It is important to take back up of your important online files and information from time to time so that you can have access to them in case your information gets deleted or gets corrupted. Backing up your files and information is strongly recommended for email accounts. If you are using Microsoft Outlook and want to know how to back up your account, you can follow the guide provided below.
Steps to Back Up Microsoft Outlook
1.) Open Microsoft Outlook on your computer and click on the File option.
2.) Under File option, click on the Open & Export option and select Import/Export. This will open a box on your screen.
3.) In the box, click on the Export to a file option and the click on the Next button.
4.) Now, select Outlook Data File (.pst) option and click on the Next button.
5.) Next, select the mail folder which you wish to back up. Once selected, click on the Next button.
6.) After that, select a file location where you wish to save the backup file, and give it a suitable title. Then, click on the Finish button when the process gets completed.
NOTE: If you wish to keep the backup file password-protected, you can do so by entering and confirming a password and then pressing OK.
Restoring Your Backup Back to Microsoft Outlook
Once you have created a backup for your Microsoft Outlook, you can restore it to your account by following these steps:
1.) Open Microsoft Outlook and click on the File option.
2.) Select Open & Export option under File and click on the Open Outlook Data File option.
3.) Browse the Backup file (.pst) on your computer and click on the Open option to load the file to your Microsoft Outlook account.
4.) Outlook will load the backup data file, including all the email folders, contacts, and calendar entries.