Taking backup of contacts is good thing; it will be helpful for you in future. It will assist you if contacts or contacts folder is lost due to various reasons from Outlook. If you keep all your contacts in contacts folder, then you can create a separate “Backup Contact” PST file for your contacts. To do so, follow the below settings:
Add a new PST file to Outlook and name it as “Backup Contacts”.
For Outlook 2007 and previous versions:
File-> New -> Outlook Data File
For Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016 versions:
Tab Home-> click on New Items -> More Items-> Outlook Data File
Then select Contacts Navigation( “CTRL+ 3” is keyboard shortcut) or else if you are using Outlook XP/2002 or previous versions, simply choose your Contacts folder -> right click on it -> select Copy folder -> Next, one dialog box will pop ups, from that select “Backup Contacts” folder and press “Ok” button.
Finally, close Outlook and make a copy of newly created “Backup Contacts” PST file to your backup location.
In case, if you are failed to backup contacts or contacts folder by applying above setting, then you need to use Backup Outlook PST software. If you want effective and worthy result, then make use of Backup Outlook PST tool.
Software to backup Outlook contacts folder:
Yodot Backup Outlook PST is an efficient tool to backup Outlook contacts. In addition to contacts, it will also provide an option to select entire Outlook profile while creating backup. Built -in scheduler option of this program can automatically backup Outlook contacts at stipulated time intervals. Apart from Outlook contacts, it can backup other attributes of Outlook such as tasks, emails, journals, alerts, rules, etc. It can also backup Outlook profile settings. “Restore” and “Migrate” feature of this application will help you in moving Outlook profile between two MS application versions or two computers. It is compatible to backup contacts on all versions of Windows system such as Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003.
Procedure to backup Outlook Contacts folder:
Click here to download Yodot Backup Outlook PST software on your Windows system and install it. Then, run it in order to backup contact folder. Main screen of this tool will display three options such as “Backup”, “Migrate” and “Restore”. Now, click on “Backup” option, then it will display two sub options such as “Smart Backup” and “Advanced Backup”, to backup only Outlook Contacts you can choose “Advanced Backup” option. Next, select Outlook contacts folder or contacts that have to be backup. Then, mentioned destination location to save this backup file.