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Manage your mailbox III: Move or copy messages to Personal Folders

Computer, box with folders, messages
Store messages on your own computer using a Personal Folders file that you create.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience. Practice requires Outlook 2007.
  • A short test at the end of the lesson; the test is not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create a Personal Folders file that you can use to move your e-mail messages from the server to your own computer.
  • Create subfolders inside the Personal Folders file for better organization.
  • Export messages to a Personal Folders file to create backup copies of them.

Before you begin

This is the third course in a series of five. For an overview of each course in this series, see the "Size and storage matters" section of the Roadmap to Outlook 2007 training.

If you're not sure what a Personal Folders file is or what it means to store messages on your own computer, see the course Manage your mailbox II: Understand your choices for storing.

A Personal Folders file is similar to a filing cabinet: It's a place for you to store your messages for easy retrieval later.

In this course, the third in a series, you'll see how to create a Personal Folders file that you can use to store e-mail messages on your own computer.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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