How to make a backup copy of a .pst file in Microsoft Outlook 2013 on Windows 7?
The Microsoft Outlook application stores all your personal data in the form of .pst files. You can easily create backup copies of these files and store them safely for future reference. Typically, you do not need these files on a day to day basis as you will already have your mails saved in the application itself. However, in the event of PC crash or some other reason due to which you may not be able to launch the application to open the mails, you could refer to the saved .pst files. For the starters, a PST file is a personal folder or repository where all your contacts, e-mails, and other stuff are securely stored.
Here are the easy steps that you can follow to create backup copies of PST Files in your Microsoft Outlook 2013, on a Windows 7-based PC:
- Click on the ‘Start’ button.
- Go to the ‘Control Panel’.
- Click on ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’.
- Click on the ‘Mail (Microsoft Outlook 15)’ icon.
- Under ‘Mail Setup – Outlook’ Click on ‘Show Profiles’.
- Click on ‘Properties’.
- Click on ‘Data Files’.
- Under ‘Name’, double click the ‘Personal Folders Service’ that you want to back up.
- Then copy the path and click ‘Ok’.
- Close all the opened windows.
- Use ‘Windows Explorer’ or ‘My Computer’ to copy the file. You can copy the file to another location on the hard disk drive or to any kind of removable disk.
Just like you created the backup copies, you can also export and import these files to other PCs and carry on with your tasks without having to break away from the normal flow. To better comprehend the above mentioned steps and to take a quick recap of the same, here is a short video that you can check out. To watch it now, click below: