Microsoft® Outlook 2007 Temporary Files and Back up PST files
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is one of the applications found in Microsoft Office 2007. This is an e-mail application and there is also a calendar present. Microsoft Outlook 2007 has got more features and benefits while compared to the earlier version of Microsoft Outlook. You could use it as Contact Manager also. In Microsoft Outlook the data are stored in the PST files. There are chances that crashing of Microsoft Outlook and the files may occur. So, in such situations it would be a better idea to back up all those PST files to safe location or to removable media. The secure temporary folder would store the files when you open attachments with the e-mail.
Below mentioned points are about secure temporary files in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and the tips to back up PST files in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Secure temporary files
- Temporary files' location
- Tips to back up PST files
Secure Temporary Files
You have to open the attachments that are being sent with e-mail messages. In such conditions Microsoft Outlook would keep a copy of them. That folder is called secure temporary folder. This should be done before saving them to hard drive. This secure temporary folder is found hidden below the temporary Internet files. These file copies are formed so that the virus scanner would scan them before it is opened. Secure temporary files would be then deleted whenever you close that opened file.
Temporary files' location
From the 'Start' menu you need to type 'regedit' in 'Run'. Then browse key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOfficexx.0OutlookSecurityOutlookSecureTempFolder' value. You need to double click 'OutlookSecureTempFolder' and after opening that, copy the path. You would then paste that to Windows Explorer address bar. The location of secure temporary folder is 'C:Documents and SettingsuserLocal SettingsTemporary Internet FilesContent.Outlook 8A0VMD3A'. This is the case when you use Windows XP.8A0VMD3A could be random characters.
Tips to Back up PST Files
Close Microsoft Outlook and then open the 'Control Panel'. From that click 'Mail' icon which is present in 'User Accounts'. You have to then click 'Show Profiles'. You would click the proper profile and click the 'Properties'. Next click the 'Data Files'. Under the name you have to select and click 'Personal Folders Service' which you have to back up. You would click 'Settings' and note the path and also the file name. Then close the 'Properties' windows and from Windows Explorer take the file by pasting the path noted before. After finding the file you have to copy that file to a safe place in the system or in some removable media like CD, floppy disk etc.
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