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Helen Bradley - MS Office Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

I'm a lifestyle journalist and I've been writing about office productivity software for a long time. Here you'll find handy hints, tips, tricks, techniques and tutorials on using software as diverse as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher from Microsoft and other applications that I love. My publishing credits include PC Magazine, Windows XP mag, CNet, PC User mag,, Winplanet and Sydney Morning Herald.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Outlook 2003 Backup

No clue why this is the case but Microsoft didn't include a backup routine in Outlook 2002 or 2003. What do you think they expect us to do if our computers crash? Do they think that email has no value to anyone? Well, it has value to me so I need to back my PST file regularly. Luckily there's a free add-in you can use to do it. Since Microsoft created the add-in you have to wonder why they didn't include the feature in Outlook!

Find it here Outlook PST file backup - download it, install it and then backup by selecting the new option which appears on your File menu.

So simple - just makes it all the more strange that Microsoft doesn't do it all for you without making you jump through hoops to do it yourself.

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