Quote: Originally Posted by Golden
Your Outlook Calender is stored in the .PST file you use. So, if you backup the .PST file (using jsquareg's method, or simply by copying & pasting into a backup location (e.g. external USB drive) using Windows Explorer, then you are also backing up the calender.
Note : if you manage seperate accounts in seperate .PST files, then you may have more than one calender - simply backup all the required .PST files.
Make sure you exit and close Outlook completely, before you backup your .PST files.
You are absolutely correct about closing Outlook completely -- I learned the hard way!
Actually, my batch file contains the following surrounding the xcopy command(s):
REM Backup Outlook Data Files
@echo Outlook Data Files to F: Drive .....
TASKLIST /NH | FIND /I "Outlook.exe" > nul
IF %NodLevel%==0 GOTO IsRunning
@xcopy "d:\Outlook Data Files\*.*" "F:\Outlook Data Files" /D /Y /s
@echo Outlook Data Files to X:\
@xcopy "d:\Outlook Data Files" "X:\Outlook Data Files" /D /y /s
echo CANNOT BACK UP OUTLOOK PST FILES BECAUSE OUTLOOK IS RUNNING
The code will not execute the xcopy if Outlook is running.
Thanks for pointing out that point.