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Backup Outlook e-mails, notes, tasks, etc.
If you would like to backup Outlook, follow these instructions. You
can backup ALL of your contacts, messages, tasks, or calendar items in Outlook, then this is the place to look. The process is pretty easy, but there are a few steps. Don't worry, I'll walk you through the whole thing.
To start out, open up Outlook. Click: File->Import and Export. This will open the "Import and Export Wizard". On this page, select
"Export to a file".
Click next, and on the next page select "Personal Folder File (.pst)". It'll be toward the bottom. Hit
next yet again, and then "Export Personal Folders" will appear. Select
"Personal Folders" at the top, and be sure to check the box next to
By now, you've probably already guessed that you need to click next again. Correct. On the
following prompt you will be asked where you want to save the file. In the box under "Save exported file as:" Put in whatever folder you want, and name the file whatever you want. I left it in the default folder, and named it "Backup 9-04". Leave the radio button next to "Replace duplicates with items exported" selected. Hit the
Finish button, and you're done! Outlook will think for a bit as it saves every last bit of info it has, and then you can continue on business as usual.
Outlook backup complete!
For added protection, I'd burn the backup that you just made to a CD, because hard drives do, in fact, crash. It's a good idea to have a physically separate backup of everything. Now if ever you need to format your system then you can bring Outlook back up to speed in a matter of minutes.
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