Tips to back up personal folders from Microsoft® Outlook 2007
Learn about personal folders and the methods to back up and restore personal folders from Microsoft Outlook 2007. What is the purpose of backing up and restoring the data and how can issues during the process be fixed?
In Microsoft Outlook 2007, mail, calendar, contacts etc are stored in a mailbox on an Exchange Server or in 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 MS Outlook backup.pst. This happens due to the inability to 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 Outlook Backup.pst folder inside Outlook folder. Then press Ok button. Then you should be able to backup your MS Outlook Personal folder. Many problems may result in data loss like contact missing from personal folder. Backup would help you to prevent the data loss.
Given below are ways to backup and restore personal folders from Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Using Backup Add-in
- Using Microsoft Outlook 2007 Personal Folders Backup Tool
Using Backup Add-in
You could easily download and install Backup add-ins for Microsoft Outlook 2007. After installing the application, you need to open this add –in and select File menu. From the list of options you need to choose Backup. If you run 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, choose the personal folders files that are listed under backup files and click ok. The chosen files will be listed and click Save Backup. Microsoft Outlook 2007 has to be closed while performing the backup. The backup files will be stored in the same location as the pst file. You can backup these files in an external hard disk, DVD or you can store it online or in a LAN.
Using Microsoft Outlook 2007 Personal Folders Backup Tool
Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool is used for Microsoft Outlook 2007. The tool provides a way to backup the personal folders. A backup is different from the Archive function in that a backup makes a copy of the folders and retains them in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and an Archive removes the items from your Microsoft Outlook 2007 folders to Archive them. You could download this tool from the Microsoft Office Online site by clicking the Download link and following the instructions in the dialog boxes. Then you need to start the setup program, double-click the Pfbackup.exe program file on your hard disk. By following the instructions on the screen you could easily complete the installation.
In order to restore the personal folder backup you need to open Microsoft Outlook 2007. After opening Microsoft Outlook 2007 you need to open the Backup Add from File menu. After opening the backup option you need to click on the Open Backup option to browse the location where you want to save the backup and press the OK button.
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