How To Back Emails In Outlook?
Microsoft Outlook stores all emails in files with a .pst extension. To backup the emails, all you need to do is make a copy of the .pst files and store them in whatever location you feel is safe e.g. a USB drive, an external hard drive, a CD/DVD, etc. But where will you find the pst files? To find out where Outlook has stored the .pst files, do the following:
1. Right-click on the Personal Folders icon in the left pane, and choose Properties. A dialog box opens.
2. Click the Advanced button, another dialog box opens.
3. The .pst files' location is shown in the Filename field.
4. Select and copy the location and paste it in Windows Explorer's address bar. The .pst files will be shown in the Windows Explorer window.
Usually .pst files are stored in C:\Documents and Settings\yourwindowsusername\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook in Windows XP, C:\Users\yourwindowsusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook in Windows 7.
Note: Windows 7 users unable to see the AppData folder enable viewing of hidden files by going to Control Panel > Folder Options > View.
When you see the .pst files, copy them in a new folder and take that folder to another storage drive. There you go, you have just backed up your OWA emails!