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backup email for outlook 2010

Posted on 2011-09-15
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i have to turn over a users email for auditing that is business related.
he has a user created folder that is personal in the exchange environment.
how to i back up his whole account to a pst file but leave out the personal folder?
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You can't backup everything and exclude a specific folder unless you backup a folder at a time.

You can export the lot, then open the Exported PST file and delete the Personal Folder from the PST file (and the Deleted Items Folder), then hand that over.
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if i export everything and then reopen it in a fresh install of outlook like you said.
and then delete all the folders and empty deleted items folder and then back up the email again....
is there anywhere those deleted items would be hidden...
like some sortof archive file
i cant mess this up
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No - if you do as you have mentioned, export, open the exported file, delete what isn't needed, then export the lot to another file again, then turn that file over, there should be no trace of anything in the deleted folders.

Would they have anything in the Sent Items that is personal?
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