I would like to set up some older emails as pst files on my hard drive rather than keeping them on the server CanI transfer existing outlook files o do this, and how can I later access the individual emails if I want to?

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    set up some older emails as pst files...What does that mean? Do you want to move email into a PST file? – I say Reinstate Monica Feb 28 '18 at 17:41
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    It’s a reasonable question to ask, but being there are several drawbacks to doing this, the first question that should be asked is why, or should, you be doing this? Email storage is not typically an issue nowadays. – Appleoddity Feb 28 '18 at 17:50
  • Is this a company-owned computer connecting to a corporate-managed Exchange server? In many cases, PST creation is actually blocked on domain computers so that people cannot save files this way, and your local IT should be contacted to find a creative alternative appropriate within your organization. – music2myear Feb 28 '18 at 17:53
  • @Appleoddity Office 365 limits your mailbox to 50 GB. I have a client that routinely has to move data elsewhere because of it, though I agree with you in general. – I say Reinstate Monica Feb 28 '18 at 17:56
  • @TwistyImpersonator there are archive solutions for Office 365 too for this very reason. – LPChip Feb 28 '18 at 17:57

This is exactly what Outlook Auto-Archive feature is for: it can automatically backup your old emails into a local PST file.

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