Back up Microsoft® Outlook 2010
What are the tips to back up data on Microsoft Outlook 2010?
Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail client program from the Microsoft series. The latest one in this series is Microsoft Outlook 2010. The application can be used for creating, managing, sending and receiving e-mails. You can use this application for keeping a track of contacts and can also store information in the application. All these information will be stored in a folder called Personal Folder File or .pst file in the system. There is a possibility for the file to be damaged. You may accidentally delete the file or may automatically get removed due to some infections. So, you need to take a backup of Microsoft Outlook file always.
Here are some methods to backup Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Use Personal Folders Backup add-in
- Back up e-mail in Microsoft Outlook
- Using third-party application
Use Personal Folders Backup add-in
You can use the Personal Folders backup add-in option for taking backup of Microsoft Outlook 2010. To take a backup, open Microsoft Outlook 2010 application, then select 'Add-ins' from the ribbon. Then click on 'Options' and select the .pst files which you wish to backup. You can then select the location for storing backup and get Microsoft Outlook personal folders saved.
Back up e-mail in Microsoft Outlook
'Export' option in Microsoft Outlook 2010 can be used to take backup of e-mails. To do this, select the 'Backstage' view in 'File' tab and then click 'Import' in 'Open' menu. Then select the 'Export to a File' option in the 'Choose an action perform' list. Next step is to click 'Microsoft Outlook Data File' in the Create a file of type list. Click the folder to be exported in the 'Select' folder to export from list. Just select the location where the backup is to be saved and click 'Finish' button.
There are some third-party applications introduced which can be used for taking backup of Microsoft Outlook 2010. MailStore Home is the latest comprehensive e-mail backup solution which you can use for this purpose. It can be used to backup all your e-mail messages to the desired location automatically. You need to download and install the software from and then run the application to do the backup.
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