Back up your Business Contact Manager data

You should back up your database frequently to prevent loss of your business data. Also, before uninstalling Business Contact Manager for Outlook, you should back up your files. You can restore your business data if you later re-install Business Contact Manager for Outlook. If your database is damaged, you can also restore a backup file with little loss of data if you have backed up the file recently.


  • Only the person who created the database can back up its files.

  • You must be working in the database that you want to back up. If you want to back up a database that is not the database you are working in, you must first switch to or select that database. For more information, see Create or select a new Business Contact Manager database.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click the Business Contact Manager tab, and then click Back Up and Restore.

  3. Click Back Up.

  4. In the Database Back Up dialog box, click Browse to select the location to save your database.


    • By default, in Windows XP, the backup copy of the database is saved to: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\My Business\Backups. In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the backup copy of the database is saved to: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Business\Backups.

    • You can save the backup file to any valid storage device or removable media, such as another computer, a USB memory stick, CD, Zip drive, or company network.

  5. If you want to use a password to protect the backup file, in the Password and Verify password boxes, type a password.

  6. Click OK.

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