It’s often a smart option to back up the data, particularly your contacts, on a routine basis. You can afford to get your machine repaired, but you can’t pay to get all of your missing contact information restored.
If you back up your contacts, you’ll have a backup of all your contacts and their details that you can load back into Outlook if anything happens to your computer.
To back up your contacts, follow these steps: 1. Select File > Open & Export > Import/Export.
2. Select Export to a register, then Next.
3. Select Outlook Data File (.pst) and then Next.
4. Choose Contacts and then Next.
5. Pick a place and name for your backup file before clicking End. 6. Use the encryption and password settings to ensure that no one has access to your files, and then click OK.