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Creating Personal Folders

This page explains how to create personal folders in Outlook. Note: The creation of PSTs is no longer necessary under our Google Mail system.

Former Function of PST Files

Personal Folders were files that Microsoft Outlook used to store emails locally on a computer. On our old email system, if a user was approaching the size limit for emails stored on the Exchange server, Personal Folders were how they reduced the size of the mailbox while retaining those emails.

Warning

Personal Folders are files in PST format saved locally on a computer's hard drive. Therefore, the information in Personal Folders is not available online, and this information is also liable to be lost in the event of a computer crash. It's best to migrate your old PST files onto our current Google Mail system. For assistance on doing that, please click here.

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Support Information

For support with email set up and troubleshooting, please call the IT Service Desk at (310) 506-4357 (HELP).