Create a backup copy of my Contacts

Applies to
Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003

To back up the Contacts folder, you need to export the folder to a file in Personal Folders file (.pst) (Personal Folders file (.pst): Data file that stores your messages and other items on your computer. You can assign a .pst file to be the default delivery location for e-mail messages. You can use a .pst to organize and back up items for safekeeping.) format.

  1. On the File menu, click Import and Export.
  2. Click Export to a file, and then click Next.
  3. In the Create a file of type list, click Personal Folder File (.pst), and then click Next.
  4. In the Select a folder to export from list, click Contacts.
  5. If you have subfolders below the Contacts folder that you want to include, select the Include subfolders check box.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Browse, choose a location for the file, such as My Documents, and then type a name for your backup file, such as ContactsBackup.pst.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. In the Name box, type My Contacts Backup.
  11. Type the encryption and password settings if you need them, and then click OK.
Applies to:
Outlook 2003