How to restore Outlook data from selected PST backup file?

The following steps show you how to simply restore Outlook data from a selected backup file on a new or existing computer.

New Safe PST Backup feature allows creating new PST files after each backup. This way you can restore Outlook data from the selected backup history point.

  • Locate a backup PST file(s) on the computer and use Outlook import/export wizard to restore the data. 
  • In this case, the backup files are located in User Documents->Outlook Files->Back up folder.

  • To start the restore process, launch Outlook. Click File->Open and select "Import".

  • The Import and Export Wizard will pop up showing the list of actions. Select “Import from another program or file” and click “Next”.

  • In the next step you have to choose a file type to import. Select “Outlook data file (.pst)".

  • In the new window, you have to choose the backup file to import into Outlook. Click "Browse" and select the location where all the backup files are stored.

  • If you are using the newest Safe PST Backup version, you can have several backup files created.  Choose the file you want to import and click “Open”.

  • Choose an option “Replace duplicates with items imported” and click “Next".

  • Select the Outlook folder you want to import, check the box "Include subfolders" and click “Finish”.

  • Open your Outlook to review the result. As you can see, the data from PST file has been successfully imported.