How To Backup Your PST Files So You Don’t Lose Your Outlook Data

The .pst file of Microsoft Outlook [PST stands for ‘Personal Storage Table’] is probably the last file on earth (err… on your computer) that you would want to lose, because it stores offline copies of ALL your email messages, calendar appointments, contacts, tasks and other Outlook items.

Regardless of you realize it or not, your Outlook’s .pst file contains all the local Outlook folders, such as Calendar, Inbox, Tasks, Sent Items, Outbox, Deleted Items, and user-created folders. Hence it is extremely important that you regularly take backups your Outlook PST files so as to prevent any data loss in the event of a computer crash.

Microsoft has detailed instructions on how to make a backup copy of a personal folders (.pst) file, but unfortunately it is a manual backup process that one needs to follow every time s/he is taking a backup. In addition, it can be cumbersome to make a schedule, remember it and follow it regularly to make sure you have regular backups of your Outlook’s pst file.

In situations like these, running continuous backups using an online backup software can be pretty handy as these backups are fully automated and run in the background. To make matters more seamless, continuous backups perform your backups constantly throughout the day.

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The major advantage of this approach is that you no longer have a long backup window. Instead, your updates are split up into smaller chunks and spread throughout the day.

The PST files from Microsoft Outlook will get uploaded seamlessly every time you get an email. Hence, you can be pretty sure that ALL your recent Outlook communications and other data will be always safe even if your computer crashes.


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