I suddenly have web based Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel and Word installed (for free) on my PC.

Suzanne Parent 26 Reputation points

I bought Office 2016 and it is working nicely.
I especially like the functionality of having my Outlook email.pst files on my computer which I save each year. I can open each year's email.pst file going back to 1999 and I find it very convenient.
What happens to my Outlook 2016 .pst files when I start using the new web based Outlook (2020)?
Can this new version of Outlook (2020) that comes with the new web based Office applications allow me to save my email.pst files going forward?
If so, where will these new Outlook (2020) email.pst files be stored?
Will I be able to open email.pst files from 1999 when I start using the new Outlook (2020)?


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Outlook Management
Outlook: A family of Microsoft email and calendar products.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. Andy David - MVP 138.3K Reputation points MVP

    Web Based Email clients can not access or create pst files. Only the Windows client you are using now can do that so you will need to continue to use Office 2016/2019 if you want to use pst files.

    Alternatively, import the pst files into your mailbox and the Web based client can then access those.

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