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With the advancement in MS Outlook features, there are now no limitations on PST file size. Therefore, individuals are looking for methods to merge small PST files that were created using previous versions of Outlook so that they can use it as a single file within their MS Outlook.
In older versions of Outlook, there were always limitations for PST file size due to which users were not allowed to create large-sized PST files. However, Microsoft resolved this issue in the latest version of Outlook, such as Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010. But, users having small PST files are still willing to merge them into a single file.
Here we will discuss how you can merge two or more PST files with manual methods as well as a third-party utility.
Before moving to the solutions to merge PST files, let’s first discuss why you need to merge two PST files. It often happens with most users when they create multiple PST files for different Outlook accounts without thinking that the management and handling of multiple PST files will be complicated. When you merge or combine multiple PST files into one, you can avail benefits like:
A combined PST file is easy to manage, use, open, and share as compared to multiple PST files.
There are two ways to combine or merge PST files – the first method is a manual process, whereas, the second one is using a third-party tool – Kernel Merge PST. So, let have a look at the manual process first.
The manual method is a two-step process, in which you’ll have to create a blank PST file and then import data from all PST files to this empty PST file.
Step 1: Creating a blank PST file
After a blank PST file is created, import all PST files to this file.
Step 2: Importing data from multiple PST file to the blank PST
Similarly, you can import other PST files one by one to the blank pst files. Once all files are imported, their data will be merged into a single PST file.
Knowing the above steps, you might have observed how complicated it is to merge PST files manually. So, to make it easier for you, if we have an alternative solution – Kernel Merge PST.
Kernel Merge PST is an advanced tool that is specifically designed to merge two or more PST files. It is empowered with advanced features that make the merging process easier. Let’s take a look at the working process.
This is the simplest method to merge PST files without any hassle and data loss.
Those who used to work on the previous versions of Outlook can merge their PST files for use in the latest versions as they support large PST files. Though it can be achieved easily using the manual method, it will consume considerable time and effort. So, here, we also talked about a third-party tool that will help individuals to merge multiple Outlook PST files quickly without much effort.