Backup Microsoft® Outlook Express
Tips to backup and restore Outlook Express data
Microsoft Outlook is a powerful e-mail client that comes with Windows. The Outlook Express data comprises of different parts. It includes e-mail messages, account settings, address book, mail rules (if any) and Passwords. You should back up this information in order to prevent loss of e-mail messages, address book, mail and newsgroup settings, mail rules, blocked senders list and other settings. Hard drive failures, viruses, and accidents can erase this information or make it irrecoverable. But backup can prevent all these troubles. You can backup data manually as well as using the backup tool in the system. Backup data regularly to avoid loss and keep more than one copy for emergencies. But backing up the entire data is a time consuming process store only the important files.
Mentioned below are a few tips to keep in mind while performing data backup:
- Backup important files
- Check compatibility when using backup software tool
- Scan for virus before you backup
Backup important files
You should decide the files to be stored and backup important files rather than backing up all the information in Outlook Express. Backup passwords, address books, mail folders, etc. and delete unwanted e-mails before you perform backup. A lot of backed up files can lead to confusion at the time of restoration. This will also consume more space in your storage device.
Check compatibility when using backup software tool
There are a number of backup utility tools available for Outlook Express files. You can select software that is compatible with your operating system to backup the data. It should also be compatible with all versions of Outlook Express. Incompatibility might lead to problems in the restoration of data. The backup data should be easily restorable.
To avoid virus infection, you should first scan the data before you perform backup. You should scan the mailbox and repair any damaged. Scan it for virus attacks and fix the issues associated with it. You can use a good antivirus software to do this. Update the database before scanning your data.
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