Backup Personal Folders from Microsoft® Outlook
What is personal folders? Do you know how to backup and restore personal folders from Outlook?
Microsoft Outlook has been added with many new features. One among these features includes the Personal Folders. The feature is useful in storing your e-mail, addresses and other type of information. The personal folder is a file with the '.pst' extension. The folder is located in the system hard disk drive. It is possible to save, move or copy a '.pst' file to other location in the system or to a server. Thus, you can view read messages even you are not connected to server. The personal Folder is usually used by business users to reduce the amount of storage needed for e-mails. You can also archive sent or deleted messages or can store important e-mail messages using Personal Folder. As the personal folder is important for your e-mail needs, you need to always take care of keeping a backup of the folder. This is needed so as the restore the folder to Outlook when a crash or corruption comes to Outlook.
Here are some tips to backup and restore personal folders from Outlook:
- Backup personal folder
- Restore personal folder
- Issues and fixes
Backup personal folder
There are some steps to be followed to backup personal folder in Outlook. To do this, you need to access 'Backup' option from the File menu of the system. It will open up Outlook Personal Folders Backup Windows in which you need to select 'Options' button. You can then select checkboxes near to folders which you decided to backup. Next step is to select 'Browse' button located under File Location header. It will open up Browse Windows with which you can select the file location. As you select and open the backup folder, you need to click 'Ok' button and select 'Save backup' button.
Restore personal folder
You can use the backup folder to restore personal folder back to Outlook. To do this, you need to select 'Import and Export' option from File menu. It will open up Import and Export Wizard Windows in which you need to select 'Import from another program or file' option. You need to then scroll down to get the Personal Folder File. Next step is to click 'Browse' button to get the file explorer Windows. By this, you can select the backup folder which you need to restore. You need to then select 'Import items into the same folder in' and 'Personal Folders'. As you click 'Finish' button, you can see the file is restored in Outlook.
It is possible to get some issues with Personal folder. You may not get capable to restore the Personal Folder from the backup file. The Personal Folder may be missing from the folder. You need to check the storage media and ensure it have no issues. It is important to ensure that the personal folder also having no issues like corruptions. You may get the Personal folder damaged or corrupted. Thus, you get difficulties in accessing your e-mails and other important information. You can use the Inbox Repair Tool for Outlook to get the issue fixed.
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