How To Copy Outlook Files In Windows 7?

It is a good practice to maintain multiple copies of important data. As in the case of Outlook application, maintaining backup is considered as a safety measure to escape from data loss situations. Other than taking a general backup there also come situations that necessitate the user to copy their Outlook files. Like

  • Operating system reinstallations
  • Upgrading to a new version of OS
  • Migrating to a new computer
  • Moving to other Outlook versions etc.

Here is a user query– “I use Outlook 2013 on my Windows 7 system. I’m planning to upgrade my computer OS to a higher version. So far, I have backed up copies of all the important files in the system but I don’t know how to copy Outlook files in Windows 7. I’m afraid that upgrading to a new Windows version will harm existing emails in Outlook. Please suggest some easy way to do it”

Copying Outlook files is not that easy as the way you copy other data in the system.  And yes, it is true that upgrading Windows without creating a backup of Outlook is definitely going to affect the Outlook profile. Entire Outlook data will be removed from your profile if you don’t backup them before upgrading the OS.

The inbuilt import/export method is generally in practice. This approach seems to be easy for those who have some prior knowledge of using them. The manual method of backing up Outlook data sounds to be tedious for a number of users. Also, certain risks are involved if the method is not carried out in a right way. It can happen to see –

  • Some interruptions during import/export operation
  • Incomplete copying of data
  • Corruptions
  • Some Outlook errors etc.

Any known or unknown cause may damage the PST files when they are copied using manual way; especially when the Outlook has a large volume of data. So avoid all such risks, one can directly rely on software like Yodot Backup Outlook PST to safely copy your Outlook data emails.

Easily copy Outlook files using Yodot tool:

#1. From here download the program on your Windows 7 computer

#2. Do the installation and run the application

#3.Click on Backup option

#4. Choose Smart Backup option

#5. Browse the location to save copied data

With these simplified set of steps, one can smartly copy Outlook data. The tool runs on all Windows series: Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008/2003 operating system versions. The software works exclusively with Microsoft Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016 and Office 365 editions.

More about Outlook backup program:

The tool facilitates convenient ways to backup and restore Outlook PST files along with calendars, journals, tasks, notes, address books, contacts etc. It proves to be useful when an entire Outlook profile is to be migrated to a new computer or while going with higher MS Outlook application versions. This solution is regarded as one of the safest utility to transfer Outlook email data without causing any sort of damages to any part of data/system.