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Windows Backup Guide

Outlook Data Backup

Outlook is a Microsoft's premier application that is integrated into Microsoft Office 97, 98, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and Microsoft Exchange Server. Outlook provides complete integration of e-mail, calendaring, and contact management. Outlook helps you find and organize information so that you can work seamlessly with Office applications, communicate and share information more effectively. Outlook enables you to filter and organize e-mail messages, integrate and manage e-mail from multiple e-mail accounts, personal and group calendars, contacts, folders, and tasks.

    Outlook data is usually stored at the following paths:

      C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
      C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
      C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

    Outlook data is usually comprised of the following items:

    • Personal Folders (.pst) files. The most important Outlook files. Your personal folders .pst file contains all of your local Outlook folders, such as Calendar, Inbox, Tasks, Sent Items, Outbox, Deleted Items, and user-created folders. When running, Outlook usually keeps its .pst folders partially locked, so it is recommended to close Outlook prior to making a backup.
    • Offline Storage (.ost) files.
    • Personal Address Book (.pab) files.
    • Rules (.rwz) files.
    • Nickname (.nick, .nk2) files for AutoComplete.
    • Additional Outlook settings files:
      • Toolbar and menu (.dat) settings.
      • Favorites (.fav) for the Outlook bar.
      • AutoSignature (.htm, .rtf, .txt) files.
      • Template (.oft) files.

    Argentum™ Backup will automatically detect, locate and backup all of the above Outlook data items for any Outlook 97, 98, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 installation on any Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 platform.

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