Microsoft Outlook 2003: How to make a backup copy of a PST file on Windows XP?
Are you looking for steps to make a backup copy of a .pst file in Microsoft Outlook 2003 on your Windows XP-based computer system?
Microsoft Outlook can be used to back up messages, appointments, tasks, journal entries, notes, and contacts in .pst files. For your information .pst files are the personal storage folders used to back up the data created in Microsoft Outlook 2003. Here’s how you can make a backup copy of a .pst file in Microsoft Outlook 2003 on your Windows XP-based PC.
Step 1: Click on the ‘Start’ button.
Step 2: Go to the ‘Control Panel’.
Step 3: Double-click on the ‘Mail’ icon.
Step 4: Click on ‘Show Profiles’.
Step 5: Click on the appropriate profile and then click on ‘Properties’.
Step 6: Click on ‘Data Files’.
Step 7: Under ‘Name’, click the ‘Personal Folders Service’ that you want to back up.
Step 8: Click on ‘Settings’ and then note the path and file name that appears.
Step 9: Close all the ‘Properties’ windows.
Step 10: Use ‘Windows Explorer’ or ‘My Computer’ to copy the file. You can copy the file to another location on the hard disk drive or to any kind of removable storage media.
The above mentioned 10 easy to follow steps will help you make a backup copy of a .pst file in Microsoft Outlook 2003 on your Windows XP-based computer in an easy manner.
Video solution for help
For more help and support, check out the below given solution video. In the video, you can find each of the mentioned steps being performed right in front of your eyes.
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