How do I move an email from archive to inbox in Outlook?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

To move an email from the archive folder to the inbox in Outlook, you can follow these steps:

1. Start by opening Microsoft Outlook on your computer.

2. Once Outlook is open, locate the “File” tab at the top left corner of the screen and click on it. This will open a dropdown menu.

3. From the dropdown menu, select “Open & Export” option. This will open a new menu with various options.

4. In the new menu, click on “Import/Export” option. This will open the Import and Export Wizard.

5. In the wizard, select the option “Import from another program or file” and click on “Next”. This option allows you to import data from a file into your Outlook account.

6. In the next window, select “Outlook Data File (.pst)” and click on “Next”. This option allows you to import data from a PST file, which is commonly used to store archived emails.

7. Now, click on the “Browse” button and navigate to the location where your archive file is saved. Select the archive file and click on “Open”.

8. Once you have selected the archive file, you can choose how you want Outlook to handle the imported data. By default, it will import everything into your current mailbox, but you can also choose to import it into a new folder or merge it with existing folders. Make your selection and click on “Next”.

9. In the next window, you have the option to specify the destination folder where the emails will be imported. Choose “Inbox” or any other desired folder and click on “Finish”.

10. Outlook will now start importing the emails from the archive file into the selected folder. The time it takes will depend on the size of the archive file and the number of emails being imported.

11. Once the import process is complete, you can navigate to the selected folder (in this case, the Inbox) and you should see the imported emails there.

It’s important to note that the above steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Outlook you are using. However, the general process should remain similar. If you encounter any difficulties or have any specific questions, feel free to ask for further assistance.

I hope this helps!