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How to Backup Selected Outlook Contacts and Email

A client of ours needed to save (or backup), not all, but a selected number of Outlook contacts & emails.

The solution: Create a new folder.

Export (Backup) Selected Contacts in Outlook

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Go to your Contacts
  3. Create a new folder under Contacts
    Create new folder under Outlook Contacts
  4. Drag and drop the Contacts you want to save into the new folder
  5. Export or backup the newly created folder
    Export/Backup Outlook Contacts

Export (Backup) Selected Email in Outlook

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Go to your Mail
  3. Create a new folder under Personal Folders
    Create a new folder in Outlook
  4. Drag and drop the emails you want to save into the new folder
  5. Export or backup the newly created folder
    Backup/Export Outlook Contacts

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Thanks! After searching the “interwebs” for hours I found this, it is EXACTLY what I was after… I have collected 100s of business contacts that I don’t want to lose but don’t need in my mail list of Contacts 🙂

  2. With emails, how does this handle attachments ? Are they transferred OK ??
    Cheers

    R

  3. Hello, I was wondering, if there were multiple folders and I wanted to backup particular folders, how would I be able to do that instead of backing up the desired folders one by one. Is there a way to select multiple folders I want to backup all at once?

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