Irrespective of the MS Outlook version you use, there are always some unexpected disasters which may lead to loss of vital emails. To avoid this, you save your crucial emails in drafts folder. But, it is important to understand that over a period of time if you save many emails in drafts folder or any other Outlook folder, it may result in a cluttered mailbox. This cluttered mailbox in turn will slow down the email client. So, it is necessary to take backup of your PST file containing important emails, contacts, tasks, Inbox, Outbox, and user created folders. Using Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool, you can easily take a clean PST file backup. It works with all Outlook versions and comes as an add-in to your Outlook installation.
Handy steps to use Outlook Backup tool
To use the Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup add-in, follow below mentioned instructions:
1. Launch Outlook
2. Navigate to File menu and click Backup
3. Click on Options and choose the PST file that you want to backup
Following is the procedure to use Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup add-in with Outlook 2010 and later versions:
1. Configure Outlook to enable Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup add-in to run automatically on Exit
2. Launch MS Outlook application
3. On the Outlook Ribbon, click on Add-ins tab
4. Next from the subsequent sub menu, click on Backup icon
5. Click Options and select the PST file that you want to backup
The Personal Folders Backup add-in creates backup of your PST files on regular intervals in Outlook version 2016 and later. Backing up the PST file is a sure shot way to help users avoid problems that are related with Outlook personal folder file. In case, if you lose access to PST file or suddenly if the PST file gets corrupt, what will you do? Let’s know.
Alternate solution, when Personal Folders Backup fails to restore PST file
You can easily fix PST when Outlook PST backup file is not working using Remo Repair Outlook PST tool. The software deeply scans the damaged PST file to restore all inaccessible folders and mail items within it. Using this utility, you can smoothly repair and recover a corrupted Outlook personal folders (.pst) file that is encrypted and have exceeded its maximum size limit. It supports all latest versions of Windows operating system including Windows 10.