The Backup means copying the data files to the second medium so that they can be saved for the future use in case of any failure in the first medium.
The important thing you should know about the outlook is that the Outlook’s personal folders are preserved in one of the files in the computer but for the backup of the data files in outlook, you need to have the authentic backup of the files which can be restored again when needed later.
It is good to take the backup of your contents and data files on a regular basis as it preserves your data whenever your computer system or your outlook 2010 crashes. To protect your outlook 2010 data files in your computer system, you need to take precautions by taking backup of your outlook 2010 data files on one of your files on the computer.
This tutorial will surely help you in taking the backup of outlook 2010.
Steps to Take Backup of Outlook 2010
Step 1: Open Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Step 2: Click on “File” tab on the upper left corner and click on the “Open” option as shown in the image.
Step 3: After clicking on “Open” button, you will see various option in the center of the screen. Click on “Import” option as shown in the image.
Step 4: The “Import and Export Wizard” window will appear , select “Export to a file” option from the “Choose an action to perform” list.
Click on “Next” after selecting the appropriate option.
Step 5: Select “Outlook Data File (.pst)” from “Create a file of type” list and click “Next”.
Step 6: Select Outlook data file from the given list in the “Export Outlook Data file” window and then, click “Next”.
Step 7: Browse your data file from your computer system and select “Replace duplicates with items exported”.
Click on “Finish” to complete the backup process.
Step 8: Now you have to enter the password for your outlook data file.
If you are willing to save the password in your password list for the future reference then check “Save this password in your password list” and click “OK”.
You can also add optional password by clicking on “Add Optional Password” on the top of the “Create Outlook Data File” window.