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Knowing how to create outlook backup 2013 is basic. If we have had the bad luck of being one of those attacked by the Wannacry virus, and we did not have copies of our files, we must be clear from now on that one of the computer pillars of a company is backup copies.

The large department is usually in charge of the systems department but your personal files and mail, if you use Outlook, you can do them very easily.

In this article, we are going to show you how to copy the outlook. As there are not a large number of programs on the market that automate this task, even so, and taking into account that we are talking about backup copies, we are going to explain it to you in the most “let’s say” artisanal way, so that you learn what it is what these programs do below and that you understand how the mail works.

What is a pst file?

The pst file is where Outlook stores all your email, contacts, notes, and calendars of your email, so if you want to make a backup the easiest way is to copy that file directly to a USB stick and copy made.

How to create backup in outlook 2013

To locate the pst file in an Outlook 2013 like this we go to Menu -> File -> Data file management.

In the box that appears we must first point out the pst file that interests us (in the case that we have more than one, in this example only one appears) and then clicks on the “open folder” icon.

It will open the exact location of the PST file that we must copy. To be able to copy them before we must close the Outook because otherwise copying it will give us an error.

By copying this file we will make outlook backpup 2013.

Backup in partial Outlook

When we refer to partial it is that we make only a backup copy of the Contacts or a folder only of our inbox, in this case, we will do a data export. As before, click on Menu -> File -> Import and export and select the option “Export to a file”

  • We select “personal folders file (.pst)”
  • Click on the “+” that appears to the right of Personal folders so that the full tree is displayed and select what we want to do the backup if you want the contacts to click on the contacts and “next”.
  • In the next step, it asks you to give it the path where you want the .pst file to save where it will save what you have previously selected.
  • The last step, it allows you to put a general name to the export and also gives you the opportunity to put a password. As soon as you click accept, you will already have a copy of the chosen content.

Automatic backup of Outlook 2013 Mails using professional Mail Backup solution for Mac OS X

Mail Backup X takes the problem of a tedious process and automatic the task of backup Outlook Mac 2013 Mails on your Mac. Therefore, you can rest easy as you focus on more important tasks in your day to day life. Mail Backup X not only lets you back up your emails and Outlook Mac attachments but also uses compression to save disk space. You can look and search through the Mail data, you can also configure it to create a mirror backup and synchronize it regularly on a USB drive / FTP server.

Step-by-Step Guide to backing up Outlook Mac 2013 emails on Mac

  • Download and install the Mail Backup X app on your Mac. 
  • Once the installation is complete. Start Mail Backup X from the applications / Quick Start menu
  • You can start the fully functional 15-day trial run or, if purchased, activate the app.
  • You will be displayed with an option to configure a new backup profile. Choose configure a new backup profile
Outlook Mac 2011 2015 2016  backup Profile Setup with Mail Backup X
  • You will be given with the mail clients option > choose Outlook Mac 2011 or Outlook Mac 2013 depending on the version you are using and continue with the next step
Choose Outlook Mac 2011 2015 Client to Backup Apple Mail on Mac
  • You will be given with the folder structure of Outlook Mac 2011/2013 mail accounts. Select / deselect the folders you want to back up from Outlook Mac 2013.
Select the Folders you would like to be backed up on Mac
  • You are now presented with advanced options such as mail backup frequency (select Automatic as recommended or you can choose the days and time frame for the backup). You can also choose to add and configure Mirror locations for multiple backups for added security. You can also turn on automatic USB synchronization. Therefore, each time you connect the USB drive automatically copies and synchronizes a copy of the local backup to the USB disk in the background automatically.
Choose Settings that you prefer for Mail Backup
  • The backup profile is configured and your emails are now configured to be backed up according to the options and settings you selected during the previous steps.