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Backup of Outlook Express

Hello Experts,

I am using oulook express 2007. I have configured it with Exchange Server and have .ost file.

I want to take the backup of this ost / pst files without closing my Outlook Express.

Help needed for the procedure to take backup without exiting from Outlook.
Hiren Lapsiwala
Hiren Lapsiwala
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Hiren LapsiwalaManager - Information TechnologyAuthor Commented:
Thanks but my main concern is taking the backup without exiting from outlook.
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You cannot copy a PST file while Outlook is open because Outlook needs exclusive use of the file. So you must close Outlook.

I do not (readily) see third party paid software to do this and I expect the exclusive use issue is the reason.

Close Outlook to back it up. I do.

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Jackie ManCommented:
You can download and Cobian Backup v9 (it is free) or above to backup the locked ost file.

Just as a side idea, since you don't want to close Outlook Express what if you put it in offline mode?
That may stop the services from running?
However I was just thinking would that stop access from a local internet? as the internet is closed.
If it helps here's a small rundown on what you can do in Offline mode
How to use offline mode in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010
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