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How To Backup And Restore Microsoft Outlook 2007 Data

Do you use Microsoft Outlook 2007 and want to know how to backup and restore all your outlook data and email account settings? This is very useful in case of data loss or migrating from one computer to other. Go through this article and learn how you can perform this task. However, you may also get in touch with a computer repair company for this purpose.

You might know that in Outlook 2007, all your e-mails are saved in a Personal Folder File with a.pst extension. There are simple steps with which you can save and restore your e-mail, contacts, rules, task and more. Let’s take a look at how to backup your Microsoft Outlook 2007 data.

In Outlook 2007 data is saved in a Personal Folder File (.pst). You will find two.pst files. The first one comprises all of your Outlook folders, like the Inbox, Calendar, tasks and Contacts. And the second one is the Archive Folder where archive messages of your Outlook are stored. Now you have to locate the data files in outlook 2007.

In order to perform this task, you need to go to Main Menu of Outlook 2007 and click File and select Data File Management and Account setting window. You may also click on Tools menu and select Account settings from the drop down menu. Now you need to click on the Data Files tab. Here you will find the Data Files that store all your email messages, tasks, calendar, tasks and other items.

Now you have to click on the Open Folder icon. This will open Windows Explorer automatically and you will find all the stored files and folders. Now select the outlook.pst and archive.pst file to backup. Just copy this file to any backup storage device. Close the Outlook before you backup these files.

The process of restoring Outlook data is also very simple. Just copy the backup PST files into the folder where you are keeping the backed up data initially. Let’s take a look at how to backup Outlook 2007 account settings. Go to start Start, then go to Run and type ‘regedit.’ Now find the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows Messaging SubsystemProfilesOutlook in your ‘Registry Editor’.

Here you have to right click on the key outlook and choose option: Export and save.reg files to your desired location. At the time of restoring your outlook, you can run the same file. By doing this, your old outlook profile be restored along with all your email accounts settings and rules. Remember, the Password is not stored into.reg file and due to this reason you need to enter your password.

In the earlier versions of Outlook, it was not so easy to locate the Personal folder files. However, in Outlook 2007, the process is very easy and you can do it without any hassle. If you need more help, you can talk to an expert.

Article Source Link by Mak Dickerson