This article will help to guide you on how to backup outlook emails for safekeeping.
This is so that in the event of any system break down, they can be retrieved easily.
Steps on how to backup outlook emails
- Open Microsoft outlook
- Click File at the top left corner and select Open
- And click on Import
Select Export to a file from the displayed menu and click on Next button.
From here, select Outlook Data File(.pst) and click Next
Select the Folder you want to backup. I am backing up Inbox Folder in this exercise as seen in the figure below
And click Next
At this point, click on Browse to locate the folder you want to drop your backup file into.
But if storing it in the current directory is okay by your then fine.
Depending on whether they configured outlook has password or not, it may ask you to enter password before it can carry out back.
So type in the password and click Okay
Again, it will require a password for the backup file.
Then wait for the backup to be completed.
See the figure below showing backup progress.
Ones the process is done it will show completed.