How to Back Up Outlook

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Back up your Outlook datafile

  1. Open Outlook > Select “File” > Select “Open & Export” > Select “Import/Export”
  2. Select “Export to a file” > Click Next
  3. Select your Data File (Select the top level datafile folder to backup - Make sure “Include subfolders” is checked. This will backup the entire datafile, including emails)
  4. Click Next
  5. Name and save the pst file to a location of your choosing > Click Finish

Restore your Outlook Data

  1. Open Outlook > File > Info > Account Settings
  2. Select the "Data Files" tab > Select "Add" > Select "Outlook data file (.pst) > Name and save the file
  3. Open Outlook > File > Open & Export > Import/Export
  4. Select "Import from another program or file" > Select "Outlook Data File (.pst)"
  5. Browse and select the .pst file > Select "Next"
  6. Under "Import items into the same folder in" select the pst file > Select Finish