How to Back Up Archive Folders

Backing up Your Archive Folders.

Backing up your archive folders will prevent you from losing messages in the event of a problem with your computer's hard drive.

  • Microsoft Outlook will need to be closed before you start this procedure.

Using Microsoft Windows Explorer navigate to the folder where your archive folder resides.

  • Usually C:\Email Archive

An alternate location may be:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.

Open your writable CD Drive and put in a blank CD.

Then right-click the file you would like to back up, select “Send To,” and then select the writable CD Drive that contains the blank CD. 

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Open My Computer or Windows Explorer and double left click the drive you sent the file to.

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Left click on the file tab and then select “Write these files to CD”.

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Give your CD a name such as 12-13-08_Backup.

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Click finish.

Store your CD in a secure location.

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