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Free Guide to Learn Migrate Office 365 Mailboxes to PST Procedure

Published on 06 February 18

Microsoft Office 365 is the famous web-based email client that stores its all data in the cloud. It allows users to access data from anywhere at any time and it has some additional features such as file sharing, working with mobile phones, cloud services etc. But, still, there are some users who want to migrate Office 365 mailboxes to PST. Because Office 365 is the internet dependent email client. Whenever users need to access their Office 365 data offline then, first they have to take backup of their data items. For backing up, it is required to save all important information in the desktop-based email client i.e MS Outlook. Therefore, Office 365 mailboxes to PST migration is needed for backup. There are some solutions given in this post which helps to migrate Office 365 mailboxes to Outlook PST files.

Migrate Office 365 Mailboxes to PST using eDiscovery PST Export Tool

An eDiscovery PST Export Tool is an inbuilt feature of Microsoft. It helps to creates the backup of Office 365 data items such as emails, contacts, and calendars to a PST file. An eDiscovery PST Export tool allows users to transfer the results of an In-Place eDiscovery search into an Outlook PST file. These searches may keep items from mailboxes & public folders. It depends upon the content sources from the eDiscovery search. By following these steps, a user can easily understand how to configure the In-Place-Hold and how to search for mailbox items and transfer them to PST files:

  1. First, Log in Office 365 and go to the Exchange admin center, then click on compliance management option. Now, under the In-Place eDiscovery & Hold, click on the New (+) button.

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Note: If your account is not a member of Discovery Management Role group, then you have to add this role to your user account. For adding, select permission and double-click on the Discovery Management under the Admin roles. Now, add your account to this group by clicking on ‘+’ icon under the Members option.

  1. Now, enter a name & description in the In-Place eDiscovery & hold window and click on Next button.

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  1. After that, under Mailboxes, choose required options and click on Next button.