Backup Outlook to Dropbox – Both Automatically and Manually
This tutorial will teach you how to safely backup Outlook to Dropbox, including emails, contacts, appointments and tasks with both automatic and manual methods.
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Your Outlook email account may contain a lot of important data, and it does not just email you could lose, but also your messages, calendar events, contact, attachments, address, and other items. To protect Outlook data from corruption, damage, virus attack, or accidental deletion, it's wise to backup Outlook data to a safe place such as cloud services (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive).
Dropbox is a cloud-based storage service that allows you to store files online and access them from anywhere and anytime. Backing up outlook to Dropbox has many advantages including security, accessibility, convenience and cost efficiency. Keep reading to learn how to backup Outlook contacts, emails, and other critical files both automatically and manually.
How to backup Outlook to Dropbox
In this part, you can learn 2 ways to achieve the task of backing up Outlook to Dropbox both manually and automatically.
Preparation: install Dropbox desktop app
First of all, to backup Outlook to Dropbox, you need to make sure that the Dropbox desktop app is installed on your computer in advance. This will automatically create a Dropbox local folder. The files placed in this folder will be automatically uploaded. Then you can walk through the 2 methods to finish this task.
Manually: enable Outlook backup emails to Dropbox
Most versions of Microsoft Outlook come with an option to export everything to a single file. To backup Outlook to Dropbox manually, you need to install the Dropbox desktop application and then use the Outlook Export feature to export your Outlook data to a PST file. Once the PST file is created, you can then upload the PST file to your Dropbox account. Here are the detailed steps to enable that.
1. Open your Outlook, and click File > Open & Export > Import/Export.
2. The Import and Export Wizard will pop up, select Export to a file, and click Next.
3. Select Outlook Data File (.pst), and click Next.
4. Select the email account that you want to backup, and make sure the Include subfolders box is selected.
5. The wizard will suggest saving a copy of your .pst file to the default location. Click Finish.
6. Then enter and confirm a password if there are sensitive files you want to protect and click OK. If you don't want to password protect the backup, leave both fields empty, and click OK.
7. Now you can check where you save the .pst file. Once find it, drag it to the Dropbox local folder, and then it will automatically load it to Dropbox cloud service.
Automatically: save Outlook emails to Dropbox
Of course, you can choose to export emails to PST files, and upload the PST files to Dropbox local folder manually, then they will be synced to the Dropbox Cloud. But this approach is a bit complicated and only suitable for small quantities of emails.
If you have a large number of emails to backup, and searching for a more direct method, we suggest you use a reliable backup software like AOMEI Backupper Professional. This software is a powerful tool for backing up Outlook emails and other data to Cloud services like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive in a few simple steps. You can benefit a lot from its outstanding features:
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Step 1. Open Outlook, type email and click Connect, then follow the on-screen instructions to add the Outlook account.
Step 2. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional. In the main interface, click Backup and then Outlook Backup.
Step 3. Click Add Outlook data and select the Outlook files you want to backup. Then click OK.
Step 4. Then click the box below to select a backup destination. Click Select a cloud drive and then select Dropbox.
▶ You can enable Schedule Backup to free your hands. Set “Daily”, “Weekly” or “Monthly” according to your needs. Make sure the option “Wake the computer to run scheduled task” is selected.
▶ Also, you can Enable Automatic Backup Cleanup to delete old backups by clicking Backup Scheme to free up your storage space and prevent storage full issues.
Step 5. Click Start Backup to backup Outlook emails to Dropbox automatically.
If you want to backup Outlook to Dropbox, you can learn both automatic and manual methods from this article. You can choose to export emails to PST files, and upload them to Dropbox local folder manually, then they will be synced to Dropbox online.
Alternatively, you can rely on the reliable backup software AOMEI Backupper to automate this task. It supports you to backup Outlook to various paths and set scheduled tasks at a fixed interval. AOMEI Backupper is such a powerful and reliable backup software that safeguard your Outlook account in all aspects. So why not try it now?