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Re: Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool? [message #301163] Thu, 15 May 2008 11:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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See http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/backupaddin.htm

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"RichNRockvilleMD" <RichNRockvilleMD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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>
> I have two people using the same computer on a network, both are
> administrators for the domain. I installed the backup tool (LATEST
> 05/08/2008) and on one user, it works great but when the 2nd user logs on,
> an
> install says that there is backup is already installed and refuses to
> install.
> Backup does not show up on the 2nd uses file menu in outlook 2003 as it
> does when the 1st user is logged on.
>
> No where can I find backup installed on the 2nd users outlook.
>
> What now..???
> Rich
>
>
Re: Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool? [message #301271] Thu, 15 May 2008 16:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Read my reply?

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"Charles" <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Help - I can't find the Outlook Backup tool after downloading it. It's not
> in
> my "File" in outlook 2007. No such option. Any ideas?
> Thanks cfeyt@bellsouth.net
>
> "Lou Messina" wrote:
>
>> There is an optional "Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool"
>> ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8b0 81f3a-b7d0-4b16-b8af-5a6322f4fd01&DisplayLang=en)
>> and
>> ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010875321033. aspx).
>>
>> If I read the description correctly, the tool backs-up your Outlook
>> Personal
>> Folders (or pre-selected Personal Folders) to your hard drive according
>> to a
>> pre-set schedule.
>>
>> What is the benefit of backing-up to the same drive?
>>
>> What is the benefit of installing this utility assuming one has a backup
>> utility that backs-up pre-selected folders/files on a pre-set schedule?
>>
>> My interest is in backing-up for security reasons, and not sharing any
>> folders/files (an option described in the utility description).
>>
>> Lou Messina
Re: Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool? [message #320013] Mon, 16 June 2008 02:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KAli
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Robert,

Thanks for making your expertise freely available.
I would like to know if the Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool is
effective for transferring my Outlook files between two different computers.
I have a new traveling laptop and an existing office computer, and I would
like to be able to use both seamlessly with my Outlook files.
I tend to keep copies of most of my e-mails for future reference, and it
would be helpful to have this database duplicated and current on each
computer.
If the Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool is not the most efficient way of
doing this, I would appreciate you advice on alternative methods.

Thanks,
KAli

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

> See http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/backupaddin.htm
>
> --
> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>
> http://www.msoutlook.info/
> Real World Questions, Real World Answers
Re: Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool? [message #320015] Mon, 16 June 2008 02:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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See if this helps: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/sync.asp

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"KAli" <KAli@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5D80D674-866A-467E-B392-7AEA0E0736CF@microsoft.com:

> Robert,
>
> Thanks for making your expertise freely available.
> I would like to know if the Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool is
> effective for transferring my Outlook files between two different computers.
> I have a new traveling laptop and an existing office computer, and I would
> like to be able to use both seamlessly with my Outlook files.
> I tend to keep copies of most of my e-mails for future reference, and it
> would be helpful to have this database duplicated and current on each
> computer.
> If the Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool is not the most efficient way of
> doing this, I would appreciate you advice on alternative methods.
>
> Thanks,
> KAli
>
> "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
>
>
> > See http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/backupaddin.htm
> >
> > --
> > Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> > Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> > http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> > Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
> >
> > http://www.msoutlook.info/
> > Real World Questions, Real World Answers
RE: Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool? [message #390591] Mon, 11 August 2008 19:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mcse george
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Registered: August 2008
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I have Windows Vista Ultimate and Ms-Office 2007 and I just installed the
Outlook backup tool (got the usual two dozen pop-ups asking for my local
administrator password). But now I have the same question that Charles has. I
have no "Backup..." option on the Outlook File command menu! I closed Outlook
2007 and opened it, but still no "Backup..." option on the File menu.

"Charles" wrote:

> Help - I can't find the Outlook Backup tool after downloading it. It's not in
> my "File" in outlook 2007. No such option. Any ideas?
> Thanks cfeyt@bellsouth.net
>
> "Lou Messina" wrote:
>
> > There is an optional "Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool"
> > ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8b0 81f3a-b7d0-4b16-b8af-5a6322f4fd01&DisplayLang=en) and
> > ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010875321033. aspx).
> >
> > If I read the description correctly, the tool backs-up your Outlook Personal
> > Folders (or pre-selected Personal Folders) to your hard drive according to a
> > pre-set schedule.
> >
> > What is the benefit of backing-up to the same drive?
> >
> > What is the benefit of installing this utility assuming one has a backup
> > utility that backs-up pre-selected folders/files on a pre-set schedule?
> >
> > My interest is in backing-up for security reasons, and not sharing any
> > folders/files (an option described in the utility description).
> >
> > Lou Messina
Re: Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool? [message #424623] Thu, 02 October 2008 03:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kathy Bailey
Messages: 2
Registered: November 2006
Junior Member
Could you please give further details regarding your statement:

"Oh, and don't forget to test your backups every now and then. You won't be
the first finding out that all your backups were corrupted right when you
need them."

Specifically, how would you "test" the integrity of your backup without
overwriting your existing data/configuration?

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Kathy Bailey, PE


"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

> "What is the benefit of backing-up to the same drive?"
> Recover from a corrupted file, accidental e-mail deletions, import going
> wrong, etc...
>
> "What is the benefit of installing this utility assuming one has a backup
> utility that backs-up pre-selected folders/files on a pre-set schedule?"
> You are free to use any other backup solution you find handy.
>
> "My interest is in backing-up for security reasons, and not sharing any
> folders/files (an option described in the utility description)."
> The sharing remark is a bit weird IMHO. Yes, you can create a "sharing
> construction" with this tool but I don't see it as its main functionality
> but more an abuse of it (like using signatures to insert text blocks).
> Frequent back-ups to an external medium and storing them safely off site is
> one of the most used and proven method of backing up your data.
>
> Oh, and don't forget to test your backups every now and then. You won't be
> the first finding out that all your backups were corrupted right when you
> need them.
>
> --
> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>
> -----
> "Lou Messina" <LouMessina@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FCEF8008-8C4F-4480-81A9-C4DB8F48420B@microsoft.com...
> There is an optional "Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool"
> ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8b0 81f3a-b7d0-4b16-b8af-5a6322f4fd01&DisplayLang=en)
> and
> ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010875321033. aspx).
>
> If I read the description correctly, the tool backs-up your Outlook Personal
> Folders (or pre-selected Personal Folders) to your hard drive according to a
> pre-set schedule.
>
> What is the benefit of backing-up to the same drive?
>
> What is the benefit of installing this utility assuming one has a backup
> utility that backs-up pre-selected folders/files on a pre-set schedule?
>
> My interest is in backing-up for security reasons, and not sharing any
> folders/files (an option described in the utility description).
>
> Lou Messina
>
>
>
Re: Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool? [message #424735] Thu, 02 October 2008 06:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Tillman
Messages: 25117
Registered: June 2006
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"Kathy Bailey" <KathyBailey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:12A7D586-7282-47E3-B030-25A4197578BE@microsoft.com...

> Could you please give further details regarding your statement:
>
> "Oh, and don't forget to test your backups every now and then. You won't
> be
> the first finding out that all your backups were corrupted right when you
> need them."
>
> Specifically, how would you "test" the integrity of your backup without
> overwriting your existing data/configuration?

Easy. Just open the PST in Outlook (File>Open>Outlook Data File) and make
sure it contains the data you expect. When finished checking, right-click
its root and choose Close.
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
Re: Outlook Personal Folders Backup Tool? [message #428698] Tue, 14 October 2008 12:39 Go to previous message
MDawood_Dubai
Messages: 12
Registered: June 2007
Junior Member
I re installed backup PST add-in several times but it keeps on disappearing
from the file pull down menu what to do please advise...I am confused with
such behaviour.
Thank you

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

> See http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/backupaddin.htm
>
> --
> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>
> http://www.msoutlook.info/
> Real World Questions, Real World Answers
>
> -----
>
> "RichNRockvilleMD" <RichNRockvilleMD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:31A78D8D-375B-4BBE-A957-971C11E8037C@microsoft.com...
> >
> > I have two people using the same computer on a network, both are
> > administrators for the domain. I installed the backup tool (LATEST
> > 05/08/2008) and on one user, it works great but when the 2nd user logs on,
> > an
> > install says that there is backup is already installed and refuses to
> > install.
> > Backup does not show up on the 2nd uses file menu in outlook 2003 as it
> > does when the 1st user is logged on.
> >
> > No where can I find backup installed on the 2nd users outlook.
> >
> > What now..???
> > Rich
> >
> >
>
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