Offloading emails from Outlook

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  1. Posts : 231
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    Offloading emails from Outlook


    I am getting a lot of emails that I would like to save to an external drive. I looked up how to do it and it says go to the "file" menu and ....I do not see a file menu in outlook. Can someone guide me to that. Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 1,244
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    Have you tried pressing ALT on your keyboard? followed by F key?

    This is equivalent to "File" menu.
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  3. Posts : 231
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    Thread Starter
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    No - will try that. So, It comes up with a window but no "file" is shown. Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 1,409
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    I had to do that and used this method -

    - download and install eMClient (freeware)
    - DO NOT SET UP or ADD an account
    - locate and make a copy of the Outlook .pst file
    - open that .pst file copy in eMClient and exported all the mails as .eml files.

    (Note : used this message because I found Outlook a bit flaky for some emails)
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  5. Posts : 231
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    Next problem - where do I find the .pst file. Did a search in Outlook - nada. Why do they make this so difficult. Thanks for your help tho.
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  6. Posts : 1,244
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    patriceltic said:
    I looked up how to do it and it says go to the "file" menu and ....
    Just tested:
    "File" menu is there, after you click on "File" next "Open & Export" and there you'll see "Import & Export" etc... (*.pst)
    ALT + F works as well.

    You won't see a classic menu like in other programs if that's what confuses you.
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  7. Posts : 231
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    That's sure what confuses me. I'll try again. Thanks. I did alt plus F and a little menu comes up on the right side of the screen. No "file" - I will try to take a pict of it to show you. So frustrating.

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    Here is what I see after Alt F
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  8. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
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    This menu from screenshot is the actual "File" menu, you do not look for yet another "File" menu.

    However I'm not sure if I can help because it looks like you're working with outlook in your web browser and not in MS office, that menu is your web browser menu not office menu.
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  9. Posts : 231
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    OK - thank you for that clarification. I don't have Office -too much $$. I also have email on my system with .msn in the address. I guess that's probably the same issue. Thanks so much for your patience. Do appreciate.
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  10. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
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    You'll need some email client to download your mail from outlook either with POP or IMAP.
    outlook supports both protocols, surely somebody can recommend some email client capable to export mail.
    @idgat gave you one solution, another option is thunderbird:
    Moving Thunderbird Data to a New Computer | Thunderbird Help
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