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How to Recover Office 2007 Calendar

by Contributing Writer
  • Overview

    Recovering a calendar from Microsoft Outlook is an important task to learn---it can save you many hours of time from having to retrieve all of the information from another source. The "Calendar" function of Outlook provides an organized and easy-to-use alternative to traditional paper record-keeping. While recovering a calendar after it has been lost may sound like a difficult task, it is actually quite simple with the proper instructions.
 
  • Step 1

    Copy your calendar to a backup folder on your computer by starting Outlook, selecting the "Tools" menu and clicking "Options." Locate the "Maintenance" tab and click the "Store Folder" option. Press and hold down the left mouse button under the tab marked "Your personal folders store is located in the following folder" box. Press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys simultaneously to copy the exact file location.
  • Step 2

    Transfer the contents of the folder by clicking the "Start" button and the "Run" option (click on "Start Search" for Windows Vista). Continue by pressing the "Ctrl" and "V" keys simultaneously, and then press the "OK" button. On the "Edit" menu, select "Copy" from the options and exit out of the screen. Right-click on an empty space on your desktop, click the "New" option and select "Folder." This will give you a blank folder on your computer. Name the file "Calendar backup" and click "Paste" to transfer the file information.
  • Step 3

    Click on the "File" menu, click the "Import" option and select "Other Address Book" from the menu if you somehow lose your personal folders in the Outlook program. Select "Text File" from the option menu and select "Import." Select the "Browse" option and select the "Calendar Backup" file that was just created. Open the folder and click the "Finish" button. You will now have access to your recovered files in Microsoft Outlook.
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  • Note: If you have not properly backed up your calendar and the information in it, it is impossible to recover the calendar with your personal information intact. The program will reset to factory settings (i.e., completely blank).
  • Note: If you have not properly backed up your calendar and the information in it, it is impossible to recover the calendar with your personal information intact. The program will reset to factory settings (i.e., completely blank).

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