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Unable to back-up Outlooks default.pst

Discussion in 'Technical Discussions' started by georgevancouver, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. georgevancouver

    georgevancouver Techie7 New Member

    I operate Outlook 2003 under Windows 7. I like to copy the defauly.pst file to a back-up location but I keep getting an "can't read from source file or disk. The outlook program has no problems opening, closing and writing to the file.

    What is wrong withth the file? How can I back it up?
     
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Hi George and Welcome to Techie7.

    Is Outlook running when you are trying to do this? Close it first. Better yet, instead of copying, it is best to just create a new backup and save it where you want it.