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This article describes how to automatically back up your personal folders (.pst) file in Microsoft Outlook 2002, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, and Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.
Your .pst file contains all the local Outlook folders, such as Calendar, Inbox, Tasks, Sent Items, Outbox, Deleted Items, and user-created folders. To automatically back up these folders, create a backup of your .pst file.
The Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool is an Outlook add-in that automates the backup process. The Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool works with Outlook 2000, Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003, and Outlook 2007. To download the add-in, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B081F3A-B7D0-4B16-B8AF-5A6322F4FD01&displaylang=enWith the Personal Folders Backup add-in, you can choose which of your .pst files you want to back up and how frequently you want to back them up.
Each .pst file contains all your Outlook folders. This includes the Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts. You can have a single .pst file (usually called "Internet Folders" or "Personal Folders" in your Folder List), but you might also have an additional .pst file that you use for archiving ("Archive Folders"). The Personal Folders Backup add-in lets you back up any of these .pst files.
Note The Personal Folders Backup add-in backs up only .pst files. If you have a Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox, the server mailbox folders are backed up regularly by the server administrator. Additionally, this tool only provides settings that individual users can configure. Therefore, we do not recommended it as an enterprise back-up solution.
To use the Personal Folders Backup add-in, follow these steps: