Back Up Microsoft® Outlook 2007 E-mails
What are the tips for backing up and restoring e-mails in Microsoft Outlook 2007?
Outlook 2007 from Microsoft is a powerful information management program that provides the users with a multitude of options to view, manage and manipulate information both online and offline. Microsoft Outlook 2007 is more than a simple mail client and covers areas like contact manager, address book keeper, scheduler, and event calendar etc. Microsoft Outlook 2007 program is having a simple to use interface based on the well acclaimed Microsoft Ribbon layout that helps all levels of users to navigate through the provided options under minimal complications. The 'Backup and restore' options provided in Microsoft Outlook 2007 helps the users to backup e-mails and folders and restore them later using the options available. To backup the e-mails and folders in Microsoft Outlook 2007 program, users should first select 'Import/Export' option from the file menu. After selecting 'Export' option, highlight the export to file option. Select the export to personal file folder (.PST) and select a location to save the file using the browse options. Saving the file to desktop or documents folder is recommended for easy access later. A complete backup of the e-mails in Microsoft Outlook 2007 will be made as PST files in the folder created on the chosen location as the users select the finish button.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to restore e-mails in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Use Import options
- Importing PST file
- Copy PST file
Use Import options
The file import options in Microsoft Outlook 2007 can be used to import a PST file containing the e-mails and other user data into the program. The import options can be accessed using the file menu options. The users are advised to clear any set attributes to the PST file so as to prevent related errors or issues. It is also advised that the users copy the backup PST files from the program to safely accessible location of the system so as to minimize possible errors.
Importing PST file
After copying the PST file to a safe location, the users should open Microsoft Outlook 2007 file menu and select the 'Import/Export' options. The Import from another program or file option should be selected so as to restore the backed up PST files into the program. Select the file type as personal file folder or PST and input the path where the file is currently located on the system. Doing so and selecting apply will help restore user data from PST files in Microsoft Outlook 2007 under minimal issues.
In some cases the import PST file function will not work quite well and the users will have to use alternate methods to restore e-mails in Microsoft Outlook 2007. The users are advised to first locate the default file folders of the program on the system using the options in the tool menu and then close the program. Copy the backed up PST files into the folders that are used by the program and then close the explorer and launch the program. This will restore the e-mails into Microsoft Outlook 2007 without any issues. Users can also make use of third party programs to do the same under minimal efforts.
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