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Old 01-23-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default Finally found some good Outlook backup software

Update: "Remo" works even better: (thanks to hclarkjr)

Edit: Do a search for "remo outlook" on google and you'll find it, for some reason it's blocked on the forum. Anyone know why?

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"Outlook Backup Assistant" from Dextronet:

http://www.dextronet.com/outlook-backup-assistant

$30 for home, $50 for business. The website design is a bit cheesy, but the software does the job. I haven't really found anything else that I really like for transferring non-Exchange Outlook accounts over to new machines or for reformats, and it's a real pain to do it manually, especially between different versions.

I did a full backup & restore in demo mode (in this case, backed up a 3-gig Outlook 2007 account and restored it to a new Outlook 2010 install on another computer). I had to create the user account in Outlook first and then import, then manually move the folders into the main folder after importing, but it went pretty smoothly other than that (there might have been a checkbox to put it all in the default Personal Folder/Mailbox, but I just did it all on automatic). Otherwise it's the usual garbage of PST/OST export, NS2k backup, manually doing all the other bits & pieces that don't properly export like the contact groups, etc., so this is awesome!

Not sure if anyone else has found something better, if so, please chime in!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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For 2007, I just used Microsofts pst back up tool.
Backs up everything to where ever you want when you exit Outlook. Unfortunately 2010 isn't compatible
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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do search for remo outlook backup and migrate, it works great for me
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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Is it even needed? All I've ever done is just backup my .pst file which is dirt simple. Been working that way for years.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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Is it even needed? All I've ever done is just backup my .pst file which is dirt simple. Been working that way for years.
Yeah, depending. I work with Outlook 2000 to 2010 on XP to 8. Backing up all user data and doing migrations can get tricky - emails, sub-folders, multiple accounts until one profile, multiple profiles, NK2 auto-complete data files, PST's, OST's, yada yada yada. And sometimes you get situations where stuff like contact groups don't export properly and you have to do it manually.

Still haven't found what I'd call the "perfect" tool, but this is pretty handy! I'm going to check out that Remo tool hclarkjr recommended next time too.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:18 AM   #7
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do search for remo outlook backup and migrate, it works great for me
I just tried Remo yesterday, worked even better, thanks for the heads up! Updated the OP, although the link is blocked for some reason (is there some sketchy reason behind that?).
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Yeah, depending. I work with Outlook 2000 to 2010 on XP to 8. Backing up all user data and doing migrations can get tricky - emails, sub-folders, multiple accounts until one profile, multiple profiles, NK2 auto-complete data files, PST's, OST's, yada yada yada. And sometimes you get situations where stuff like contact groups don't export properly and you have to do it manually.

Still haven't found what I'd call the "perfect" tool, but this is pretty handy! I'm going to check out that Remo tool hclarkjr recommended next time too.
That's the truth... when I migrated from XP/OE to W7/O'03 it was a trainwreck...
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I just tried Remo yesterday, worked even better, thanks for the heads up! Updated the OP, although the link is blocked for some reason (is there some sketchy reason behind that?).
i noticed that too when i posted about remo too, would not let me post link for it
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tool built into Outlook 2013 works fine for me
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