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Backup and Restore Outlook Emails with Attachments

Nowadays most of the users send and receive email using Microsoft Outlook. This causes a lot of important data to collect in your Outlook. In order to store data securely, you need to take care of how to backup the Outlook PST files or Outlook webmail.

In Outlook, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes, Emails, and multiple files are stored in a single PST file. Also, some other files like templates, custom forms, etc get stored in separate files. So if you want to transfer data from old Outlook version data to a completely new Outlook system, then backing up only the .pst file is not enough.

Read the post here to know how to backup and restore Outlook using the manual and direct methods.

How to backup Outlook email with attachments?

Backing up Outlook here and restoring it can happen for many reasons: computer crashes, restoring Outlook backups on another computer, virus attacks, etc.

Here we are going to tell you the exact way of all the facts on how to back up Outlook PST, so if you want to back up Outlook email then follow the steps given below.

First method – Outlook backup using Drag n Drop method.

  • Run the Outlook application, press on the Home tab, and press on New Item.
  • Now click on More Items and select Outlook Data File.
  • Open Outlook Data File >> Create a new PST with a name and click OK.
  • Now copy all mail from the folder and paste in a new folder

Second Method: Backup Outlook Emails using the Import-Export Wizard

This is the second method to backup Outlook webmail emails with all data items.

  • Launch Outlook << Click File Tab << Open & Export >> Import / Export tool
  • Now in Import & Export Wizard, choose Export to File then Next >> Select Outlook Data (.pst) & Next
  • Select the folder of the mailbox, you want to export.
  • Now browse for the destination to save the PST file and check to include subfolder >> Finish.

If your Outlook mailbox is not corrupted, both the above procedures will work fine for you. But if you are unable to backup Outlook by manual method then you can also use a professional solution to restore the Outlook mailbox.

Take Outlook email backup through third-party tools

Manually Outlook backup is not safe for all levels of the user as well as worst-case scenario if your mailbox is already corrupted.

Here we can use the MailsDaddy PST Repair tool to backup Outlook emails with attachments. With this software, Outlook emails can be stored in PST, MSG, EML, HTML, RTF, and MHTML formats. The software supports ANSI and Unicode PST files without any hassle. You can also use the free demo version of the software and backup 20 emails from each mailbox. This is an independent utility program to load and migrate PST files in absence of MS Outlook.

Steps of using the best Outlook backup tool

  • Download and Install MailsDaddy Outlook Backup Tool (or PST repair)
  • Click Add File >> Browse PST File >> Scan & OK
  • Click on the Export button >> Choose PST or any other given file format
  • Browse the destination to take Outlook backup in the local system then click on Export.

You will see a process window running on the screen. After backing up Outlook webmail, you can import PST to any other Outlook version.


In this blog, we have given complete information about the manual and professional ways to take Outlook backup. You can use either of the manual procedures with Healthy Outlook. Or you can simply backup any type of selected Outlook folder with the help of given solutions. The demo version will only restore 20 Outlook items from each mailbox for free.


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