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Backup Add-In doesnot work with Windows10 and Outlook2016

Feb 28, 2016 at 3:43 PM
please can you help.
I have Windows10 an Outlook2016.
The installation form the backup tool is complett, but it doesn’t work.
I can’t see the destination folder in the frontend:

I have insert the folder into the registrie, but after the tool is started again the
Key: Items is missing in the registrie!

When I start the Exe from the cmd promt with /backupnow I get the message:
Please wait … for a long time and nothing is happend!

Thanks for your help
Best regards
Feb 28, 2016 at 5:02 PM
is there a ribbon bar called "Backup" when you start outlook?
The new ribbon bar should be right next to "View" at the top border.

If the ribbon is not shown, please check file --> options --> Add-Ins whether the plugin "BackupAddIn" was loaded successfully.
If it doesnt load, please try to install

Kind regards,
Mar 1, 2016 at 4:44 PM
Hi Thomas,

thanks for your answer.
I see the ribbon bar called "Backup", so I think the Installation is fine.
But I have no entry for Settings/Outlook Files.
So I have a look to the registry and add the String "source path" to the key: Items.
But when I start Outlook again, the string ist empty.

The installation from the VSTOR is allso susseccful done, but nothing has Change.

Do you have other ideas?

Thanks for your help.
Best regards Dieter
Mar 1, 2016 at 10:34 PM
this means that the plugin was installed correctly.
The backup addin will usually only backup pst files. ost-files are only cache files and usually dont need to be backed up.
IMAP and exchange accounts only cache the emails locally but are stored on server side.
Please check whether your accounts use POP or IMAP/Exchange.

Kind regards,
Mar 14, 2016 at 7:50 PM
Thanks for your help.
It works fine
Best regards