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Do I need to create a PST to backup Outlook emails?

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This is a very basic question but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere.

If I want to backup my emails in Outlook (emails, folders, etc), is it sufficient to backup the folder called:
LocalSettings/ApplicationData/Microsoft/Outloook/Outlook

Or do I need to create a new PST each time I want to backup?

Creating a PST is so time-consuming (I have a very large number of saved emails) and so when I noticed that large existing folder called "Outlook", I wondered if that would be sufficient?

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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If you want to backup your emails, ll you need to do is backup the .pst file. You can also export it out and save it in a different location if you want to.

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Thank you MYCU.

One more clarification - Is the Outlook PST (the file that exists automatically in the Outlook folder) file always current?

In other words, if I backup the existing Outlook PST, will everything be up to date?  Or do I have to create and export a new PST (under File -> Export) to ensure that everything is up to date?
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Thanks for your help - I appreciate it!

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No problems. Glad to help :)
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