Back up XP + email addresses to portable hard drive

By pete2444
Feb 24, 2012
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  1. Hello

    I have windows XP. There are instructions on the net to use NTBACKUP.MSI. Even though I downloaded the file the computer can't find the file.

    Whats the best way to back up to a portable hard drive on a regular basis?

    ALSO

    I also would like to back up my address book to the portable hard drive.

    Thanks Heaps
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    What email program are you using?
  3. pete2444

    pete2444 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Outlook express
  4. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    go to your address book in Outlook and Export them (addresses) to a file. You can than Import them to another Mail Client or overwrite the existing imported file with your updated one. I believe Import/Export is under Tools once you open your address book.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    The file you need is labeled .pst


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