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Outlook Backup Add-In 1.5.1

Rating:        Based on 12 ratings
Reviewed:  12 reviews
Downloads: 10252
Released: Jul 5, 2015
Updated: Jul 12, 2015 by ThomasHoffmann
Dev status: Stable Help Icon


application, 251K, uploaded Jul 12, 2015 - 10252 downloads

Release Notes

Changelog for new version 1.5.1:
  • ignore encryption during copying to targets which doesn't support encryption (unsupported and hidden feature "IgnoreEncryption")
  • Added progress bar for file copy and total progress bar
  • Added parameter for number of seconds for countdown to cancel backup (unsupported and hidden feature "CountdownSeconds")
  • Changed compilation and setup to "any-cpu" for easier installation
  • Migrated to .Net Framework 4.0 to skip VSTO installation for office 2010 SP 1 and office 2013
  • Environment variables can be used for path, prefix, suffix
  • Settings are now stored in registry
  • gzip-compression (unsupported and hidden feature "UseCompression")
  • Fixed French translation
  • Save size of backup program window and restore size at next startup
  • Added parameter to hide certain store types (StoreTypeBlacklist)
  • Configurable via group policy

Update on 12.07.2015:
- Bugfix: open settings window for first time won't show error messages any more.
- Bugfix: pst which contains alternative data streams don't cause error message
- Improved error reporting when post backup cmd fails

This version can be configured via policy file. Policy template (admx) can be downloaded via source code page.

Reviews for this release

excellent - this is missing from outlook - Microsoft should buy it and include it.
by davidcarden57 on Jan 13, 2016 at 3:45 PM
What a fantastic Add-In!!!! If only i had known about this before O365 messed up 1/3 of my client contacts with a sync error. Thank you.
by GregGeisen on Jan 9, 2016 at 5:27 PM
Works great for me with Outlook 2016....and would be even better if all the profile settings would get saved as well. Many thanks!
by douver on Jan 5, 2016 at 4:54 AM
Really thankful that you have created this add-in. This is indispensable in every outlook installation!
by aurorabreeze on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:09 PM
Works great! I was beginning to miss Outbak a lot when I stumbled on this and was surprised to see that someone had taken the time to code this. I do have a question though, I can't seem to cancel an ongoing backup or just not make the actual backup. Outbak used to prompt if you wanted to do the backup when you closed Oulook. It's really the only downside to this add-in. EDIT: Nevermind, I found what I was loooking for in the group policies! This extension is great!
by sebtoast on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:25 PM
Hi! You can cancel a backup before it starts. The countdown can currently be configured via registry: HKCU\Software\CodePlex\BackupAddIn\Settings. Next version 1.6 will have a GUI for that.
Reply by ThomasHoffmann (N/A) on Jan 25, 2016 at 6:20 AM
Great job. It's easy to set up and it works fine. Perfect the progress bar. [Win7 32/64 - Outlook 2010] Thank you Thomas
by marinella on Sep 30, 2015 at 3:40 PM
Great Job. Simple and Flawless tool. Raviraj Lanjekar +919820376599
by lanjekarraj on Aug 27, 2015 at 4:34 AM
Thanks for creating this software. The progress bar helps so much. I'm hoping the Countdown timer becomes an option in the GUI. I found the settings can be configured here after configuring the backup (HKCU\Software\CodePlex\BackupAddIn\Settings).
by jasonerose on Jun 23, 2015 at 8:33 PM
Hello, the countdown timer can be configured within the GUI in the next version.
Reply by ThomasHoffmann (N/A) on Jan 25, 2016 at 6:19 AM
This was working fine until I upgraded to the brand new Outlook 2016 via my 365 subscription. I have used the same settings as before. But every time I exit and it tries to create a backup, but shows the following: Waiting for OUTLOOK... Found outlook with PID 9272 Error waiting for OUTLOOK Is there something I am missing? Is there an updated version coming out soon? Thanks!
by Linzijie88 on Dec 29, 2015 at 5:29 PM
Excellent! It works impecably. Setting it up is simple as it was before. Progress bar adds up in awareness of what is going on. Great Job! As far as I'm concerned status of version 1.5 can be raised from beta to stable. (Windows 7, Outlook 2013)
by MadDogSh on May 29, 2015 at 8:49 AM
I have a problem ?? log file Please help VSTO 4.0 4096 error Outlook 2013 Backup Add-In 1.5 --------------------------- I delete reg key in Windows 8.1 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Codeplex.BackupAddIn\Warmup This key Warmup delete No more errors Thanks Vulliw
by vulliw on May 26, 2015 at 2:26 PM
Hi! Does the error show up after installing the plugin? Could you try to delete the following registry key? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Codeplex.BackupAddIn\Warmup If this doesnt work, please install Dutch translation is possible if you provide the needed translations.
Reply by ThomasHoffmann (N/A) on May 25, 2015 at 9:47 AM
"A configuration window is added to outlook to set the backup interval and destination directory." Where, please? Outlook doesn't seem to know anything about this add-in after I install it.
by vkbenson on Sep 12, 2015 at 10:17 PM
The menu bar above the ribbon bar has a new menu entry "BACKUP" on the right. If it doesnt show up, please check the loaded plugins (File -> options -> add-ins) Btw: the rating section is not suitable for issues. Please post any problems at the "issue" section.
Reply by ThomasHoffmann (N/A) on Sep 13, 2015 at 4:54 PM