How do i backup all Outlook emails and files without access to outlook?

My computer has crashed but i can still access the file system through a Linux Live CD so what files do i need to get in order to restore outlook after a format?

2 Responses to How do i backup all Outlook emails and files without access to outlook?

  1. Your emails will be in a file with the extension .pst (e.g., Outlook.pst).

    The default location for this file is in the private folders of the particular user account, usually here:

    C:Documents and SettingsLocal SettingsApplication Data
    MicrosoftOutlookOutlook.pst

    (where is the Windows user account name)

    Copy this file and you will have your emails. You might have to span CD’s or use an external hard drive because the file can be quite large.

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  2. The above is correct if you are using Windows XP.

    If you are using Windows Vista, the location you are looking for will be:

    C:UsersAppData LocalMicrosoft OutlookOutlook.pst

    You should also copy the Archive.pst in the same location if you want to recover you’re archived emails.

    More information on backing up and restoring emails in Outlook can be found on my blog: http://www.techybits.com

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