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Windows 7: Creating Scheduled Backups of Outlook Contacts

14 May 2011   #1
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 
Creating Scheduled Backups of Outlook Contacts

In Outlook I know how to archive folders and set how often these should be backed up. This backup can then be backed up so in the event of me losing data any saved emails etc. can be recovered.

The problem I am having is archiving and then backing up my contacts in Outlook. I know how to create a single backup of my contacts in Outlook, but I cant get the contacts folder to archive on a schedule. This means that every time I add a new contact I need to create a complete new backup of my contacts which is not very practical.

Does anyone know how to get my contacts folder in Outlook to archive on a schedule.

Kind Regards AF


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14 May 2011   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Is this what you are loking for:
Description of the AutoArchive feature in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003

Quote:
How to Turn On the AutoArchive Feature
For Outlook 2010:
  1. Click the File tab, and then click the Options tab on the File menu.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click AutoArchive Settings.
  4. Click to select the AutoArchive Every check box, and then type a number in the Days box to specify how frequently the AutoArchive process runs.
  5. If you want to be notified before the items are archived, click to select the Prompt Before AutoArchive check box.
  6. In the Default archive file box, type a file name for the archived items to be transferred to, or click Browse to select from a list.
  7. Click OK two times.
For Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.
  2. Click AutoArchive.
  3. Click to select the AutoArchive Every check box, and then specify how frequently the AutoArchive process will run by typing a number in the days box.
  4. If you want to be notified before the items are archived, click to select the Prompt Before AutoArchive check box.
  5. In the Default archive file box, type a file name for the archived items to be transferred to, or click Browse to select from a list.
  6. Click OK two times.
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14 May 2011   #3
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Is this what you are loking for:
Description of the AutoArchive feature in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003

Quote:
How to Turn On the AutoArchive Feature

For Outlook 2010:
  1. Click the File tab, and then click the Options tab on the File menu.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click AutoArchive Settings.
  4. Click to select the AutoArchive Every check box, and then type a number in the Days box to specify how frequently the AutoArchive process runs.
  5. If you want to be notified before the items are archived, click to select the Prompt Before AutoArchive check box.
  6. In the Default archive file box, type a file name for the archived items to be transferred to, or click Browse to select from a list.
  7. Click OK two times.
For Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.
  2. Click AutoArchive.
  3. Click to select the AutoArchive Every check box, and then specify how frequently the AutoArchive process will run by typing a number in the days box.
  4. If you want to be notified before the items are archived, click to select the Prompt Before AutoArchive check box.
  5. In the Default archive file box, type a file name for the archived items to be transferred to, or click Browse to select from a list.
  6. Click OK two times.
I can do that no problem but you cant do that on the contacts folder.
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15 May 2011   #4
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have just been doing another search and came across this. There is a free version for personal use:
Safe PST Backup - Free Software to back up Outlook PST files

There is a Microsoft alternative, which may not be automatic but it certainly has a reminder. This is for earlier versions, but they have a 'fix' to enable it to work with Outlook 2010:
Using the Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool - Outlook - Office.com

The 2010 Fix: How to enable Personal Folders Backup add-in to work with Outlook 2010
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15 May 2011   #5
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

While this is not directly related to your question i thought i would add that i like to backup the Outlook 'NK2' file, sometimes there is nothing worse than loosing the auto complete list
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