Method to backup Microsoft® Outlook 2007
Learn about Microsoft Outlook 2007. Also, know the method to backup Microsoft Outlook 2007
In Microsoft Outlook 2007, mail, calendar, contacts, etc. are stored in a mailbox on an Exchange Server or in a personal folder. Personal folder has .pst extension. While backing up your personal folder using backup utility you may face error message saying something like cannot find outlook backup.pst. This occurs if you could not properly locate the personal folder. In order to resolve this problem you need to open backup utility and select Options. From the list of Options you need to press Browse button and point Microsoft Outlook Backup.pst folder inside Microsoft Outlook folder. Then press Ok button. Then you would be able take a backup of your Microsoft Outlook Personal folder. Many problems may results in the data loss like contact missing from personal folder. Backup would help you to prevent the data loss.
Given below are the ways to backup Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Using Backup Add-in
- Using Microsoft Outlook Backup tool
Using Backup Add-in
You could easily download and install Backup add-ins for Microsoft Outlook 2007. After installing you need to open this add –in and select File menu. From the list of options you need to choose Backup. If you are running the backup tool for the first time, you would get ‘No files set for backup’ message. Then you need to select Options. Then it would list all pst files and folders for Microsoft Outlook 2007. You can set the reminder options, select the personal folders files that are programmed under backup files and click OK. The chosen files will be programmed and click Save Backup. Your backup files will be available in the location where the Microsoft Outlook 2007 pst file is stored and the name will be 'Backup'. You can backup these files in an external hard disk, dvd or you can store it online or in a LAN.
Using Microsoft Outlook Backup tool
Microsoft Outlook Backup Tool can be used for Microsoft Outlook 2007. The tool offers a way to backup the personal folders. A backup is dissimilar from the Archive function in that a backup create a copy of the folders and retains them in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and an Archive delete the items from your Microsoft Outlook 2007 folders to Archive them. This tool is available in Microsoft Office Online site and you can download it from there. Then you need to open Pfbackup.exe file and perform the installation process.
In order to restore the personal folder backup you need to open Microsoft Outlook 2007. After opening Microsoft Outlook 2007 you need to select the Backup from File menu. After opening the 'Open backup' option you need to browse the location where you save the backup and press the Ok button. This would restore the data in the backup file.
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