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Outlook 2007 - Backup

my OS is windows 7.  I receive an aweful of emails which flood my Inbox and becomes a nightmare whenever I want to search as it becomes so intimidating.
Can a guru suggest the best strategy.  I would like to backup these emails.  Which is the best route to take, to backup as a pst file, comma deliimited.  Whatever format is chosen, I would like the ability to retrieve a particular email asp.  Do u think putting the headers in an Access file and the text in a memo field would work.  Or save each email as a Word file and link it to the Access field.  
I am just looking for strategies before I begin planning the details.  Thank u for your inputs.
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
If you backup to a pst file you can actually open the .pst file in Outlook and still search it. You can drag emails to and from the archive folder (what Outlook calls it) and back that folder up as often as you like. Some more detailed instructions here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/open-a-data-file-HP005243221.aspx
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
Actually that link only refers to Outlook 2003. Follow the steps in the second part of this link under "To add an existing personal data store to your profile" to get it always connected in any version: http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/open_pst.htm
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
Windows has the search indexer which should index your emails by default but not the archive folder. You may have to add that manually
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/17854-index-locations-add-remove.html
Just select the .pst file into the index locations.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
Correct response, thank u.
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