How to Create a New PST File in MS Outlook

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    August 27th, 2019
  • Updated on
    February 24, 2021
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If I compare MS Outlook to other email clients then most of the users are comfortable using MS Outlook. But if you want to know more about MS Outlook then MS Outlook only supports two file formats known as OST and PST. It stores emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, schedules, journals, and also distribution table of the user in the Outlook Mailbox. But many new Outlook users want to create a new PST file in MS Outlook but they fail to do so.

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Therefore in this article, I am going to give a step by step explanation that how you can create a separate PST file in Outlook and save it into your local machine. The steps are simple and if you follow all the steps properly then I think that you can execute the whole task easily.

Need for Creating Online PST File

  • PST files are accessible on all the versions of MS Outlook.
  • One can access the PST files in MS Exchange Database as well.
  • Stores various important information which can be later on imported to MS Outlook.

How to Create a New PST File in MS Outlook

You just have to follow the simple steps given below and apply them into your Outlook Account.

  • Launch MS Outlook and then click on New Items.
  • Point the Cursor on More Items to get the other options.
  • Now Click on the Outlook Data File option.
  • Now MS Outlook will ask you to rename the newly created PST file so rename the File according to your convenience.
  • Tick Mark Add Optional Password option if you want to apply password on the newly created PST file.
  • Once you are done with the above two steps, Choose the saving location and click on OK button.
  • If you have selected the Add Optional Password option then a dialogue box will appear in which you have to enter the password and verify it.

After completing all the above steps you have finally created a new password-protected PST file. If you want to create a new PST file without a password then just de-select Add Optional Password option in the second step. Now, I think you have realized how easy it is to develop a new PST file and save it into your computer system.

Why am I Unable to Import New PST File in Outlook?

Many Outlook users have the problem that they are unable to Import new PST File in Outlook. I know it seems difficult that how a fresh and new PST file can get corrupted but it is possible. Sometimes there is virus intrusion at the location where the user has saved and created a new PST file and due to these issues one cannot import a PST file in Outlook.

Repair PST File Professionally

In such a situation you must repair the PST file and then import it into your Outlook Account. Either you can use the SysInfoTools PST Repair Tool or an inbuilt utility known as Inbox Repair Tool. The Inbox Repair tool is only suitable for minor corruption issues. If your New PST file is severely corrupted then you must go with the PST Repair tool. But it rarely happens that your newly created PST file get corrupted. Somes times Inbox repair tool not responding so you must follow the instruction,


Now the blog has come to an end and I hope now you know how to create a new PST file in MS Outlook. If in case you are unable to import New PST file in Outlook then the probable cause could be PST file corruption. I have already told you the reason for corruption and the tools which can help you to fix the issues. I hope you liked this article.

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