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Copying Outlook Folder Structure to another Outlook PST File

Applies to Outlook 2003/ Outlook 2007 / Outlook 2010 / Outlook 2013

You may have been using an Outlook PST with several folder structures in both Inbox and Sent Items. You may want to start with a new PST since the old one is getting bulky; but want all the previous PST folder structures duplicated in the new one. If you have built up a comprehensive list; creating one from scratch is tedious.

You may find a solution to your problem through different methods; but below is the easiest and most quickest way to achieve your requirement

Below Illustration is from Outlook 2010

  • File – Cleanup Tools – Archive
  • As illustrated; select the PST folder containing the folder structure you want duplicated
  • Under Archive Items Older than; select a date value which is before the time any email was stored in the selected PST.
    • For example: If you Current PST has email stored from Year 2008 to Year 2013; set the Archive Items Older than date field as 01/01/2008
  • Under Archive File; select directory location and filename for your new pst file.
  • Click Ok and your New PST file with only the folder structure will be created within the shortest possible time than any other solution can promise

 

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About Sunil Padmanabhan

An Indian based out of Dubai who started traveling from 2011 and pretty much caught the travel bug. Every year presents itself as an opportunity to visit and explore a new place.

Posted on February 5, 2014, in Outlook, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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