I have a lot of E-mails I would like to save on another drive so I don't loose them If I have another crash

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Kenneth007

I reasently had a crash and lost a lot of E-mails I had put in Individual folders and have not figured a way to save them on another drive for safty and security reasons, also I use 3 different computers and end up aving emalis on those as well would like to get them all in the same place
 
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Russ Valentine



The file you need to back up is your Personal Folders file (*.pst) It's where all the mail, calendar, contacts etc are stored.

Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx

Note that some of the information on the Microsoft page is outdated and contains errors, particularly when applied to Outlook 2003 or 2007. Specifically:
1. Ignore any advice to copy your PST file to Outlook's default location to

connect it to your profile. Doing so will often corrupt your Outlook profile. Copy it
anywhere BUT the default location and then open it within your Outlook profile.
2. Ignore any advice that tells you to use export or import to transfer

Outlook data. That has never been sound advice, but the process has become

too deeply flawed to be trusted.

Russ Valentine
 
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