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    Backup Outlook (Outlook 2002)

    When my OS was Windows ME, I had no problems in downloading the Backup Outlook files, installing, and using them. Now that I am a new Windows XP user, I have all kinds of problems!
    I have the Backup Outlook file downloaded and saved on my computer. Windows XP does not allow me to install the file under my User Account. I can only install it as Administrator. I do not use Outlook as the Administrator. Installing the utility as Administrator places the Backup in Outlook only under the Administrator Account...not ALL the User Accounts.
    I tried to install it under my User Account and couldn't. I next logged in my User Account, opened the Backup Outlook file using "Open As..." and using the Administrator account. It STILL installs the Backup utility to Outlook in the Administrator Account and NOT to my User Account!
    I get so bogged down in this Account nonsense that I can't get my work done. Can anyone help me? I really want to keep my Outlook information backed up and that utility is the only way I know to do that.
    Thanks! <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
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    Re: Backup Outlook (Outlook 2002)

    I confess to being unfamiliar with the detail of Backup Outlook. In order to deal with the access issue, however, you need to log on as Administrator and give your User Account the same permissions that you have as Administrator. Right-click on the Start Menu shortcuts and choose Properties. You will find that there is a tab called Security. Choose Add and include your User Account. (Typing the name into the selection box usually brings it up quicker than wading through the dropdown box.) Make sure that you grant the same permissions as the Administrator Account.

    If you still have problems, locate the folders in Windows Explorer where Backup Outlook keeps its configuration data and share these with your User Account.

    HTH
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    Re: Backup Outlook (Outlook 2002)

    Where did you down load this program from?

    Is it designed to work with Windows XP?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Backup Outlook (Outlook 2002)

    I have this add-in and I vaguely think it came with Outlook 2002. Maybe it was in the custom set-up? (I used custom set-up to install everything I thought I'd ever want, and to skip over a few things I thought I definitely wouldn't.)

    Here's a thought:
    1. <LI>Copy the outbak.dll file from wherever it was installed to a convenient location, such as the Office XP general add-ins folder:
      <pre>c:Program FilesMicrosoftOffice10Addins</pre>

      <LI>Open the COM Add-ins dialog in Outlook and see if you can add the add-in manually:

      Tools > Options... > Other tab > Advanced Options... button > COM Add-ins... button

      Click the Add... button and navigate to the add-in wherever you copied it.
    Any luck?

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    Re: Backup Outlook (Outlook 2002)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 04-Jan-04 14:33. )</P>Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I can't seem to get it through my head that I can change my User Account to Administrator. Don't know why that is so hard for me to remember!
    Here is the location where I found the download; it is from Microsoft.
    http://office.microsoft.com/search/results...=EC010331121033
    Sorry, I don't know how to include a link in this forum.
    While I was looking up the location for the download, I just decided to get a fresh download. I did that and was able to install the new download successfully.
    Thanks again to all of you. If you haven't tried this, you may want to install it yourselves. Having lost my address book, calendar, etc. when a computer crashed, I became very diligent about backing up Outlook. <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22>
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