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    Backing up .pst - "can't read from source file or disk"

    I routinely back up my .pst file by copying it to an external drive on my home network. This has worked fine for years. Today, when I tried to copy the .pst file, I received an error message saying "cannot read from the source file or disk". However, the backup copy that I had was deleted. So, now I have no backup at all. The file works fine in Outlook.

    Can anyone here provide some advice on how to address this error?

    Tks

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    Have you closed Outlook properly - check in Task Manager.
    Always keep more than one copy of a backup file. You can append the date and time post copy.

    cheers, Paul

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