Outlook 2010 backup email accounts

This guide describes how to back up your Microsoft Outlook 2010 email accounts (excluding your emails).

  1. Start > Run > regedit
  2. Locate the following path in your Registry Editor
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook
  3. Right click the Outlook directory in the left menu en choose Export
  4. Choose the directory where you want to save the data and choose an appropriate filename
  5. Press save and your done

Importing is as sample as 2 clicks!

  1. Open the registry file you saved earlier
  2. Press to accept the registry patch

Outlook 2010 backup emails

This guide shows you how to make a proper Outlook 2010 email archive backup.

  1. Close Outlook and wait 10 seconds
  2. Run: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\scanpst.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\scan.pst
  3. Open the file in  “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook”
  4. In case you have multiple files in the directory do step 2 and 3 several times
  5. Copy the files from “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook” to the backup location

To open the backups, just open the .pst files you copied earlier.