Import PST to New Outlook for Mac

The following guide will show you the steps to import PST to New Outlook for Mac.

As the New Outlook for Mac do not support the Export / Import of PST files (for now), you need to switch back to the Legacy Outlook to import your PST file successfully.

But before that, please make sure that you are fulfilling the below requirements:

  • macOS version 10.14 (Mojave) and later.
  • Outlook version based on update channel:
    • 16.42 (20101102) and later for Current Channel.
    • 16.40 (20073000) and later for Current Channel (Preview).
    • 16.32 (19110306) and later for Beta Channel.

The Import / Export option in the New Outlook for Mac is greyed out for now and doesn't allow users to import PST file to Outlook.

Greyed Out


And to import PST file into New Outlook for Mac, you need to revert back to the Legacy Outlook.

Go to the Help menu and click on "Revert to Legacy Outlook" option.

Revert to Legacy Outlook

Outlook will then show you a Feedback Prompt. Click on the Submit button and the Outlook will switch to Legacy Outlook.

Feedback Prompt


Once you have successfully switched to the Legacy Outlook, then open the File menu and select the Import... option.


Then Choose Outlook for Windows Data File (.pst) option and click on the Continue button.

Outlook for Windows Data File

Now locate the PST file on your computer and then click on the Import button.

After the completion of the import process, click on the Finish button.

You can now find the PST file data under "On My Computer" tab.