How to Export/Backup PST file in Outlook 2013/2016?

  1. Open your Outlook 2013/2016
  2. Go to File -> Open & Export and choose Import/Export.
  3. Choose Export to a file and click Next.
  4. Choose Outlook Data File (.pst)
  5. Select the name of the email account to export, as shown in the picture below. Only information for one account can be exported information at a time. Make sure that the Include subfolders check box is selected. This way everything in the account will be exported: Calendar, Contacts, and Inbox. Click Next.
    Choose the email account you want to export.
  6. Click Browse to select where to save the Outlook Data File (.pst). Type a file name, and then click OK to continue.
    *Note:  If you’ve used export before, the previous folder location and file name appear. Type a different file name before clicking OK.
  7. You can set a password for your backup or just leave it as blank and click OK.
  8. For you to view the backup, go to File -> Open & Export and choose Open Outlook Data File.
  9. Search for your backup PST file, click the file and click Ok.
  10. It will show on the panel where your current emails are placed. 
  11. When you will go to the Inbox of the backup that you open, and the emails are not showing, proceed to the step 12.
  12. Go to View -> click Change View and choose IMAP Mes...
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