Microsoft Outlook saves your email messages, calendar, tasks, and other items in either an Outlook for Windows Data File (.pst) or an Outlook for Mac Data File (.olm). This article guides you through the process of recovering your Outlook data by restoring your Outlook Data File with the Code42 app.
Before you begin
Your Outlook Data File must be backed up before it can be restored
- See the section below to locate your Outlook Data File
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Where do I find my Outlook data file?
The default location of your Outlook Data File depends on your operating system and Outlook version.
|Operating System||Outlook Version||File Location|
|Windows 8 and 10||
|Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.14||Outlook 2016||
/Users/<username>/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/Outlook/Outlook 15 Profiles/Main Profile
|Mac OS X 10.5 or later||Outlook 2011||/Users/<username>/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/Main Identity|
Step 1: Restore your Outlook data file
To restore your Outlook Data File:
- Close Outlook.
- Open the Code42 app.
- See a list of backed-up files:
- Code42 app version 6.8.3 and later:
- Click Restore Files.
- (Applies only if you have multiple devices) From the menu, select the device that originally backed up the files you want to restore.
- Code42 app version 6.8.2 and earlier:
- Click Get Files.
- Locate and select your Outlook Data file.
- Click Restore Files (or Get Files in Code42 app version 6.8.2 and earlier).
The Restore Files Options (or Get Files Options) window appears.
- Next to Save selected files to, choose Original Location.
- Select Go.
Your download begins immediately. The Download Activity displays the status of your restored files.
Step 2: Import your Outlook data file
After you restore your Outlook Data File, tell Outlook where to find the file.
Outlook 2016: Import your Outlook data file
See the following article from Microsoft:
Outlook 2011: Rebuild your Outlook database
See one of the following articles from Microsoft: