How to Copy the Inbox From Outlook 2007 to a File
With Outlook 2007, you have a powerful but simple email browser suitable for both personal and business use. As you use the Outlook browser to receive and send emails, you may amass a sizable collection of emails over time. Outlook 2007 comes equipped with the ability to back up and copy email folders for storing outside of the Outlook program in a .pst file format. Copy the inbox from Outlook 2007 to a file and export it to save it for long-term storage.
Open Outlook 2007 and click the "File" tab. Select "Import and Export" from the drop-down menu.
Select "Export to a file" from the list of actions. Click "Next."
Choose "Personal Folder File" from the list of file types and click "Next."
Select your inbox from the available folders you can export and click "Next."
Choose the location for storing the backup file. Click the browse button and navigate to this location.
Read the options below about duplicate items and choose the option you desire. Click "Finish" and wait while Outlook backs up your inbox folder.
Tips & Warnings
- You may have the option of protecting your backup file with a password. Set the password prior to making the backup file.