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Distinct Ways to Merge Multiple Archive PST Files in Outlook

Justin Hansen Data Migration
8 Mar 2019 BLOG_NUM_COMMENTS

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Every Outlook user deals with tons of PST files on a daily basis. It becomes difficult for the user to manage various PST files in a seamless way. Sometimes, due to improper management of Outlook data files, the user has to face performance degradation and corruption issues. To organize bulk PST files, it is recommended to merge them. Now, the question arises, how to merge multiple archive PST files in Outlook 2016. Do not worry, in this blog, we are going to discuss a smart yet reliable way to merge multiple archive PST files in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 without any hassle.

Why Does a User Need to Merge Multiple Archive PST Files?

In this section, we are going to explain a real-world user scenario. After going through this scenario, you will be able to understand the need to merge multiple Outlook PST archive files.

“I am using Microsoft Outlook from past 5 years and over the years I have created various PST archive files. I use to archive Outlook data by month and then started archiving data on a yearly basis as there was a storage issue. Now, it has become difficult for me to manage numerous PST files. So, I want to combine multiple archive PST files into a single PST file. Please suggest me an instant and trustworthy way using which I can merge different archive PST files together into a single PST file.”

Step By Step Process to Merge Multiple Archive PST Files in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013

The manual technique to combine various PST archive files is divided into two steps. First, the user needs to create a new blank PST file and then he/she has to import all the PST files into the newly created PST file.

Step 1: Creating New Blank PST File in Outlook 2019, 2016

  1. First, open MS Outlook and click on the New Items
  2. Now, in the New Items section, you need to select More Items > Outlook Data File option merge multiple archive PST files in Outlook
  3. Next, choose the desired location to save the new PST file and also name the PST file according to your choice
  4. Click on the OK button  

Step 2: Import All Archive PST Files to New Blank PST File

  1. Open Outlook and go to the File tab and click on Open and select Import option  
  2. Now, in the Import and Export Wizard, you have to select Import from another program or file option and click on the Next button merge multiple archive PST files in Outlook
  3. In the Select File Type to Import From: section, you need to select Outlook Data File (.pst) option and click on the Next 
  4. After that, you have to click on the Browse button and select the files which you want to import and click Next 
  5. Select the folder to import from and check the Include subfolder option and Import items to the same folder in option
  6. Finally, click on the Finish button 

Sometimes, the users are not able to implement the manual procedure in the correct way due to lack of knowledge. Moreover, most of the users think manual technique is not reliable as it is associated with data loss issue. Thus, users search for an automated way to merge multiple archive PST files in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007.

Is There Any Instant and Automated Approach To Merge Multiple Archive PST File in Outlook 2019, 2013?

Yes, the user can rely on SysTools PST Merge utility to merge multiple archive PST files into a single PST file. The software provides various features which make the merging process easy for all the users. The user can merge multiple Outlook data file including emails, contacts, calendar, tasks etc. into an individual PST file. The tool also provides 3 different merging options that are: Join PST File, Merge multiple PST files and Merge Outlook contacts. No PST file size limitation is associated with the utility while combing multiple PST files.

The software support PST files of MS Outlook 2019/2016/2013/2010 and all the below versions. Moreover, one can easily merge UNICODE and ANSI PST file into single UNICODE PST file using the software. The software works with Windows Operating system all the versions such as Windows 10/8.1/8/7/6 and all the below editions.

Merging Multiple Archive PST Files In Outlook Is No More A Tricky Task!

Most of the Outlook users keep on saving a large amount of data by creating multiple PST files irrespective of the fact, it will lead to data management issues. The best way to manage multiple PST files or archive PST files is to merge them into a single PST file. Thus, in the above section, we have explained a smart yet reliable approach to combine multiple archive PST file in Outlook 2016 without any data loss issues.

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