Good Day,

I'm new to MAC in our Org only few using mac, could you please help me how to add outlook pst backup into mac outlook 2011 as a personal folder. i know well how to do this in windows 7, but in MAC no idea plz help me ASAP.

I have backups from their old outlook pst files need to add then as a personal folder in mac outlook 2011.

Waiting for your reply

Thanks
Kumar
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Try the following:


   1.  Transfer the .pst file to your Macintosh computer.
   2.  On the Outlook for Mac File menu, click Import.
   3.  Click Outlook Data File, and then click the right arrow.
   4.  Select Outlook for Windows Data File, and then click the right arrow.
   5. Locate the data file on your computer, and then click Import.
   6.  When the import process is complete, click Done.

Please note that Outlook for Mac can only import Unicode-based PST files. If the PST file is ANSI-formatted the Mac can't import it.
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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Outlook on OSX does not use PST files to store email and other contacts/tasks/etc.  The data is stored in a combination of database and file system in a folder inside each users /users/USERNAME/Documents/Microsoft User Data.

If you have a PST taken from a Windows computer you can IMPORT the PST into Outlook 2011.  You simply select the Import PST command in the file menu and select the PST file on the Hard Drive ... a full description on the microsoft site here
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2413370
or with screenshots on this site
http://www.officeformachelp.com/2013/09/using-pst-files-in-outlook-for-mac-2011/
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by:Ram Kumar Chellam
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nothing is helped me thx
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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@Naazg
Please read our replies .. you CANNOT add a PST into Outlook on OSX the same as on Outlook on Windows .. you must IMPORT it as instructed.

The instructions are quite clear.  If you're having a problem understanding please provide more informations on the version of OSX and what is not working for you.
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by:Ram Kumar Chellam
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Thx for your message let me try again
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The question has either no comments or not enough useful information to be called an "answer".
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by:Andy M
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I feel the responses by myself and eoinosullivan answer the question exactly.

The poster wanted to know how to use PST files on a MAC computer.

We've explained that you can't natively use PST files on a MAC and they need to be imported into the mail application (even given instructions on how to do this).

Just because the psoter can't udnerstand/follow these instructions doesn't change the fact that the question has actually been answered.
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