Procedure to Backup and Restore Outlook Manually

Microsoft Outlook is an email client application comes standard with MS Office suite. MS Outlook is been used to manage personal information as well as to keep in touch with other people through emails. With the help of MS Outlook, you can send and receive emails to and from anyone who as an email account. Apart from this, it stores other information also such as contacts, tasks, notes, RSS feeds, calendar items, journals, etc. However, MS Outlook is highly prone to corruption due to various things such as virus attacks, application error, etc. and finally ends up with data loss from it. Therefore, it is best to backup Outlook data before losing any precious emails and other data. In case if you have lost Outlook data then you can restore data again by using backup file.

Backup Outlook Data Manually

  • Choose File from the top menu bar
  • Select Data File Management or Account Settings under “Tools
  • Click on Data File tab and highlight the file you wish to backup
  • Click on "Open Folder" and you will be taken to the .pst file

Restore Outlook Data Manually

  • Choose "File" and click on "Open" and then click on "Outlook Data File"
  • Browse the location where you have restored the PST file
  • In the list of Outlook attributes, select the Inbox folder where choose the messages you wish to restore to the original Inbox folder
  • Drag & drop them to the default Inbox folder
  • Repeat the procedure for the Contacts folders
  • Do the same for the Contacts folder. You might wish to set your view to a list view so you can easily choose and move the items
  • In Outlook 2007 and previous versions Choose View-> Current View-> Phone List
  • In Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 versions
    Click on tab Home-> group Current View-> List
  • Now that the importing process is completed, right click the pst-file in Outlook added in step 2 and click on Disconnect option
  • Restart Outlook and remove the export.pst file from the Temp directory if needed

By following above-mentioned steps, one can easily backup and restore MS Outlook data easily. However, when you backup Outlook data manually, some data will get miss and it is too tedious job to do it. Therefore, it is better to go for third party software to backup and restore Outlook data. Remo Outlook Backup & Migrate is one of the simple and friendly user interface embedded software that makes user to backup and restore MS Outlook data without any risk and do not miss a single data while performing the backup and restore process. This software can easily backup your Outlook mailbox, contacts, calendar items and even you can take backup of Outlook settings.

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