If you have just purchased a new computer, or if you need to look at your emails on a different computer, then you probably have been wondering how to export your emails from Outlook 2013. Fortunately they include an import and export tool that makes this a simple process, even if you want to export those emails to a USB flash drive. This is an ideal solution if you want to create a backup of some important emails, or if you need to move them to a different location.
Copy Your Outlook 2013 Emails to a Flash Drive
We are going to be exporting the inbox to the flash drive in the tutorial below, but you can do this for any folder in Outlook. Just select the appropriate folder where we select the inbox below. We are also going to be exporting a .pst file, which is the native file format for Outlook. However, you can also choose to export your emails as a .csv file if you want to look at the emails in a program other than Outlook.
Step 1: Insert your flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
Step 2: Launch Outlook 2013.
Step 3: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 4: Select the Open & Export option in the column at the left side of the window.
Step 5: Select the Import/Export option.
Step 6: Select the Export to a file option, then click Next.
Step 7: Select the Outlook data file (.pst) option, then click Next.
Step 8: Select the folder you want to export, check the box to the left of Include subfolders, then click the Next button.
Step 9: Click the Browse button.
Step 10: Select your flash drive from the column at the left side of the window, then click the OK button.
Step 11: Click the Finish button.
Step 12: Enter a password if you wish, then click the OK button.
If you need a place to store your computer backup files, or if your hard drive is getting full, an external USB hard drive might be able to help. Amazon has an affordable 1 TB external hard drive with great reviews at an affordable price.
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