How to Move Outlook File to Different Drive on Same Computer?

Does your Outlook PST file occupied more space on your C: drive? Are you looking for a method to move Outlook file into another drive of same system? If yes, then continue reading this page, it will guide you the various ways to do so.

Let’s consider a situation:

I need some immediate guidance; I am stuck in serious problem. Actually, I wanted to move my Outlook file from default drive to some other drive; because my default system drive was consuming lot of space. If I can move Outlook PST to some other drive, then I just hope that I’ll get some free space. I need someone to guide me if there is any chance to do it.

Case 1: For saving only Outlook attributes on any other drive, follow below procedure:

  1. Open Outlook application
  2. Select all the emails which you want to save by using ctrl + click
  3. Now click on ‘File’ menu
  4. Use ‘Save As’ option
  5. Browse the drive where you want to save the data
  6. If you select multiple files, then you have to give some file name to save it
  7. Finally click on ‘OK’ button

After doing this process, emails will get saved in text file format. When you open file you can see all email contents.

Note: The above process was mentioned to save mails in different drive. You may consider this same process for other PST file attributes as well.

Case 2: For moving entire folder, follow the process motioned below:

  1. After opening Outlook application, take your cursor to ‘File’ menu
  2. Choose ‘Import and Export’ option
  3. Now select ‘Export to a File’
  4. Select ‘Comma separated values’
  5. Now pick the folder which you are looking to export
  6. Browse the folder to save it
  7. Click on ‘Next’ and then ‘Finish’

If you find above processes time consuming, then you may think like how can I move Outlook file to a different drive on a same computer. If that so, check for its alternative way below.

Program to move Outlook file to a different drive

It is simple to move your Outlook data file with in a system by using Yodot Move Outlook PST application. It is a trusted tool which can easily move your Outlook data file. Due to its read only access, it won’t modify anything in the file. It is a handy program which can be used easily. It supports all Outlook versions like Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. This utility is providing three options called ‘Backup’, ‘Restore’ and ‘Migrate’. So it is helpful to move your contents to other system by using ‘Migrate’ option. To use this software you need Windows operating system (XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008, 7, 8.x and 10).

Steps to operate the application

Check this link to download Yodot Move Outlook PST software on your Windows -> On main screen, you will have three options called ‘Backup’, ‘Restore’ and ‘Migrate’ -> Select first option -> Now a screen will display ‘Smart Backup’ and ‘Advanced Backup’ -> Use ‘Advanced Backup’ option to take entire PST backup -> Browse the destination location to save file after process -> Once the process is done, run same tool and choose ‘Migrate’ option -> Browse the previously backed up file -> Allow it to finish the process.