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Outlook backup - FBackup 5

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:40 pm
by drtim
I have just updated from FBackup 4 to FBackup 5

I used the Outlook plugin in FBackup 5 for backing up Outlook 2010

There is a big difference between how FBackup 4 backed up Outlook. I used this post to accomplish that:
http://www.fbackup.com/forum/backup-outlook-emails-and-settings-t6.html

FBackup 4 did a backup to C\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook where you can see the actual PST files and their extensions

FBackup 5 does a backup to Microsoft Outlook\Profiles\Outlook\Personal Store where you can see files, but not as PST files. I think they are PST files, but are not named as such. Rather they are named with (1), (2), (3) at the end of each PST file. Is this accurate and can I delete the FBackup 4 Outlook PST files?

If need be can I rename the PST (I think) files from the FBackup 5 backup as PST files. Can I manually add the PST extension if need be?

Thanks

Happy New Year

Tim

Re: Outlook backup - FBackup 5

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:49 pm
by Softland
Hi,

You should not change the backup files extensions as they won't be recognized at restore.
If you imported the backup from FBackup 4 to FBackup 5, the backup should continue. Deleting a file in destination will affect the actual backup.
If you started a new backup in FBackup 5 to a different location, you can remove the backup from FBackup 4.

Re: Outlook backup - FBackup 5

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:21 am
by drtim
Let's say there comes a day that I require the backup PST files via FBackup 5. At that point can I rename them with the PST extension? Presently they do not have a PST extension, as they did in FBackup 4. Thanks.

Re: Outlook backup - FBackup 5

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:35 am
by drtim
In the situation above, what if I did not or could not use FBackup for the Restore and had to do it manually from the backup destination folders? Thanks.

Re: Outlook backup - FBackup 5

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:07 pm
by Softland
Hi,

You can do the manual renaming if you want as long as you rename them back.

As for the second question, if you want to manually restore the files from destination, if you used the Full backup type, you can extract the files with any zip tool as WinZip. If the Mirror type is used, you can use Windows Explorer to manually pick the files.