Tips to backup Microsoft® Outlook Express data
What is the benefit of taking backups for Microsoft Outlook Express like e-mails, address book and news accounts. How can the backup be taken?
Microsoft Outlook Express is an advanced e-mail and news client from Microsoft for use on Windows series of operating systems. Microsoft Outlook Express helps to send, receive and manage your e-mails smoothly. Backing up data from your Microsoft Outlook Express is very important as chances are there that you might lose your e-mails, address book entries, news accounts or any other data associated with your Microsoft Outlook Express. Backing up of data on a regular basis can help you regain your data in case you lose the data through an accident. You can efficiently create backups for your Microsoft Outlook Express on your computer's hard disk or a removable media.
The need to create backups for Microsoft Outlook Express and the tips to create backups are discussed below:
- Creating e-mail backup
- Creating Address book backup
- Creating News account backup
Creating e-mail backup
To create backups for your Microsoft Outlook Express you can launch your Microsoft Outlook Express and click on 'File' from the drop down menu and navigate to the 'Import and Export' then select 'Outlook'. Now you need to highlight the 'Export to a file' from the list and select 'Next'. Now you need to select 'Personal Folder File (.pst)' then click 'Next'. After this you can select the folder containing the messages that you need to backup and also check in the box 'Include Subfolders' to select the entire items under it. You can chose the locations in your hard disk to save the files that you are to backup. Follow the wizard and save the files to your computer.
Creating Address book backup
In order to create the backup for the address book, you can launch your Microsoft Outlook Express. Then click on the 'File' option on the top side of your main window and select the 'Import and Export' option and you can chose the option to 'Export to a file' and select the pst and click on 'Next'. Now you can click on the 'Contacts' option and click the 'Include subfolders' tab to ensure that you don’t miss out any contact. Now follow the simple Wizard prompts to complete the backup of the Address Book to the desired location in your hard disk.
To backup the new accounts on your Microsoft Outlook Express, you need to click on the 'Tools' menu and navigate to 'Accounts'. Here, in the Accounts tab, you can find the 'News' Tab. Select the 'News account' that you want to backup, and then you can select the 'Export' option. This will open 'Save in box', where you can select the desired location in your hard disk to save the files. Click on 'Save'. You can repeat the same for each News Account you want to create backups for.
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