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Chapter 23. Importing, Exporting, and Ba... > Backing Up Your Outlook Data

Backing Up Your Outlook Data

If you've been working with computers for long, you've probably encountered some form of data loss before. Computers are fallible items. Hard drives die, power supplies spark, and data loss can occur. If you keep all of your Outlook data on your local computer, a hard drive failure could cause you to lose all of that data.

You can protect your data by making a backup copy of the information and storing that backup copy on another hard drive, CD, DVD, Zip drive, or backup tape. If your computer fails, you can then use this backup to restore all of your Outlook items, including your rules and folder structure. How often you choose to back up your Outlook data depends on how confident you are in your computer's stability and how critical your computer's data is.


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