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Outlook 2000 email and contacts backup

Q: Outlook 2000 email and contacts backup

Can anyone give me good instructions as to how to back up my email and contacts. I am in the process of doing a clean install of my operating system and don't want to lose my data.

currently running Win ME and plan on going to Win XP so the data would need to seemlessly transfer.

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A: Outlook 2000 email and contacts backup

You could use the Personal Folders Backup

For Outlook 2000 and later
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My suggestions: Save some money by making a few changes. You will still get excellent performance and still be able to overclock (if that is what you want to do), while saving money for some other parts.

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A:Backing up files on 2 different hard drives (windows 7 backup)

Good planning for disaster planning reasons (btw: that's called media rotation).

To automate backups alternating between two target drives -- don't think that's possible and you will need a manual procedure to identify the 'other drive'.

Hopefully the "files that are located on a share PC" are limited to a Shared Folder making the source location easy. Using the backup technique of an Incremental Backup will reduce the size and time of the data being copied.

CAUTION: do not encrypt the backup volume(s), nor even compress them.
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A:What do people use for backup storage?

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1- what type of network (Domain or workgroup )?
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A:Win 2000 & laptop problem

1 Minimize all applications so that you can see the desktop.
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hd raw media

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Doubt it, and how long have you got anyway ? A typical PC has often got a minimum of 20Gb of data, whilst a typical 5Mbit download broadband only has 300Kbit upload, and to transfer 20Gb would take approximately 148 hours.

Better buy a cheap USB hard drive
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A:Flash Drive Backup Problem

Hi Rydis, sorry for the dealy.

I have seen this before, when transferring many gigs from one location to another.
The fault is caused by memory issues and high disk writting, stripping the files away.

You could run programs such as Memtest on your Ram, and HardDrive diagnostics on your HardDrive. But I believe the error won't show anyway (normally)

Here's the best answer:
Firstly always have a good amount of Ram. This is usually (these days!) around 1 Gig absolute minimum
Next, instead of moving or dragging (or copying) large amounts of folders, always use the right click - COPY, then the right click - PASTE into the destination area.
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Have a read of this thread:
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A:Three Steps for the Backup of the Film

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Do you think you bumped the connector? I would suggest turning the PC off and unplugging the power from the mains. Then unplug the power connector and ide/sata cable to the drive, and then replug them in again. Maybe something got bumped.

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looks like a driver issue,

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have you lately checked or downloaded your latest sound driver? compatible
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find the Disk Cleanup utility and use it

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A:Trouble formatting 2nd Drive that I want to use as backup

Helo agian >;D

Try this out

Download the iso or zip version. You can burn these on a CD or get Daemon Tools to "mount" the file.

Actually guys I just tried it out and I'm lost about installing this thing... Does it need to be on a disk, I remember using this once without having to... I think... 0_o

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Oh I thought you were wondering about changeing the maximum limit :
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A:I was wondering what is the best backup solution?

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Hi CodeB and welcome

This is a really stupid question, how do you expect anyone to send you a copy of an EEPROM and even if they did do you have the ability to write it to the chip.

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The Windows 2000 computer is updated to SP 3 (Service Pack 3)?
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A:Backup with server

That's ironic, Jobeard posted info on that a day or so, ago.