Offloading emails from Outlook

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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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    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2

    Have you tried pressing ALT on your keyboard? followed by F key?

    This is equivalent to "File" menu.
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    Thread Starter

    No - will try that. So, It comes up with a window but no "file" is shown. Thanks.
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    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)

    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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    Thread Starter

    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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    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2

    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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    Thread Starter

    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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    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2

    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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    Thread Starter

    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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    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2

    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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