In principle, all the data email received is in the * .pst (*.ost for Office 2016) file of Outlook so we just need to copy the * .pst file to a safe location. This article will show you how to backup outlook emails.
What is * .pst (*.ost) file?
Basically, you can understand that the * .pst (*.ost for Office 2016) file is the main Outlook file that stores data, received items, sent items, notes, and so on. In Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013, and even All RSS feeds, all data are stored on this * .pst file.
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Backup Outlook emails in * .pst (*.ost) file
If you use only one Outlook account, the backup process is simple. All you need to do is find all the files with the * .pst extension in drive C by typing * .pst in the Search box on Start as shown below:
This will display a list of search results on the screen.
Alternatively, you can use another method, which is to log in your Outlook account, then select File => Info => Account Settings (backup email outlook 2010).
In Outlook 2007, and prior versions, select Tool => Account Settings.
At this point, the Account Settings window will appear. Here you click the Data Files tab and then click Open File Location ….
Then copy the *.pst (.ost) file to an arbitrary directory on your hard drive (usually a different drive from the system drive).
How to restore outlook emails from backup?
First open Microsoft Outlook installed on your computer. At this point on the display interface set mail box.
In the Add New Account window, select the option Manually configure server settings or additional sever types and click Next
Finally click Finish to complete the process.
With backing up your original Outlook data files, you will no longer have to worry about reinstalling your operating system or problems affecting your system drive (usually drive C) without backing up your data. whether to email.