Backing up your Outlook account is essential if something goes wrong with your computer or if you need to restore information. In this post, we’ll show you how to back up your Outlook account and provide a few tips on keeping your data safe. Keep reading for more information!
What is Outlook Backup and why do you need it
It’s essential to know what Outlook is before you can understand why you need to back up your Outlook account. Simply put, Outlook is a webmail service provided by Microsoft that allows users to access their email accounts on any device with an internet connection. Because of this, backing up your data is helpful if something were to go wrong with your computer or if you need to restore information. That said, there are many ways that your Outlook account could be compromised – for example, having your PC stolen or if the website itself gets hacked. We’ll touch on some of these issues later in this post but for now, let’s keep emphasizing how important it is to make sure you backup your files.
Step 1: Sign in to your Outlook account and go to the settings page. Once you’re there, look for the ‘backup’ section of your account – it should be somewhere near the middle of the page. Click on this section to see what options are available to you for backing up your data. You should have at least three options available to you, including sending an email with all your information attached as a backup file, exporting everything in a ZIP file, or saving all your data directly onto an external hard drive. Of course, you must choose one of these three options, so we recommend sending a backup file via email or using a USB/external hard drive depending on how much data you’re trying to backup.
Step 2: Now that you’ve chosen how you want to backup your information, the only thing left is to do it! Don’t worry – backing up your Outlook account isn’t very complicated. Follow the instructions given to you by either email or attaching a USB drive. After sending/saving your files (make sure not to close your browser), you should see that a new file containing all your emails and other data has been saved onto either your computer or an external hard drive. Congrats, now that wasn’t so bad, was it?
How to recover Outlook data
To restore Microsoft Outlook Backup data, simply login into your account and go to the settings page.
Step 1: Once you are logged into your account, look for your Outlook account’s ‘restore’ section. If you don’t find it on the homepage, look for a ‘backup & restore’ section on another page. Click this option to start restoring your information.
Step 2: You should now see several options that allow you to choose where you would like to import your data. Some things that might be useful include importing previously sent emails, importing archived email messages, or importing contacts. Check out our list of backup tools below if these options aren’t available to you – they may help restore your data!
After choosing where you want to import your data from, click the blue ‘continue’ button
Step 3: The last thing you need to do is choose which type of backup file you would like to restore. Remember that there are three different types (emails, contacts, and ZIP) so make sure you check all three if they aren’t already selected by default.
Step 4: Finally, Outlook will begin importing your old information onto your computer. Depending on how much data needs to be restored, it may take a while, so it’s important not to close out of the browser window until the process is finished! Leave the browser window open if you want to continue working on other things while waiting for your information to be imported.
How to backup your outlook account and how to restore it
If you use a Microsoft email address, you probably already know that there’s no way of backing up your information should anything happen to your computer. Without a backup plan in place, all the emails, contacts, and other vital data stored in your inbox might be lost forever. To avoid this from happening, we recommend using a third-party service that will allow you to easily backup and restore everything from the start.
Here are four easy steps on how to successfully create an Outlook backup:
1. Sign in to your Outlook account and go to the settings page
2. Click ‘backup.’
3. Choose how you want to backup your information – either by sending a backup email or using an external hard drive
4. Recover your Outlook data by following the instructions on their page
We hope that these tips will help make backing up your Outlook account quick and easy!
We recommend visiting their support center for any other problems with Microsoft Outlook.