Create a Back Up of your Contacts in MS Outlook

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You never know when an emergency could necessitate a backup copy of your contacts. How would you ever remember them all??

Fortunately, you don't have to rely on your memory should you lose all of your contacts in MS Outlook. Follow the steps below to create a backup copy:

  1. You will need to export your Contacts folder to a file in Personal Folders (.pst)
  2. On the File menu, click Import and Export.
  3. Click Export to a file.
  4. Click Next.
  5. In the Create a file of type list, click Personal Folder File (.pst).
  6. Click Next.
  7. In the Select a folder to export from list
  8. If you have subfolders below the Contacts folder that you want to include, select the Include subfolders check box.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Browse, choose a location for the file and type a name for your backup file.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Finish.
  13. In the Name box, type My Contacts Backup.
  14. Type the encryption and password settings if you need them.
  15. Click OK.

Now you can relax, knowing that you have a backup file of all your contacts should an emergency strike.

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