Everytime when you format your computer and you need to backup all your emails in Microsoft outlook 2010.This Microsoft outlook support blog help you to backup your data using easiest step-by-step way. Outlook 2010 is not normally included in these backups because of the way outlook stores data. Outlook 2010 stores data in personal folder files with a .pst extension, which are usually overlooked by backup software, and this feature makes Microsoft outlook so popular.
Microsoft recommends using the export function of outlook 2010 to make your own backups that include emails and storing them on a separate drive than where your Outlook files are stored. This not only secures your important mails but also help you to save hard drive space. Steps to back up your Outlook content are as follows:
Step1: First open Microsoft outlook 2010, now click on “Import” from “open” in the backstage under the ‘file‘ tab.
Step2: After click on “Export to a File“, click on ‘next‘ button.
Step3: Now click on “Outlook Data File (.pst)” from the list of file types, and then click on ‘next‘ button.
Step4: Now select the folder that you want to export from the list and click on ‘next‘ button.
Step5: Now choose your destination point for backup your data. You can also save your data in other partition of drive and USB driver as well.
Step6: Keep the default “Replace Duplicates with Items Exported” setting and then click on “Finish“.
Step7: Now you can restore outlook using your backup .pst file at any time by clicking on the “File” tab in Outlook, then clicking “Open” and “Open Outlook Data File”
You can then locate the backup .pst file where you saved it. Clicking on it restores the previously saved data into Outlook.