Oct 14 2020 06:48 AM
Oct 14 2020 06:48 AM
Just switched to the new Outlook for Mac. What happened to On My Computer Files folders? I used to have all my old emails grouped by years in .pst files.
If I go to Preferences, and General, the "Hide On My Computer folders" is grayed out.
If I go to File, Import and Export are grayed out.
Oct 15 2020 07:07 AM
Nov 03 2020 06:10 AM - edited Nov 03 2020 06:11 AM
I have a feeling that the slider will not stay forever, so it'd be nice to get a real solution, MICROSOFT......
Nov 05 2020 11:10 AM
@JayBrant This is a HUGE obstacle for me. I don't need my emails, but all of my calendar events disappear once I switch unless the event was created through an email. I set many hundreds of reminders for MYSELF throughout the year, many recurring, so I can remember things. It appears if they are not connected to an email invite that they will go away. I can't imagine the headache this will cause me when I am forced to migrate. It may just move me from Outlook.
Nov 09 2020 03:24 PM
Hello all. So I switched back to the old version to get to my folders (I just needed an old email to forward along). Then I decided to flip back to the "New Outlook" experience. I noticed, when I did, this popped in the box to confirm the switch...
This is asinine.
Nov 13 2020 05:59 AM
@BaucomRick Agreed, the ability to view the migrated PST folders from my old PCs is the main (I guess only) reason for me using outlook on the Mac. If they take that feature away it's no good to me at all and will mean I might as well move to Apple's mail client.
Dec 22 2020 01:04 AM
I happenen to get the solution.
I am using macbook with M1 chip, so i have an outlook version 16.44 (office 365 version), which is universal for intel and m1 CPU. I hope it fits in your cases as well.
Solution is to switch the default NEW outlook to OLD.
Find the switch at the top right of your menu bar, should be like this:
Click on it, it will prompt for your confirmation like this:
Click "Switch Back", Outlook will restart.
And then you will see the Import and Export functions available:
I will be glad to know if it help you.
Jan 14 2021 06:36 AM
Found this other article which has a link for voting to ask for this feature:
Don't understand why On My Computer isn't a default feature, but hopefully if enough of us complain and vote yes to include it back, then maybe Microsoft will make the change.
Feb 19 2021 06:44 AM
@JayBrantI also see that not only are all On my Computer files gone, all of my Outlook Calendar Events and Contacts also disappeared. In Customer Support Chat, I was told that these items (these are not my Mac iCal and contacts, just the ones in Outlook) is tied to the On my Computer issue. So, I once again switched back to the Old Version. Why pay for a subscription that doesn't offer all of the features. Yes, my IMAP E-Mails are now transitioned, but all of the business calendar events nowhere. Ridiculous!