Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 Backup Settings
Files can be lost from your computer in many ways. By mistake you might delete a file, or a virus might wipe one out. You can also face a complete hard drive failure. Important personal items are then generally gone forever. There are many options for backing up your files in Microsoft Outlook 2010. You do not need any sophisticated equipment for this. You can use CDs, DVDs, external hard drives, flash drives, network drives, or even online storage services. It might be a good idea to backup your data to multiple locations. For example, you might opt to backup your content onto both an external hard drive and to an online storage spot. Both automatic and manual methods are available to configure the backup settings in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
- Role and benefits of backup settings
- Manual configuration
- Automatic configuration
Role and benefits of backup settings
Microsoft Outlook 2010 saves your e-mails in a Personal Folder file with a .pst extension. A sudden loss of e-mail access and data can be disastrous, so a regular backup is essential to prevent or minimize the impact of a failure. The backup settings in Microsoft Outlook 2010 like import/export play an imperative role here. This prevents the loss of your important information. Your important mails and other data can be recovered if you have done the backup of Microsoft Outlook 2010 frequently.
In Microsoft Outlook 2010, find the PST file on the hard drive of your PC and copy it to another location on another drive or device. Microsoft Outlook 2010 needs to be closed before the copy is successful. To find the location of the PST file on your PC, open 'Microsoft Outlook 2010', click 'Tools', 'Account Settings', and 'Data' tabs. The PST file will show where it is placed in the list. Installation of Outlook Data Export Add-in for Microsoft Outlook 2010 can make exporting both quick and easy. You shall configure Microsoft Outlook 2010 features for your Gmail and Google Apps accounts as well. This helps you to read all your e-mail from desktop, reply to messages and create a backup of your email.
With the Personal Folders Backup add-in, you can make a decision which of your .pst files you want to backup and how often you would like to back them up. Automatic backup software is available to serve the purpose. In such cases of backing up of your data, you need not configure you backup settings daily. You just have to set it once and then it will perform the backup in Microsoft Outlook 2010, as you have configured the settings in it.
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