Wednesday, 28 November 2012

What is the need to backup Mac Outlook?

In my previous articles, I have discussed the salient features of Mac Outlook that makes user switch from their previous Email clients to Outlook 2011. In this article, I am going to discuss Mac Outlook database structure and the need for archiving  Mac Outlook Database.

Mac Outlook Database
Identity Folder: All Mac Outlook database and other files are stored in Identity Folder. Identity folder is located within Microsoft User Data (MUD) folder. If you try to move MUD folder form this default location, a new blank identity with the name 'Main' will get created.

Due to the database corruption or due to any problem with the Outlook 2011 application, you may experience a slow functioning and several issues such as:
  • Unable to open or view the database items.
  • Emails in your Inbox, Sent Items, and other folders are shown as blank.
  • Unable to delete the database items.
  • Outlook application freezes or crashes while opening.
You can manage with these problems up to some extent but What if you completely loose access to your Mac Outlook Database?

Here, comes the need to backup your Mac Outlook data items (i.e. mails, tasks, notes, contacts, journal, attachments, project, and appointments etc.).The format for Mac Outlook Backup file is .olm. If the Outlook database gets corrupt due to any reason  then, you can access the mail items through this backup file. So, to avoid any kind of hazardous or data loss situation take regular backups of your Outlook database. 
To know in detail about the Mac Outlook data backup procedure read the article “How to backup Outlook 2011 for Mac?” This article will let you know the step by step illustration of the Backup process.


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