MS Outlook PST File Backup

Microsoft Outlook is a part of MS office suit application and default used as email client to send and receive emails over internet.. In addition to emails one can even make use of Outlook for checking RSS feeds, managing contacts, managing tasks, keeping notes, calendar items, organizing appointments and so on. All this information will be stored in PST (Personal Storage Table) file in your PC. In case, if your computer or laptop encloses more than one account in Outlook then there will be individual PST file for separate accounts.

However in certain situations like human mistakes or logical issues Outlook PST file get corrupt, delete or lost and you will lose access to Outlook profile. Therefore maintaining backup of Outlook PST file will be very useful, if you come across any unpredicted situations.

To backup Outlook PST files one can make use of built in option, below are the mentioned steps:

  • Initially open Outlook profile
  • On File menu, click on “Import and Export” option, if the command is unavailable, the reset the pointer at the bottom of the menu and then click on “Import and Export” option and press on Next.
  • Now select “Personal Folder File” (.pst) and hit on Next
  • Select the folder that you would like to export.
  • Now select the destination location where you want to save the file and click on “Finish” button.

There are some disadvantages with built in option such as you are not able to export all Outlook attributes (nick names, dictionaries, signatures, stationary, etc).  The method is tricky and difficult to perform manually and sometimes leads to data loss from Outlook profile if you done the process incorrectly. Therefore it’s better to opt for third party backup tool like Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate to export Microsoft Outlook PST file efficiently.

Outstanding Features of this Software:

This utility has the capability to backup entire Outlook profile attributes such as contacts, emails, calendar events, tasks, notes, RSS feeds, signatures, journals, settings and so forth within matter of minutes. By making use of this software you can easily migrate the Outlook version from one system to another. Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool is designed with integrated “Scheduling Option” which helps you to backup your PST file automatically by scheduling it. It is designed with simple GUI (Graphical User Interface) which helps you to restore Outlook backup completley. The application is compatible with all versions of Windows operating system and Outlook versions.

How to use Outlook 2010 PST Backup Utility:

Download & install the tool & run it on your Windows OS. On the main screen you will find three options “Backup”, “Restore” & “Migrate”. Select “Backup” to create backup of your Outlook profile manually. On the next screen you will find two options “Smart Backup” & “Advance Backup”. Select “Smart Backup” to perform one click backup of your entire Outlook profile & “Advance Backup” option to customize your PST backup. As soon as the process is completed you will get a success message. You can see the summary report to check whether all the desired Outlook attributes have been backed up properly or not.