Win10 Office 2013 Outlook Calendar Data File?

Status
Not open for further replies.

OldLincoln

New Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Old Outlook User just migrated from XP/Outlook 2003 to Win 10/Office 2013 Pro. I use FreeFileSync to back up Outlook files to a mirrored drive set. I finally think I figured out how to do the OST files but can't find out what all they include. I'm really concerned about email / calendar / contacts. Are they included in the OST files? Are they easy to use if I screw up a current file?

Thank you for all your past and future support (we go back a long ways).
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Yes, all of that is included in the ost file - it's a complete mirror of the mailbox - but only the profile that created it can open it, so it's usually not worth backing up. If you don't trust the mail server, then you might want a copy, but you won't be able to open it on another computer.

Also - if you use imap, do not use the 'this computer only' folders for calendar and contacts. Use a pst file (which can be opened in any outlook profile) - this is the 'old' way, as used in outlook 2010 and older. if you remove the profile from 2013, you'll lose access to the calendar and contacts. More information - http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/2013/imap-accounts-outlook-2013/
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top