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How to Restore Outlook Backup with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Post By AOMEI Updated August 10, 2023
Recovering Outlook email data, calendars, contacts, tasks, and other crucial information becomes essential in cases of lost or damaged original email files. AOMEI Backupper offers a solution by enables you to efficiently back up your Outlook data directly from the Outlook Client. Once you've previously created an Outlook backup using AOMEI Backupper, you can seamlessly leverage its Outlook Restore feature. This feature empowers you to effortlessly restore your email data to its original state, exactly as it existed at the time of backup.

How to Restore Outlook Backup with AOMEI Backupper

Before doing an Outlook Restore, please confirm that you have created Outlook Backup before and the related backup image files are intact.

1. In the left tab page, select "Restore", and then click Select Task. If the backup task is not listed, you can click Select Image File to manually select an image file in the destination path.

Select Backup Task

2. Select the Outlook Backup task that you want to restore, and click "Next".

Select Backup Timepoint

3. Select the whole backup and click the "Next" button. Or you can unfold the backup directory and select the part data that you want to restore. For example, you can restore email files only,  or restore Outlook contacts, Outlook tasks, and so on.

Tips: If you have created multiple backups on the task, generally, it will select the latest version by default. You can re-select another backup version to restore if you want to restore older data.

Select Email Files

4. Select a destination path to save the mailbox files. You can choose whether to  "Restore to original location" or "Restore to a new location". If you select "Restore to original location", it means to restore to the original mailbox location. If you choose "Restore to a new location", you need to select the target storage path to store the mailbox files. Then, Select "Start Restore" to begin the restore.

Tips: If you select "Restore to a new location"  and there are emails with the same name in the new location, the renaming operation will be performed.

Select Destination Path

5. Click "Finish" once the process has completed. Then, you can check your email data.


By diligently following the outlined steps, you can create comprehensive backups that stand ready to counteract any potential loss. Should unforeseen circumstances lead to email data depletion, this method empowers you to swiftly recover and reinstate your crucial email information. With data security at the forefront, the Outlook Backup and Restore process serves as an essential tool in maintaining the integrity and continuity of your email communications.

For more types of emails backup and restore, you can use the Email Backup and Email Restore feature.