How to Backup and Restore Outlook PST File?

“I am using MS Outlook for past from 2 years and never encountered any problem. Today, because of few critical issues in hard drive my system stopped working completely. To resolve the issue, I had to format the hard drive, which erased Outlook PST file along with all other data. From my old backup I recovered few of the files. However, since I had not taken any backup of Outlook data file, I lost many important stuff from it. I don’t want to repeat this again and need to know how to backup and restore Outlook PST file on system? Can anyone suggest me easy way to do this?”

Microsoft Outlook is the best email client to carry out communications through mails among corporate as well as home desktop users. With Outlook it becomes easy to manage mail account on system hard drive that opens even when system is not connected to internet. This is because, when a mail account is configured with Outlook, all its items will be stored in system hard drive in .pst file format. Unfortunately, this PST file on system drive may become unavailable as briefed in above example. Or it may turn corrupt like any other file and impose inaccessibility of crucial emails and other mail data from Outlook. Some of the possible scenarios of PST file corruption can be:

  • Frequent system shutdown or abrupt Outlook termination
  • Improper upgrade of Outlook from older version to newer version
  • Sharing PST file over network may sometimes causes major errors
  • Inappropriate Windows OS update or re-installation on system hard drive
  • Presence of bad sectors at the location where PST file is saved on drive
  • Other software conflicts and hard drive errors

All these circumstances may bring forth inaccessibility of all valuable information from Outlook mail account. To avoid all these issues, one must be sure to backup Outlook PST file at regular time intervals so that it can then be restored when situations are helpless. Creating backup of Outlook PST file is not a simple task; hence there are many online programs and one among the best is Yodot Backup Outlook PST.

Features of Outlook backup utility:

Yodot Backup Outlook PST software greatly helps in taking backup of Outlook PST file within simple mouse clicks. This Outlook backup utility simplifies the process of creating PST file backup using its user-friendly interface. With this tool you can select what attributes of Outlook should be backed up along with account settings, which is manually quite difficult to achieve. It also includes inbuilt scheduler to schedule the backup process on daily, weekly or monthly basis. So even a novice user can install and run this software without much trouble to achieve PST file backup. In case of any confusion, you will be provided free guidelines by our technical support team available for all 365 days at any time. It provides four restore points to reinstate PST file from backup onto Outlook and also helps to easily migrate Outlook between computers or from older Outlook version to newer version. This utility is flexible to work on Windows OS based computers like Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and 2003. Using this tool, one can backup and restore PST file on Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Steps to achieve Outlook PST file backup:

  • Download the software on your Windows computer and install it
  • Run the utility by logging in as system administrator
  • When main screen appears, click on Backup option to take PST file backup
  • Next screen comes up with two major options
  • To take backup of entire Outlook Profile data with configuration settings, click on ‘Smart Backup’ option
  • To backup only selected PST file attributes go with ‘Advance Backup’ option and select required Outlook items
  • Once you select PST file to backup, mention destination location to save this backup file and finish the process
  • To restore PST file from old backup in to Outlook click on ‘Restore’ option and choose previous backup to restore
  • And to migrate PST file to other computer or newer Outlook version proceed with ‘Migrate’ option

Things to Remember:

  • Using this tool you can create any number of backup for Outlook PST, but can restore till forth recent backup while restoring
  • It is advised to save backup of Outlook PST file in secured location