How to Import or Upload PST to Office 365

Updated On - April 27, 2022 by Henry Bray |

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Office 365 offers many subscription benefits that Microsoft offers, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc. Office 365 meets almost all international security standards such as HIPAA, GDPR, HITECH and many more. On the other hand, Microsoft Outlook is an email client that uses the PST file to store all data elements such as emails, contacts, etc.

 As Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular due to its wide range of software, nowadays, users prefer it more than standalone applications like Microsoft Outlook. You can easily upload PST to Office 365 using a variety of methods. Read the below section to know more about it in brief:

Different ways to upload PST into Office 365

Method 1: Using Outlook to Uploading PST File into Office 365 

  1. Install and open Microsoft Outlook 
  2. Go to the File menu and click on the Open & Export button
  3. Now on-screen Import and Export wizard will open
  4. here, click on the “Import from another program or file”
  5. Now choose the PST file and click Next to proceed
  6. Select desired .pst file
  7. Click Finish to complete the process

Related Blog: How to Import PST to Outlook Web Access (OWA) Office 365

Method 2: Using Network Upload method to Import PST File into Office 365

  1. First, you copy the SAS URL after installing the Azure AzCopy tool
  2. Upload the PST file to Office 365 using the Azure AzCopy tool
  3. You will view the list of PST files that uploaded to Office 365 using MS Azure Storage Explorer
  4. Now you need to create the CSV file for mapping purpose
  5. And, create a PST import job in the import service in Microsoft 365.
  6. Now your PST file has been successfully imported in Office 365

Method 3: Using Drive Shipping method

  1. Install & Open exe tool and get a storage key
  2. Use this tool and copy the PST file to the hard drive
  3. Now, you need to generate a PST mapping file to migrate it to the Azure storage area
  4. Next, you need to create a PST import job in Office 365
  5. At last, dispatch the hard drive to Microsoft to upload the PST file to the Azure storage area

Method 4: Using Professional Methods for Importing PST File

Steps to Import PST File into Office 365 :-

Step 1: Install PST to Office 365 Migration software

import pst file to Office 365 account

Step 2: Now Choose the PST file that you want to import & click on start importing button to continue.

How to Upload Outlook PST files to Office 365

Step 3: Log in by entering User Name & Password and Upload Single or Multiple PST to Office 365. Click Connect to proceed

How to Import Outlook PST files to Office 365?

Step 4: Finally the import process completes and your PST files are successfully imported to Office 365 Account at your desired location.

How to Migrate Outlook PST files to Office 365 account

Benefits of Professional Methods

Regain PST to Office 365 Migration tool is professional software that smoothly imports Outlook PST files into Office 365. It also imports PST files into the Live Exchange Server, including Emails, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, etc. Here, I have listed some other features of  Import PST to Office 365 tool below:

  1. Migrates Outlook PST email to Office 365 and Live Exchange Server easily
  2. Complete migration of Outlook PST file including Emails, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, journals, attachments, notes, etc
  3. Provides filter option to import selective Outlook PST files
  4. Allows preview of entire email folders before importing to Office 365
  5. Preserve original folder hierarchy of Outlook mailbox while importing
  6. No file size restriction when migrating Outlook emails to Office 365
  7. Support all the versions of MS Outlook and MS Exchange Server
  8. Self-intuitive and easy to use GUI for importing PST to Office 365

It also offers you a free trial version of this software which is free of cost. You do not have to pay for it; it is available on the software official website. Go and download it & try it once it helps you evaluate the features and working of the software. It also allows you to import 30 emails per folder at free cost. If you like it, you can purchase its licensed version to import limitless files without any disturbance.


To upload PST into Office 365, you can use various available methods. There are different procedures for this. You can use either a manual or an automatic approach. If you take my advice, then the intuitive way will prove to be beneficial for you because you just need to download the software and import PST files into Office 365; this is the easiest way compared to the manual method, which is long as well as time-consuming.

Author: Henry Bray

Henry Bray is a young technologist and content a Content Writer at Regain Software, loves to write about MS Outlook, MS Exchange Server, Office 365, Mozilla Thunderbird and many more email applications.

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