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stuffed
21-06-2006, 02:58 PM
Is there an EASY way to backup ALL Outlook 2003 files onto a DVD?!
Thanks

mantermite
21-06-2006, 03:31 PM
Are you meaning back up of all your personal data, or are you refering to the program itself?

Personal data is a case of going to File | Import and Export Wizard | Export to a file | Choose .pst (Personal Folder File) | Select the Personal Folders and tick Include subfolders | Choose a place to save it and voila.

The whole program I can't help you with sorry. :D

Erayd
21-06-2006, 03:46 PM
mantermite - While the process you describe does work, it can cause issues with the size & efficiency of the PST file. A better method of doing this is to copy the existing PST file (when outlook is closed) from its home in the docs and settings folder. This file should contain all email, the folder structure, and all contact / calendar details.

When you need to re-import it again, just change the 'PST file location' setting in outlook to point to the copy. Problem solved! The one downside to this technique is that you cannot merge two different inboxes together with it - but you can do this with mantermite's method.

Stephano
09-07-2006, 10:55 PM
This works great... See link below... A 2 second add-in

Outlook 2003 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup

The Personal Folders Backup download creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, in Outlook 2000 and later versions, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8b081f3a-b7d0-4b16-b8af-5a6322f4fd01&DisplayLang=en

Neil McC
10-07-2006, 07:51 AM
This works great... See link below... A 2 second add-in

Outlook 2003 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup

The Personal Folders Backup download creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, in Outlook 2000 and later versions, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8b081f3a-b7d0-4b16-b8af-5a6322f4fd01&DisplayLang=en


This is the one I use.

stuffed
10-07-2006, 11:49 AM
Thanks heaps for that - brilliant! Just one thought - why didn't Bill build it into the original?!

monzy87
11-07-2006, 01:54 PM
Get online backup its way easier to use and backs it up offsite. Not to mention cheaper.

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Sweep
11-07-2006, 03:12 PM
I use Mantermites suggestion.

linw
11-07-2006, 03:13 PM
Get online backup its way easier to use and backs it up offsite. Not to mention cheaper.

I use ........................

Have you got shares in this company?

Sweep
11-07-2006, 03:23 PM
Have you got shares in this company?

Two post by this one and both mention the same link.
Bad post reported by me a few minutes ago.

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=70620

sam m
11-07-2006, 05:43 PM
I like to keep a back up of everything online via gmail.com.
I have a message rule so everything that comes in gets forwarded to gmail. Great for those times when I need an email on my comp and I am away from home.