How to Automatically back up Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 or 2003

In a previous tutorial I had described the way to manually backup your Outlook Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Settings. In this tutorial I 'll show to you how to automatically back up your Outlook data (Emails, Calendar, Contacts, etc.) in Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 & 2003 versions. 

If you're using Outlook as your email client program, then you should realize how important is to backup often the stored Outlook information and of course your personal files, to avoid data loss. But, backing up Outlook manually, is a job that we forget to perform for several reasons. So, in this tutorial, you 'll learn how to schedule automatic Outlook backups in all Outlook versions.

How to Schedule Backup Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 or 2003.

 

Outlook 2013 & 2016

To automatically backup your Outlook data in Outlook 2013 and 2016 versions, you can use the Outlook 2016 and Outlook 2013 Backup Add-In.

1. Download the Outlook 2016 and Outlook 2013 Backup Add-In.
2. Extract the OutlookBackupAddIn.zip file.
3. From the 'OutlookBackupAddIn' folder, double click at the OutlookBackupAddIn.msi file.
4. Follow the on screen instructions to install the Outlook-Backup-Plugin.

Automatically back up Outlook 2016 or 2013

 

5. When the installation is completed start Outlook.
6. From the main menu choose BACKUP and then click Settings.

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7. At the "Backup Settings options", select the PST files that you want to include in the backup, the Backup Interval (e.g. every 1 Day) and the destination of the Backup file(s).
8. When done, click Save.

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9. When you exit Outlook for first time, the backup will start automatically to backup the selected PST files at the specified location.

 

Outlook 2010

If you want to schedule automatic backups for Outlook 2010:

1. Download Outlook Personal Folders Backup Add-in.
2. When the download is completed, double click at pfbackup.exe to start the installation of the Personal Folders Backup tool on your system.
3. When the installation is completed, open open Registry Editor. To do that:

1. Simultaneously press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
2. In “RUN” window “Open” box,  type: regedit
3. Press Enter.

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4. From the left pane, navigate to the following key:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Microsoft.OutlookBackup.1

5. Right click at an empty space on the right pane and select New –> DWORD Value
6. Rename the value as RequireShutdownNotification and hit Enter.
7. Double click at 'RequireShutdownNotification' value and type 1 at the value data box.
8. Click OK when done and close Registry Editor.

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9. Start Outlook.
8. From the Add-ins tab, click the Backup button.
9. Click the Options button and specify how often you want to backup your Outlook 2010 data and the destination folder for the backup file.
10. When done, click OK.

 

Outlook 2007 & 2003

In order to automatically backup Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010, you can use the Personal Folders Backup tool provided by Microsoft.

1. Download Outlook Personal Folders Backup Add-in.
2. When the download is completed, double click at pfbackup.exe to start the installation of the Personal Folders Backup tool on your system.
3. Follow the on screen instruction to complete the installation.

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4. When the installation is completed, start Outlook.
5. From the File menu click Backup.
6. Click the Options button.

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7. Specify how often you want to backup your Outlook data and the destination folder for the backup file. When done, click OK.

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8. Finally, click Save Backup to immediately backup your Outlook Data and to test the program.

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