Easy Guide: How to Create A Windows 10 Mail Backup

This article covers some useful ways to set up a Windows 10 mail backup. If you need to create backups of your mails, continue reading to get easy guidelines to do it.


by Zoey Lasted Updated February 3, 2023

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Can I create a Windows 10 mail backup?

“How do I back up my emails on my computer? Hi guys. I have some old inboxes in my Mail app that are taking up a lot of space and I never use them. I'd like to back them up and then delete them. What is the best way to back up a specific inbox/email account so that I can still access my old emails when I need them?”

There are many users in forums on the web with needs like this user case: Windows 10 mail backup. If you happen to want to create a backup for your mail, then read on in this article below to get more useful information about backing up office emails.

Why need a Windows 10 mail backup?

As we all know, mail plays an important role in the work and life of users. People use mail to keep in touch, to communicate with each other about their work and life, to make appointments with friends, and so on. Every user sends and receives a lot of mails, but your mailbox will not make automatic backups of your emails. So your important information, and private messages are at risk.

For this, the best way to protect emails is to make automated file backup of them. This way, you can get your mails back more easily after they are accidentally deleted or your computer is attacked by viruses or malware.

How to set up a Windows 10 mail backup

Here we prepared 2 different ways to backup mail in Windows 10. You can choose to backup mail to PST or an easier way - backup with a professional backup tool.

Part 1. Export/Backup mail to PST

There is no way to backup mail in your mailbox. But don’t worry, here we will introduce how to export your mail for backup in detail. Please follow the easy steps as follow:

1. In the Microsoft 365 emails, click File > Open & Export and then choose Import/Export.

Import Or Export

2. Select the Export to a file option on this page, then click Next.

Export To A File

3. Next, choose Outlook Data File (.pst) and click on Next.

Outlook Data File

4. Choose the email foler that needs to be backed up and then select Next.

Select Email Folder

5. Tap on the Browser button to choose a destination for your emails and click Finish. Then your mails will be exported to your PC as PST files and finish the Windows 10 mail export.

Save Location

Part 2. Easiest way to backup mail in Windows 10

Then your mails are saved on your Windows 10 PC and you can backup Windows 10 mail now. Since your mails are stored as PST files, and many backup tools on the market do not support PST file backup, we prepared a professional backup tool that supports all types of files - CBackup. You can get it on all Windows systems including Windows 11/10/8/7/XP.

CBackup provides a powerful PC to cloud backup feature. Each new account will get 10GB of free cloud storage space and you can upgrade it to 1TB or 5TB according to your needs. Besides, it supports backup files including mail, document, photo, video, audio, etc. to public cloud drives such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.

Let’s view the highlights of CBackup:

Combine cloud storage: With the combined cloud storage feature, you can get more free cloud storage space by merging unlimited cloud drive accounts into one combined cloud.
Cloud to cloud sync: You can transfer files between different cloud drive accounts via CBacukp without logging into multiple cloud drive accounts. And it allows you to add different accounts of Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and FTP/SFTP to CBackup.
Unlimited version management: As incremental backup software, CBackup will backup any version of your file to protect your data.

Cbackup Main Page

Then let’s learn the steps to backup emails from PC to cloud via CBackup.

Add cloud drive to CBackup

1. Download and install the CBackup desktop app on your PC. Sign up for a new CBackup account, then launch the client to log into it.

Download CBackupWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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2. Click on the Storage tab. If you want to create a Windows mail backup to Google Drive, select Google Drive > Authorize Now. Please follow the step-by-step instructions to grant CBackup access to your Google Drive.

Select Google Drive

Create Windows email backup

1. Click on the Backup button and click Backup PC to Public Cloud.

Create Task

2. You can change Task Name for your backups, then add local mails on your PC as the backup source. Select the Google Drive account you just added to CBackup as the backup destination. After the above, click the Start Backup button to backup mail in Windows 10 without effort.

Start Backup

Written in the end

There detailed introduction here for you to create a Windows 10 mail backup. All you need to do is export your mails to PC and then set up a backup from PC to cloud via an easy tool like CBackup. In addition to backing up mails to Google Drive, you can backup mails to other cloud drives like OneDrive, Dropbox, and its own CBackup Cloud as well.

Zoey · Editor
Zoey works as an English editor of CBackup. She provides tech information about cloud backup, cloud sync and some other cloud services as well. She hopes that her articles will be greatly helpful for users. She is fond of music, film, and photography.

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