How to back up the list of recently used emails in Microsoft Outlook

Yves - June 14, 2019

How to back up the list of recently used emails in Microsoft Outlook - Intertuto

Microsoft Outlook keeps a list of recently used email addresses typed into the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of an e-mail message.

Outlook.com is a webmail service from Microsoft. Created in 1996 by Jack Smith with the name "Hotmail", this service is acquired in 1997 by Microsoft, which renames MSN Hotmail and Windows Live Hotmail. Microsoft Outlook keeps a list of recently used email addresses typed into the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of an e-mail message.

If you want to keep the list or use it on another computer, you should keep a copy of this file elsewhere.

How to back up the Outlook AutoFill list

Outlook helps us keep most of our important data in a PST file, such as: e-mail messages, contact list, and calendar items. The AutoComplete list that appears while entering a name or email address is stored in a hidden message.

1. First review the version of Office. Open Outlook to access File> Office Account (or Account)> About Outlook. We will see either 64 bits or 32 bits listed at the top. Then we close Outlook.

2. Download MFCMAPI. There is a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version of MFCMAPI. We have to choose what goes with the version of MS Office and not with the version of Windows.

3. Extract the MFCMAPI.exe file from the ZIP archive, and then open the EXE file.

4. In MFCMAPI, access Session> Login.

5. Select the arrow from the Profile Name drop-down list to select the desired profile. There may be one called Outlook. Then press OK.

6. In the Display Name column, double-click the Outlook e-mail profile.

7. Select the arrow to the left of Racine in the viewer to expand it.

8. Expand IPM_SUBTREE. You can choose the Top of Information Store or Top of Outlook data file if IPM_SUBTREE is not found.

9. Right-click Inbox and select Open Associated Content Table.

10. Go to the Object section, right-click IPM. Configuration. Complete Auto, and then choose Export Message.

11. In the Save Message to File window, select the Format drop-down arrow to save the message, and then select the MSG (UNICODE) file.

12. Click OK. Save the MSG file in a safe place.

That's all. We can now exit MFCMAPI and use Outlook normally.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, and Outlook for Office 365.

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