Backing up e mails in Office Outlook 2007

  john bunyan 17:34 28 Dec 2010

I found it difficult to change the default location of my Office Outlook back up .pst file. I have now moved it to a folder in "My Documents" where all my data is kept and I regularly make a mirror image using Freefilesynch to another drive. As only changed files are synched, it is far quicker than ATI (Which I also use, but mainly for my OS Partition, as I keep that seperate from the data one)By default e mails are in the OS partition.Can't think why this could be a problem but glad of any comments.

  KremmenUK 06:49 29 Dec 2010

I use Microsoft's free Outlook personal files backup tool (pfbackup).

Been using it for years through Outlook XP through Outlook 2010 and it works perfectly.

  Forum Editor 08:38 29 Dec 2010

file backup and synchronisation tool available from Microsoft - called SyncToy.

click here

  john bunyan 09:01 29 Dec 2010

Thanks - will give it a try. My point also was that I find it easier to have the eMail file as part of "My Documents" than buried in the user "App Data" - esprcially in a situation where one has the System / OS files in a separate partition to data (ie eMail becomes part of the data)

  rawprawn 10:23 29 Dec 2010

I use both methods, I use MS Oulook Backup click here to backup to "My Documents" and then I Use Sync Toy to sync a number of important files including Outlook .PST to my external drive.
Never fails, and easy to recover exactly what you want.

  john bunyan 10:56 29 Dec 2010

Thanks. My version of Outlook seems to have the MS Office Backup built in, but when I attempted to change the location of the backup to another drive to that set originally, when I closed the application to allow backup, only the original location was shown This seems a well known problem (via Google) so I now have the main Outlook .PST in (in my case where F: is my data partition) F/My Documents/Outlook, so this whole "My Documents" is the folder I synch (will look at using Synch Toy rather than Freefileshnch) Thus I save space in my c: drive by not having the .PST file there.

  rawprawn 17:56 29 Dec 2010

I'm glad you are all sorted.

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