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View Full Version : How can I save the emails in Office 2007 to a drive of my own choosing?



effpeetee
01-08-2012, 02:12 PM
The title sums it up realy. I want to save them to a USB drivebut I cannot find how to do it.

Any help gratefully received.

Frank (The unknown quantity.)

Spookster
01-08-2012, 06:50 PM
In depth instructions from Microsoft website
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/back-up-outlook-data-with-the-microsoft-outlook-personal-folders-backup-tool-HA010075802.aspx

effpeetee
01-08-2012, 07:53 PM
In depth instructions from Microsoft website
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/back-up-outlook-data-with-the-microsoft-outlook-personal-folders-backup-tool-HA010075802.aspx

Thanks Spookster, but I want to remove the original file from the computer so that it is not available until the USB drive is connected. I want to save the emails to the USB drive only.

Frank.

Spookster
01-08-2012, 09:27 PM
Ok thought you meant you wanted to backup your email.

Never tried this but you can define the location of where to read the files from:

Tools -> Options -> Mail Setup (tab) -> Data Files (button)

Then click Add to add a new PST file and navigate to your thumbdrive where you want to store it. Then set it as default.

Note that you would want to have your thumbdrive plugged in and ready before you open Outlook and make sure the drive letter never changes.

tracknut
01-08-2012, 09:38 PM
You need to go to file->data file management, and move all your files over to the USB drive. So the process looks somewhat like:

- Get out of outlook
- Copy your PST files from wherever they are now to a folder on the USB drive
- Get in outlook and "remove" your files(*) then add them back in from your USB drive

* The "default" file (not sure if you have more than one PST file) cannot just be removed from outlook. You need to have a second PST file that you first move, then make your default, so that you can then move the default file itself. Once the original default file is on the USB, you can again make it the default so that you're back to the original configuration.

Dave

effpeetee
01-09-2012, 03:31 PM
Not sure that I understand. I am just getting over my first dose of the ;Flu for many years and I am not feeling too bright ai the moment

Thanks though. I'll see what I can do.

Frank



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