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Backup Mail Folders

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Want to make sure you have a copy of your Outlook mail just in case you get hit by a virus?

This How-To Article shows you how to export or backup your Outlook folders.

Backup Mail Folders

1. Click the File menu and select "Import and Export...".

2. From the list, select "Export to a file".

3. Click "Next".

4. From the list, select "Personal Folder File".

5. Check the "Include subfolders" check box.

6. Click "Next".

7. In the "Save exported file as:" text box, type the path to the location where you would like to save your exported mail folders to.

Tip: You can also click the "Browse..." button to locate the folder where you would like to place your exported file.

8. Under the "Options" box, choose the handling you'd like Outlook to use for duplicates.

9. Click "Finish".

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