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Outlook PST Backup Utility

Filename: pfbackup.exe 

Date: October 31, 2003

Size: 160 kb



NOTE: New version updated October 31, 2003. This updated version fixes an issue with the browsing functionality on Windows 98 and Windows ME.

Backing up your Microsoft Outlook information is quicker and easier with the Personal Folders Backup feature. Personal Folders Backup creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, in Outlook 2000 and later versions, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up.

With Personal Folders Backup, you can choose which of your .PST files you wish to back up, and how often you wish to back them up.

Each .PST file contains all of your Outlook folders, including the Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts. You can have a single .PST file (usually called "Internet Folders" or "Personal Folders" in your Folder List), but you might also have an additional .PST file that you use for archiving ("Archiving Folders"). Personal Folders Backup lets you back up any or all of these .PST files.

Note Personal Folders Backup only backs up .PST files. If you have a Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox, your server mailbox folders are likely backed up regularly by your server administrator.

Note If you are using an East Asian operating system (such as Korean language WinMe) with an English version of Office, you will be unable to use this download.

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows XP
  • This download works with the following Office applications:
    • Outlook 2000
    • Outlook 2002
    • Outlook 2003


To install this download:
  1. Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
  2. Double-click the pfbackup.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Instructions for use:

Once you have installed this download, complete the following:
  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the File menu, choose Backup.
  3. To change the backup options, such as which .PST files to back up, click Options.
To remove this download:

To remove the download file itself, delete the file pfbackup.exe.
  1. Go to control panel (This link will open in a different window)
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Select Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup
  4. Click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.
  5. Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.