How to Backup and Restore PST files in Outlook 2010 on Windows 7?
Are you looking for the steps to backup and restore .pst files in Microsoft Outlook 2010 in your Windows 7 based PC? If yes, then you are on through the right steps. Well, the Microsoft Outlook stores messages, contacts, appointments, tasks, notes and journal entries in a personal storage folder on your computer, which is also called .pst files.
The .pst file is located on the computer’s hard disk drive and it can be used to take backup and restore or export and import in case you experience a hardware failure or lose data unexpectedly. You might take backup and restore of .pst files whenever you have to transfer data from one computer to another or have to transfer it from one hard disk drive to another hard disk drive. In case you want to do it now, feel free to follow our instructions available below and make the changes as required. Here’s how you can do it.
The solution to the problem
Follow the instructions to backup and restore .pst files in Microsoft Outlook 2010 on Windows 7-based PC:
1. First you need to make hidden files and folders visible. To do so, open “Computer.
2. Click “Organize and select “Folder and Search Options
3. Click on the “View tab and select the radio button next to “Show hidden files and folders, then click “OK.
4. To backup the “PST file, make sure Outlook is closed.
5. Navigate to “C:, “Users, “Your Username, “App Data, “Local, “Microsoft, “Outlook.
6. Copy the “PST file and paste it to the desired location and then close the window.
7. To restore the “PST file, open “Outlook 2010.
8. Click on “File and go to “Open, and then click “Open Outlook Data File.
9. Go to the location where you saved the backup and then select it.
10. Click “OK and it will restore the “PST file.
See, how easily you can backup and restore .pst files in Microsoft Outlook 2010 on Windows 7-based PC, all you need to do is follow our instructions and make the changes as and when you want.
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