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Minor problem when using Access to back up Outlook
Subject:Minor problem when using Access to back up Outlook From:"Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 4 Apr 2008 11:20:12 -0400
I back up my Outlook folders as Excel spreadsheets. The easiest method
I've found is:
1. Open the folder as a table in Access.
2. Copy the Access table and paste as plain text into the spreadsheet.
3. Delete the table from the Access DB.
Outlook's native export-to-Excel function doesn't export all of the
information I need - this method does, and it's faster, too.
The only drawback to this method is that it creates two new Access MDB
files each time (one in C:\Program Files\Common
Files\System\MSMAPI\1033, and one in My Documents). No, it doesn't take
long to delete them... But still, isn't there a way to avoid creating
the two new MDB files, given that I don't perform any Save function in
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