How to Export Mail From Outlook to a USB Flash Drive

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How to Export Mail From Outlook to a USB Flash Drive
Export mail from Outlook to a USB flash drive. (usb flash drive image by NatUlrich from

Outlook is an e-mail software program included in the Microsoft Office package. With Outlook, you can receive and send e-mails, use the calendar to track important appointments and keep a to-do list. Outlook also allows you to export important mail messages and save them to a USB flash drive. Once the information is on a flash drive, you can transfer the messages to a different computer or keep them as a backup.

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  1. 1

    Open Outlook.

  2. 2

    Select the "File" menu then select "Import and Export."

  3. 3

    Select "Export to a file." Click "Next."

  4. 4

    Select "Personal Folder File (.pst)" from the list and click "Next."

  5. 5

    Highlight the message folder you want to export. Check the "Include Subfolders" box if you wish to export messages from the subfolders. Click "Next."

  6. 6

    Select "Browse" in the "Save exported file as" pop-up. Type a file name in the file text box.

  7. 7

    Choose the USB flash drive as the save location and click "Save."

  8. 8

    Select "Finish."

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