Outlook 2007 - Make a Backup Copy of your Rules

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Outlook 2007 - Make a Backup Copy of your Rules
Rules are conditional actions that you can create to help with organizing your email and keeping you notified of certain messages or events. You can spend quite a bit of time creating these rules, so it is wise to create a backup of your work. With a backup, reloading your system or moving to a new computer will be less labor intensive and your Outlook will be up and running in a much shorter amount of time.

  1. Open Outlook and go to your Inbox.
  2. From the menu, click Tools and select Rules and Alerts.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Click the Export Rules button.
  5. Browse to the desired location for saving the file. Rename the file to an appropriate name.
  6. Click the Save button.

The exported file will have an .rwz extension.

To Import your backup into Outlook:

  1. Open Outlook and go to your Inbox.
  2. From the menu, click Tools and select Rules and Alerts.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Click the Import button.
  5. Browse to the location of the backup copy of your Rules.
  6. Select the .rwz file.
  7. Click OK.
LAST UPDATED 6/3/2008