Outlook - How to backup Outlook emails? - Asked By Hanley White on 26-Dec-11 06:03 AM

Outlook is the most preferable email client. Regular usage of Outlook will definitely accumulate more number of emails, contacts and other data. Sometimes due to accidental deletion or PST file corruption users might lose their Outlook data. Losing important email might leads to critical problem.

In order to be safe in terms of your important mails, it is better backup Outlook email regularly. I know it is a tedious job to open PST file regularly and taking backup but you can automate your Outlook backup process.

Last week when i was searching for outlook backup automation i came to know about Outlook backup and migrate software. Using those tools it is very easy to backup Outlook data along with settings. They will also help to migrate PST file from one version to another version of Outlook. Using those tools you can automate Outlook backup with the help of built-in scheduler.

Now my Outlook backup is more easier than ever before with backup tool. If you want try the tool which i used. It is here:


dipa ahuja replied to Hanley White on 26-Dec-11 06:03 AM

How to back up Outlook Express items

Step 1: Copy message files to a backup folder

Step A: Locate the Store folder
  1. Start Outlook Express.
  2. Click Tools, and then click Options.
  3. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
  4. In the Store Location dialog box, copy the store location. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Put the mouse pointer at one end of the box under the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
    2. Press and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer across the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
    3. Press CTRL+C to copy the location.
  5. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
Step B: Copy the contents of the Store folder
  1. Click Start, click Run, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
Step C: Create a backup folder
  1. Right-click any empty area on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
  2. Type Mail Backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
Step D: Paste the contents of the Store folder into the backup folder
  1. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
  2. Right-click inside the Mail Backup folder window, and then click Paste.

Jitendra Faye replied to dipa ahuja on 26-Dec-11 06:07 AM

That person posted an advertisement for taking backup of Outlook emails. He is not asking question , he is giving solution.

dipa ahuja replied to Jitendra Faye on 26-Dec-11 06:16 AM
Ohh ok i just read the subject of question :)
Sri K replied to Hanley White on 26-Dec-11 07:45 AM

Backup your Outlook Express Data: Step by Step...

Outlook express data consists of the several parts.

  • Email messages
  • Account settings
  • Address Book (if used)
  • Mail rules (if any)
  • Passwords