How to Import PST to Office 365 – A Complete Guide

Oct 5, 2020 | Posted by: Deepak Singh Bisht

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based service. By using this service, you can access popular applications like MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, One Note, etc. from any location, any time, with any device. In recent times, many users are subscribing to Microsoft 365. So that they can avail of all the benefits of this service. But after subscribing to Microsoft 365, users need to migrate their old data to Microsoft 365. So that user can access their old data. To import emails into Office 365, users need to import PST to Office 365.

In this post, we will discuss the manual method to import PST to Office 365 and how to migrate PST to Office 365 using the third-party software. If you are looking for an easy solution, then this post will be helpful for you.

How to import PST to Office 365 manually?

To import PST to Office 365 manually, you can use the Network upload method. With the help of this method, you can also upload multiple PST files to Office 365 mailboxes.

Step 1: Export PST from Outlook

  1. Launch MS Outlook and click on File
  2. Select Open & Export
  3. Choose Import & Export Option
  4. Select Export to a file option and click on Next
  5. Select Outlook data file (.pst)
  6. Select the folders which you want to export and click on Next. (To include sub-folders, select the checkbox)
  7. Set a path where you want to save exported PST file
  8. Click on the Finish button.

Step 2: Generate SAS URL

  1. Visit protection.office.com
  2. Go to information governance and select the Import option.
  3. Click on Import PST Files and click on the New Import job button.
  4. Enter Name and click on the Next button
  5. Choose Upload your data and click on Next.
  6. Click on Show network upload SAS URL
  7. Copy the SAS URL and Save It on Notepad

Step 3: Setup Azure AzCopy and upload PST to Office 365

  1. Download and install Microsoft Azure AzCopy
  2. After the installation, open the Azure AzCopy
  3. Run the following command

    AzCopy.exe /Source:"\\Your Machine Name\Your PST Folder Name" /Dest:"Your SAS URL" /V:"Provide Location to Save Log File" /Y

  4. After running the command your PST file will be starting to upload
  5. You can see the result by opening the log file

Step 4: View the Uploaded PST files to Office 365 (optional)

  1. Download and install Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer
  2. Open the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer
  3. Click on Plug Icon, choose SAS URL, and click on the Next button
  4. Enter SAS URL, click on Next, and click on Connect
  5. Choose Name and Check your PST file
  6. After reviewing PST, select Name and click on Detach

Step 5: Create PST Import Mapping File

  1. Download the PST import mapping file
  2. Workload: Leave this on Exchange
  3. File Path: Leave blank the File Path
  4. Name: Enter PST file name
  5. Mailbox: Provide the mailbox where you want to import data
  6. IsArchive: If you want to import the PST file to the archive folder, then set it to True. For the primary mailbox, set it to False
  7. TargetRootFolder: Leave blank if you want to import PST data into a new folder

Step 6: Create a new import job

  1. Go to protection.office.com
  2. Go to information governance and select the Import option.
  3. Click on Import PST Files and click on the New Import job button.
  4. Enter Name and click on the Next button
  5. Choose upload your data and click on the Next button.
  6. Select I'm done uploading my files, and I have access to the mapping file check boxes.
  7. Click on Next and click on the Select mapping file.
  8. Select the CSV file and click on Validate
  9. If everything is correct in CSV, then it will return a green message.
  10. Click on the Save and Close

Step 7: Start PST Import Job

  1. Click on Ready to import to Office 365
  2. Click on Import to Office 365
  3. Choose either I want to filter it before importing or want to import everything option as per your requirement
  4. Click on Next and click on the Import data button
  5. Once the progress gets done, you will receive a notification.
  6. Go to Office 365 and check your data.

Import PST to Office 365 using Third-party PST to Office 365 tool

Here we are going to use SysCurve PST to Office 365 migration tool. It is one of the best software, which provides the best way to upload PST to Office.

  1. Download and install the PST to Office 365 tool
  2. Launch the software
  3. Click in the Add File, select the PST file and click on the OK button to start the loading process
  4. After the loading process, the software will display all your data inside the software window
  5. Click on the Export and select Export All Folders
  6. Choose either Export to Primary Mailbox or Export to In-place Archive Mailbox option
  7. Provide a path to save the log file and click on the Next button
  8. Enter Office 365 credential and click on the Sign-in button
  9. After the process, the software will upload PST to Office 365 account.

Other helpful features

  • Easily import PST to Office 365 Primary or In-place Archive mailbox
  • Provide option to upload selected folders to Office 365
  • Maintain original hierarchy folder structure
  • Provide Bulk and Impersonate Export option
  • Free PST to Office 365 migration for the first 20 items per folder
  • Support all edition of Windows OS, including Windows 10

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I upload PST to Office 365 without Outlook?

Yes, you can upload PST to Office 365 without Outlook. But if you have OST and you want to import PST to Office 365, then you need MS Outlook. So that you can convert OST to PST.

Can I upload multiple PST to Office 365 account?

Yes, SysCurve PST to Office 365 migration tool provides the Bulk Export option. With the help of this feature, you can upload multiple PST to Office 365 account.

Is there any free tool available to migrate PST to Office 365?

No, there is no tool available that migrate PST to Office 365 free. To import PST to Office 365 free, you can use the Microsoft Network upload method. But I will recommend SysCurve PST to Office 365 converter. It is an advanced tool, which provides the simplest way to upload PST to Office 365 and save time and effort.

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