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Problem: File History not backing up Outlook.pst properly?

Q: Problem: File History not backing up Outlook.pst properly?

I back up my Outlook.pst file to an external hard drive, but when I try to recover for various dates in Windows File History, it just shows an Outlook.pst file with a few kilobytes in a white shaded out form, not like my archive.pst, etc. which gets backed up and looks like a regular yellow and white Outlook.pst file. I simultaneously back up ALL the same files (automated) to the cloud and to an attached SD card with Crashplan and when recovery is attempted, they all appear to have backed up properly. I'm using Outlook 2010.

Preferred Solution: Problem: File History not backing up Outlook.pst properly?

I recommend downloading and running Outlook PST Repair. It's a PST repair tool that I've used it in the past to recover emails, contacts, tasks and notes from corrupt Outlook files that are damaged or inaccessible. Supports Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/1bjhSi. (This link will automatically start a download of Outlook PST Repair that you can save to your computer.)

A: Problem: File History not backing up Outlook.pst properly?

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I'm trying to backup my Quicken data files using File History. I tried creating a new Library folder and moving the files into it, but they don't backup to my external HD when using File History. Any ideas of what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.

A:Backing Up with File History

Not sure what it could be. I'll tell you how I do mine. Right-click on libraries create new library. Go to the folder you want backed up right-click and add to library choosing the one you created. I use it to backup appdata and other partitions and haven't had any issues.


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I have always backed up (about 900 Gb to a 1Tb external HD) by copying and pasting.

At the moment I am trying File History.

Will this back up ALL (every single one) files on my 2 hard drives? It says it is backing up libraries desktop contacts and favourites. I don't know what libraries means but will it back up every folder in my users fold?

A:Backing up and File History

Hello Trevor,

No. File History will not back up every file on both hard drives. As you pointed out, File History will only back up files that are in your libraries, contacts, favorites, and on your desktop.
Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

For what you are wanting to do, Macrium Reflect Free would be better for this.

Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help ForumsMACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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What's up everyone? I think I got this in the right section, but I'm sure a mod will move it if not. I'm having an issue with the new File History (sure do miss the windows 7 backup) thing in 8.1. I've searched all over the interweb for the past 2 hours and haven't found anything helpful.

Basically when I tell File History to run it says it's updating for a minute or two, then says it's done, but it doesn't actually back up anything at all. I have it set to backup to my 750GB external drive (connected via esata) which is solely for backups. The only files that show up on it are the configuration files.

Here's the setup I'm working with:
HP DV7-4285dx laptop with > 2 week old fresh 8.1 install
SanDisk 256GB SSD (C: internal; for OSs and installed programs only)
Samsung 1TB HDD (D: internal; for data only)
Sandisk 750GB HDD (G: external over esata; for backup)

I'm suspecting the problem might have something to do with the fact that I have all of my documents, music, etc. folders redirected (changed the targets of all of the folders in my user directory to D:\Users\Matt\...) to my D: drive instead of them being on the C: drive.

I am a computer engineering student, so don't be afraid to be technical, all of this Windows 8.1 stuff is just a bit new to me.

Thanks in advance.

A:File History Not Backing Up Anything at All

Hi Matt, Welcome to 8 forums.

Try this link. It shows all the setting for File history.

File History - How to Use in Windows 8

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Please see attchments...I think I need to know what service or process needs to be turned on. TIA

A:File History Not backing up some files..why?

According to your error message, the most likely issue would be that your N drive is either encrytped or not formatted as NTFS. It obviously requires a non-encrypted NTFS formatted drive. If possible, reformat to NTFS and see what happens. Good luck.

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File history seemed to be working OK. But then I added a library in Windows Explorer with my Google Drive folder. I don't have much stuff in this folder, less than 1GB. The problem is that File History is not backing up this folder in its backups.

Do I have to delete the file history backup and redo it again every time I add a library? (I haven't tried it but it'd be a nuisance wouldn't it?).

A:File History not backing up added library

Can't help with file history.
But, I would suggest using the Standard version of Macrium Reflect to image your system.

It works good since it supports a boot menu option.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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I just reinstalled Windows 8.1 and setup File History.  I  am using an external 1TB HDD.  File History is only backing up Contact, Desktop, Favorites and OneDrive.  Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos are  NOT being backed up. 
I have run SFC on the laptop HDD and  the  external HDD. LIkewise I  have run chkdsk on both as well.  
If  I click on Backup Now in file History, it does (something) for a few seconds but it does not back up thosee folders.
Before I reloaded Windows 8, File History was working well.  Any help would be appreciated.

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I have Win10 installed as an upgrade to Win 7

Simply stated, I have C drive for programs (~119 Gigs), E for user (~49 Gigs), H (784 Gigs) for my external back up ( which includes Win10 image.

My File History is 313 gigs on my external H drive. The only relative files are in E: user for a total of about 50 gigs.

Something is not correct. I didn't see a setting that I could change, and I don't know if deleting the File History folder on the drive will fix anything. But obviously I'm backing up something I shouldn't be!

So a little guidance would be appreciated...

If it matters, the C drive is an SSD, E is internal platter, and H is an external platter.

Thanks in advance.

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Is there a way to remove the history list of other users calendars opened that appears in the File>Open command? I believe it accomodates 10 recently opened files and I would like to turn off this function. The only place I found reference to this is in the NTUser.dat file (I use Win 2K) and I don't think I want to edit this file. Couldn't find anywhere in the options either to disable it. Does this exist? Any info is apreciated. Thanks.

A:Removing File History Outlook 2000

You can delete it in the registry as a temporary solution... but I don't think there is a disable function. I know that Word and Excel have a function where you can edit the amount of files in the MRUL (most recently used list). Maybe Outlook has the same function (found in Options)

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I recently installed Win 8.1 Pro...there's some things I like and some I don't. I'm learning about File History and the System Image tools. Why MS went backwards in their backup tools from Win7 is a topic for another day...but I have a question about getting File History to backup certain files.

1) From what I'm reading & inferring, the only way to get File History to backup my Outlook 2007 PST file would be to add its containing folder to the Library? For example, add C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook to the Library?

2) I'm guessing for other user files, preferences, data files, etc., that are usually located in the AppData Local or Roaming folders, that we have to add their containing folders to the Library?

Is this correct...or does File History back these up by default somewhere (besides System Image).

P.S. I hate this File History thing and the buried System Image tool that's also been handicapped. I want Win7's Backup & Restore back, where we could select any files we wanted for backup, schedule time of day to run backups and images, etc. I can only think MS did this to dumb down things for users.

<sigh> And thank you to anyone that can answer my questions.

A:Quesiton about File History saving Outlook PST files

I want Win7's Backup & Restore back

Many of us !

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I have a quick question, I backed up all my files such as music, pictures, and documents and my favorites from IE, when you do a backup does it also back up all of your passwords and internet history as well, because I am thinking about re-installing my operating system next week and start fresh

A:Backing up of history and passwords on IE

Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100

I have a quick question, I backed up all my files such as music, pictures, and documents and my favorites from IE, when you do a backup does it also back up all of your passwords and internet history as well, because I am thinking about re-installing my operating system next week and start fresh

You say "backed up".

With what program?

Did you simply copy a bunch of files from here to there or did you make an "image"?

Do your passwords exist only in your head and must be recalled from memory? Or?

Generally---if you simply copy each and every file on your hard drive to some other hard drive, then no, I doubt if your passwords would be saved in any usable form.

If you had a Word file on your PC called "My Passwords" that contained all passwords in ordinary English and you "backed up" that file, then yes, your passwords would be backed up.

If you habitually ask Windows to remember your passwords and you backed up via an image and later successfully restored that image, then those passwords should be intact and "remembered".

If I was going to reinstall from scratch, I would be sure to have an ordinary text file containing my passwords on a backed up storage device.

I would also back up whatever folder IE uses to store favorites, preferably by more than one method.

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Almost everytime I start up Outlook 2003 it produces the following message: "The data file Personal Folders was not closed properly. The file is being checked for problems."

Outlook than spends a couple of minutes checking the file. It always passes the check, but OL will not complete loading and reading new messages until this check is done. I have recently deleted a bunch of messages and then compacted the file, and this did not eliminate the problem.

I am running Win XP Pro with MS Office Pro 2003 on an AMD Athlon 64 3500+. Any thoughts on what is causing this?

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I access my work emails through MS Outlook when I am at home. Just about every time I open Outlook I get a message that a data file did not close properly the last time and it is being checked for problems, and that this could slow down the programme. Whats going on please?

A:MS Outlook: data file allegedly not closing properly!

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A bit of a strange question.
The problem... file history works well but if the C drive is restored to an earlier point (using disk imaging software), it is then out of step with the File History data located on an external drive or network.
File history has run for 20 days. The C drive is restored back via a disk image to day 15. File History resumes normally
but now the File History user interface shows dates only up to day 15 and then commences a new history starting at the current date. The File History from days 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20
although still present as readable files in the History location are not recognised by the File History user interface. What this means is that files from the dates the restore has 'skipped' must be browsed for manually and then copied
conventionally to their original location.
If there is a single 'data' file or .xml file that Windows uses then I wondered whether it would be possible to modify/replace/restore that file from the last time history ran (by saving that file before restoring via a disk image and transplanting
it back into the restored image). Hope that makes sense.
The question therefore is whether such a file exists and if so where ?


A:File History. Where is the Windows File History log location on the C drive ?

"File History. Where is the Windows File History log location on the C drive ?"
Do you mean the event log for file history? We can usually find the log under event viewer\Windows Logs or Applications and Services Logs\Microsof\Windows\FileHistory-associated items.
According to your test, I manually create file history in my test machine and try to find the time stamp file associated to the file history file but in vain, I placed the edb and xml file under "FileHistory"\"MyPcname"\"Configuration"folderwith
another copy, but the change can not be recognized by the FileHistory user interface.
So I'm afraid that we need to manually copy the files to a destination.
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I continuously get the above message when I open up Outlook. It takes forever to open the program. I've done scanpst.exe and I think it fixes the problem but it doesn't. Can you help and tell me what to do?

When I close the program, I delete all the items, hit close all items and then exit. I have no idea what is going on. I guess there may be some errors in there but I can't fix it using scanpst.exe


A:Outlook PST - 'data file Personal Folders' was not closed properly

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Hi this error message has been floating around for a long time.  I have yet to find a solution that works or that I can understand.  Why is the error message not resolved after 6 years?
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SyncUP. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

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How to solve the problem to turn on the file history.
It is saying that in yellow box''No usable drive was found. We recommend that you use an external drive for File History. Connect a drive and refresh this page, or use a network location.''
So what can i do ? I don't want to use a network location ?

A:File history problem

Hello omkar,

What drive are you wanting to use to save your file history to?

File History Drive - Select in Windows 10

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Some of you may recall that I have problems with Windows 7 File Recovery creating multiple system images although I had plenty of free space on my internal drive D:.

Yesterday, however, I noticed that File History stopped making backups (also on D: on March 22. The Event Viewer displays the very clear message:
"Unable to start a backup cycle for configuration C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config"

There is also a warning that says:
"Directory was not backed up because it is a reparse point:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Pictures
If you want it to be protected, remove the reparse point."

Not sure what a reparse point is, I suspected a photos folder on my E: drive that was added to my Pictures Library. So I first excluded the Pictures Library in Exclude from File History and after I found out that that didn't help I removed the linked folder from E: from the Library altogether. That didn't solve anything either.

So I started to search the internet for a solution. In my search I noticed that many articles on File History talk about being able to make backup copies on an external drive or a network drive. For example:

File History requires:

Windows 8 Client operating systemAn external storage device with enough storage capacity to store a copy of all user libraries, such as a USB drive, Network Attached Storage device, or share on another PC in the home network.
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A:Problem with File History

I use internal D partition for file history set to automatically do it every ?so often?.
I use the win7 file recovery, manually for images and backups of some few folders to E partition.. the let me choose options.

If I remember right, File History will fail if you have added folders to the History pics/docs/etc default folders... to real folders that are within your user profile. You can add a new named history item folder and attach real user folders to it. I've made one named xFileHistory and put my specials in it.

FileHistory I remb failed and to make it work had to make a shared folder on the drive full access to name 'EVERYONE' .. then after a restart file history sees the drive. Delete that folder.

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Please excuse me as a newbie if I have posted in the wrong area.

For some time I have been using file history to back up to a WD My Passport hard drive. The hard drive has been left permanently connected and files have been automaticaly backed up. Now, for no apparent reason the backup has stopped and the file history page says that " this device is not recognised"
In spite of this I have successfully completed a full system backup which was saved to the WD hard drive and I am able to access all the data saved on this drive.

When I attempt to launch the backup manually I am told to connect the hard drive even though this is connected.

I have tried a different external hard drive and this is no longer recognised in spite of being used successfully on a previous occasion.

Below are the details of my system.

All help would be welcome.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8057 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 912487 MB, Free - 573806 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 23611 MB; G: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 345828 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:File history problem.

Well, I'm sorry to find that nobody seems to have a solution to this problem.
Interestingly I spent an hour yesterday having an online chat with a Microsoft Answer Tech. It seems that their job is not to solve problems but to sell the 95 warranty. After asking a few preliminary questions he told me that I needed a warranty so that they could start a remote session which would solve my problem. When I declined he said it was probably a virus. As everything else on the machine is operating as it should, that would be a virus that just decides to have a go at the file history backup. Not likely in my opinion.

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To start off the computer in question is running Windows XP and Microsoft office 2007. I am in the process of resolving this issue as stated in the title that the user did not come across until recently when Outlook had locked up on him and he was forced to improperly close it down. The problem im coming across is that everytime he starts outlook it takes the system around 45 minutes just to analyze the data file all the while not being able to do anything at all in Outlook. The long loadup time I understand because he has an amazing 81,000 emails. The problem arises after the check is finally completed, Outlook opens and as soon as I attempt to erase files immediately, he begins receiving the emails that he has missed out on for the past week which is around 150 MB. This in turn causes Outlook to lockup for some unknown reason and became a vicious cycle. We then opened up outlook in safe mode and deleted about 60,000 emails, then reopened outlook and managed to receive a few days of missed emails. During this process it locked up again and we are back at step one and waiting for it to analyze the data file which is actually taking longer than previously stated when the file was much larger. Any suggestions would be great, I've done a lot of searching around and couldn't find an answer I found sufficient to my own personal problem. I have always had success asking you guys here so thanks ahead of time for anything that you can contribute.


A:Solved: Outlook 2007 - data file 'Personal Folder' was not closed properly

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I have started to use File History for a while now. I used to love it because of its ease of use. I ran into a problem recently though when I ran out of room on my backup drive and needed to free some up.

I went into the advanced settings and cleaned up all backups except the last one. I figured Its all backed up, nothing really has changed on my current running disk, so why should I need countless backup dates. So I removed all backups except the latest backup.

Well after I did this, I realized the "Latest Backup" did "NOT" contain what should have been a "FULL" Backup. This seems to be a flaw in the backup software. Removing all backups except the latest backup should have moved all current versions of the backups files up to the latest backup.

Now Im sitting with a backup that is missing files that should be present. Performing a manual backup doesnt back these files up either. For some reason the file history doesnt think it needs to back these files up.

My only option now to get a full backup is to completely delete my backup and reset up the file history.
Has anyone else had this issue?

A:Windows 8 File History - Confusion / Possible Problem

Were the missing files part of the original file history set? When you removed the original backup for it, it may have wiped all instances of those files.

Also I just found out, if you do a Windows backup, it shuts off File History. SO if you used Windows Backup at any time between the time you made the File History and now, it would have interfered with the File History.

If you still have the files you need, then I'd delete all histories and do em again from scratch.

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Actually I'm trying to do exactly what is proposed here, and file history is not behaving as expected. I restored a full image I took a few months ago, which worked great. When I tried to restore the intervening file history, though, it only sees the three month old restore point, and gives me no option to restore the more recent files I can see are on the history drive. I could move them by hand but they now have the dates appended to the file names, and it will be a huge task.

Any ideas to get file history to see the more recent files on the history drive?

A:get file history to see more recent files on history drive

When you restored File History lost the cross references for the newer "changes". You can only do it manually, All you have to do is go to the last known or good date in File History's files and use copy & replace. If you have 7Zip you can even set it up in dual panel to navigate easier.:

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So I have file history on and working.
If I enter file history options via Start menu/settings/update & security/backup/more options/
there is a list of folders under "back up these folders" all prefixed c:\users"myname"
Above this is an "add a folder" option. When I click on this and choose a folder that isn't under the "users" folder I get an error saying "Sorry, but that didn't work. To find out more, look up error code 0x80070032"
Now I've looked up this error code but nothing I've found relates to file history.
I'm only trying to include a seperate folder on a local drive.
I've read file history will only backup folders in Libraries and documents so why is there an option to "add a folder"?
I've tried adding the particular folder to a library but when trying to add that library under the "add a folder" it says you are trying to add a library you need to add a folder???
Been working on this for a day now and going round in circles.
If anyone can help that would be marvellous

A:Can't add folder in Windows 10 file history - problem 0x80070032

Same problem here, I've been battling for three days, even did a Refresh so now have to reinstall all softwares, still the same error message 0x80070032 when I try to add a folder to file history.

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my IE6 browser did not show any history items at all. for every day it just
Day/My Computer and nothing else.
i think it may be because i Had McAfee security center when i got the pc
first. however, i have long since uninstalled this programme and now, after
looking at many of the solutions on this site, they seem to be geared at
those still using the programme. i did find some article on another site that
had a good link to tips on how to restore history but after following the 1st
step (see below) i had to close all browser windows and cant find the site
again! (ironically if history worked i wouldn't have this problem!!)

what i did get done was to make a regedit change. i went to

there, i was told to change the value of Save_Session_History from "no" to
"yes". this did happen to have an effect. now the history file ("Day"/My
Computer /...) does have url details but they are not usable (an error
appears if you click on them).

any help would be very much appreciated!

thanks in advance,


A:Solved: IE6 History not showing properly.

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This is how it should look (it works on Firefox and Chrome)
But on IE it shows like this:

If I disable the proxy the page is properly rendered also on IE11.

This is the proxy.pac file:

function FindProxyForURL(url, host) {
    if (shExpMatch(host, "") || shExpMatch(url, "*")) return "DIRECT";
    return "PROXY";

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Please help. I have seen a few post about this error but nothing I have tried has helped.

Each time I open outlook a balloon pops up my task bar with the following message:

Microsoft Office Outlook
A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being
checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is in

Then the message quickly dissapears before you can even read it properly and outlook closes automatically.

A:"A data file did not close properly" when Outlook 2007 is opened

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Hey TSG,


Windows XP SP2 with all updates
MS Office 2003 with all updates
Windows is set up with 3 user profiles - error only occurs on "administrator"

PC appears to be clean: I run SPYBOT and AdAware regularly, and CCleaner and Registry Mechanic occasionally. I use fully updated Trend Micro PC-cillin Virus Protection and firewall.


For no apparent reason, when I open Outlook I get the message "Data file 'Personal Folders' was not closed properly. The file is being checked for problems" .....pause

...and then Outlook closes. (NOTE: any recommended solution that requires Outlook to be open cannot be applied). I have researched the Web forums and one suggestion was that the .pst file is too large. I back up the .pst file every night and last night's file was 352 meg which does not seem to be too big.




PS: I can get e-mail on-line

A:Outlook 2003 - Error "Data File 'Personal Folders' was not closed properly"

Well the good news is that your .pst file is not too large... the maximum limit for previous versions of office .pst files was 2 GB... usually corruption occurs before this point though (post 1.5 GB is about the point where it becomes prominent), and with the new office 2003 4TB is the theoretical limit of your PST files.

One thing to try... move the location (into another folder) of your .pst file, so that the association of the outlook and the pst file is broken... see if this allows you to open outlook... if so try to remap to the .pst file in its new location, close outlook and see if the issue has been resolved or if it fails to open again.

If you are able to open outlook (with the pst disconnected) and the previous step has failed try using the import/export function and see if you can import your .pst file from the old (corrupted one) to a new one...

There are utilities out there that are able to check the integrity of .pst files, but right at the moment... it escapes me as to which are the recommended scanners.

Other suggestions are welcome...

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I have recently transfered all my files from Hotmail to Outlook express 5 because of not having enough storage purposes.

Right now, it solved all my problem, but i have a question, what if my HDD crash? Can I do a backup? ie export to a disk/CD?

Please advise. Thanks

A:backing up outlook 5

Hi Kokaik,

Here'an article: OL2000: (CW) How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data

Good luck,

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I have a new hd and am going to do a complete fresh install of XP Pro. How do I save my folders in Outlook on my old hd so I can copy them to the new drive? Can I also save my appointments and contacts?

Thanks much,

A:Backing up Outlook?

All outlook data is stored in one file located in C:\Documents & Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

You will need to either show hidden files or just copy that path into a run dialogue (replacing username with your username).

You need to .pst file(s).

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How can i backup EVERYTHING, on outlook 2003?

many thanks,

A:backing up outlook

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I need the easiest way to backup MS Outlook. My computer runs MS Outlook 2000 and the other 2 employees in my office run MS Outlook 2003. I have read some of the threads and I am a little confused. I want the simplest way to back up email messages, and contacts for both 2000 and 2003. I want to be able to back them up and then understand how I access them if I need to. Thanks for your help

A:Backing Up MS Outlook

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I want to do a backup that includes my address book and emails from outlook. Where are those files stored?


A:backing up outlook 2000

Open Outlook, click on File, Export and save them in the format you want and location you want.

That is the easiest way to back them up unless you go to MS download site and download the Outlook Backup program.

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I have a problem. I need to format my wife's PC due to a virus that will not go away. I want to backup her Outlook Express contacts and saved mail. I cannot log on in anything except Safe Mode. I need to get to her profile to copy her saved mail. Any ideas?


A:Backing up Outlook Express

The Outlook Express folder with all the .dbx files in it is located at: (in XP)

"C:\Documents and Settings\wife'sname\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{bunch of numbers}\Microsoft"

Grab the entire Outlook Express folder. For the addresses, they're located at:

"C:\Documents and Settings\wife'sname\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book"

The "wife'sname.wab" (windows address book) file is what you need.

Then, after the reinstall, just put these back where you got them after renaming the new install OE folder and the .wab file. If you burn the backups to a CD, after transferring to your new install you'll have to remove the "read only" property or OE won't be able to deal with them.

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i have a pc thats os is dead...

i am using erd commander to move data off the

can i save the email?

where is the default path outlook express saves to?

can i just copy the files...will it work?

A:backing up outlook express

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\<guid>\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Where <guid> will be a long string of characters.

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Hi there.

I'm looking to backup all my emails and files and calendar dates.

I've done a search on the forums but they aren't making a lot of sense - is there a freeware programme I could?

I saw somewhere that someone is accessing their email from either computer on the network and all emails are going to one place on the network (the main computer for instance). so both email clients are showing the same thing.,

I think that may be a little too advanced for me. So just a general backup will be fine


A:Backing Up Outlook Express

Hi Amnesia,

If I remember right, Outlook Express stores files using the .idx extension but I can't remember the exact location. A quick search should get you what you need.

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Has anyone come across, from personal experience, a good way/programme to back up everything to do with Outlook 2003 please? (I know it's an old programme, but have tried newer versions and didn't like them, so don't go there! ) emails, rules, signatures, settings, address book/contacts, account details, everything. Going from a laptop on win 7 64-bit to another laptop on win 7 64-bit.

A:Backing up *everything* for Outlook 2003

I use a copy of the PST file , if that is how its all setup to use a PST _ you can setup to use more that one PST for accounts

that will contain - emails , contacts and calendar
Settings and rules, not sure if/where they are kept

you know 2003 is nolonger support and will have issues in the future ,with vulnerabilities/exploits for virus and malware

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Hi all

How do I back up all my mail that I have with OE please? I have to get a new HDD and would not like to lose all my old mail.

Thanks in advance.

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I am running Windows XP Home Edition on a Proteva Computer.
I want to reformat my computer but don't know how to back-up my files
it is Outlook Express any suggestions?

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Hello -

I have a file within Outlook Express where I keep all my information on the various software I have - Key Codes, contact phone numbers, etc. I'd like to back up that file but can't figure out how to do it. I tried using "Save as" but that just moves one particular email. I want to back up the entire file that contains about 30 different emails I recieved from the software vendors.

I'd appreciate your help with this. Thanks.


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I am running Outlook 2000. How do I save or back up my e-mail and achieves from it. Id like to save them on a CD (I have a CD burner).

Also, I need to reinstall Outlook 2000. I had to reinstall Win98 in a brand new folder (it's called WIndows2) and I am about to delete the original Windows folder. For a full history of why this needs to be done see here;

now I need to reinstall Outlook 2000 so that I can get to my (old) e-mail again. Do I install Outlook into a brand new folder, or should I just have it install on top of the original folder? It is in my D drive. Thanks

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i want to back up my outlook 2003 files for transport to another machine that currently doesn't have outlook on it. can someone recommend a good procedure or application for this?



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It turns out that I have to do a fresh install of XP on my laptop, this will unfortunately erase my hard drive. I have backed up most of the important stuff. I was wondering though, if anyone knows how I can back up my e-mails from Outlook Explorer so they can be put back in my Inbox after I have done the re-install of XP.

Any help much appreciated.


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What is outlook explorer? Do you mean outlook express?

I know that Microsoft Outlook uses pst files. They are essentially like database files which store emails in a format understandable to outlook. Not quite sure whether its the same for outlook express though.

I'm not a big fan of outlook express, but I'm sure there should be an option there to import/export data. You can then export the emails in a format which can be read by the other email client. Copy the exported data onto your new machine and import it using your email client.

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Can someone tell me how to back up my outlook address book and contacts?

Thank you in advance for your time

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Hi All,

Newbie here. I need to backup my E-mails ans address book on Outlook Express. Can anyone give me a step by step procedure or direct me to a site that can help me. I would like to save a copy to a disk...is that possible or do you think it would be too much data to fit onto a normal disk????

Help Please!!

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Whenever I transfer to a new machine, I want to take my mail accounts with me. I know that you can copy the outlook.pst file, but that only has the folders you had and the emails in them. It does not copy the account information. Is there any way to back up or retrieve this data from the old account.??

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So I opened an Office Writer attachment (.odt) from an email and made edits to that document. I hit save but not save as.Tried to open the file the next day but it got deleted. I did some research and realized that was stupid and looked everywhere for advice. So I've gone into temporary internet files folder and I cant find it there. I had deleteted my internet browser history yesterday. Following some random advice on the internet I tried to restore my browsing history by downloading som index.dat reader. Needless to say I am so completely lost. I just need to know if its even possible to recover it. Im willing to goto any computer shop and pay whatever it cost at this point. Oh and the exact message I'm getting is:

C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Window\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content\poli352a[1].odt does not exist

A:Need a file from temp internet file but I accidently deleted browsing history

First, download the free Process Explorer.

Run Process Explorer.

Open your e-mail program (mine is Outlook Express).

Open your e-mail message.

Open your attachment (Office Writer attachment (.odt)).

Inside Process Explorer, right-click the new process (from the application used to open that attachment).

Select Properties...

Select the Image tab.

Look inside the Command line bar.

You'll see the exact path to the temporary folder created for the attachment.

Make sure to check "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected system files" in Folder Options.

Only copy the part from C:\Users to Content.IE5.

Note: a new folder number is created each time you open an attachment (e.g. IGSDF94V)


"C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\WINWORD.EXE" "C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\IGSDF94V\Example.docx"

Paste that path inside the My Computer address bar and click OK.

You'll have to look inside each folder manually for the name of your document. The folder number will be different from the one you're seeing inside the Command line bar in Process Explorer.

Do not run a Search. Look very carefully inside each folder. It should be there!

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