Outlook PST File Recovery Archive

To secure data on a hard drive, you can encrypt the drive. Full disk encryption (FDE) is one of the most common encryption methods. In this article, we will expose its 6 pros and cons.

Full disk encryption (FDE) is a drive encryption way at hardware level. Most users are familiar with encryption software but unfamiliar with FDE. FDE is widely-used on laptops in that they’re at risk of theft. If your laptop drive doesn’t use FDE, thief can easily remove the drive and read it even he doesn’t have your laptop password. But, if your laptop drive is configured with FDE, the above case is impossible. In a nutshell, full disk encryption contributes to data protection a lot. But, it also has some drawbacks. Now, in the followings, we will talk about the 6 pros and cons of full disk encryption.

6 Advantages & Disadvantages of Full Disk Encryption (FDE)


1. Enhance Data Security

Without any doubts, one of the most critical merits is strengthened data security. Full disk encryption uses strong encryption algorithms to encrypt drives on your PCs, thereby protecting all data stored in the drives. With FDE, even though the drive is removed from the current computer and put into other devices, the drive data is still inaccessible if without a correct key.

2. Auto Encrypt Data

Besides, unlike file or folder-level encryption, full disk encryption (FDE) encrypts the data as soon as it’s stored to the hard drive. In other words, this encryption process is completed automatically. Hence, it’s much more convenient than file or folder encryption, which demands you to manually select which file or folder to be encrypted.

3. Avoid Encryption Errors

On basis of the above point – fully automatic encryption, another virtue of FDE is that it can avoid encryption errors. As we all know, to some extent, user mistakes are inevitable. Hence, if you encrypt drive data manually, perhaps you may make some mistakes. But this can be evaded in case of FDE.


1. Not Protect Data in Transit

Yet, full disk encryption still has its own drawbacks. The first one is that it cannot protect the data in transit. To be specific, if you are sharing data between devices or sent data through emails, then the data in transmit is not being protected. Hackers can steal it with ease.

2. Slow down Computer

Moreover, in case of full disk encryption, the entire drive is encrypted. Under this circumstance, every time when you try to read the drive data, the authentication key is demanded to decrypt drive data. Apparently, this process will slow down your computer.

3. Complicate Data Recovery

Like other kinds of encryption, a shortcoming of full disk encryption is that it complicates disk data recovery. Just think about this. If encrypted data was able to be recovered with ease, there would be no sense for encryption. So, it is definitely difficult for data recovery, such as single file recovery like PST recovery.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including mdf fix and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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2 Quick Methods to Back up All Tasks in Your Outlook

Posted February 13, 2018 By AuthorZT

If you would like to back up all tasks in your Outlook, you can read this article. Here we will show you 2 quick methods. You can choose either to your liking.

At times, you may want to back up a specific type of items in your Outlook, such as backing up all Tasks. For instance, if you want to transfer all tasks to another computer, you may want to back up them to a separate Outlook data file and then move the file to the target computer. Now, in the followings, we will share 2 quick approaches to achieve it.

Method 1: “Export” All Tasks in a Task Folder & Its Subfolders

  1. For a start, go to “File” menu.
  2. Then, shift to “Open” tab and select “Import”.
  3. Next, in “Import and Export Wizard”, choose “Export to a file” and hit “Next”.Export to a file
  4. In the subsequent “Export a file” screen, select “Outlook Data File (.pst)” and click “Next”.Export to Outlook Data File (.pst)
  5. Later, in “Export Outlook Data File” screen, pitch on a task folder and check “Include Subfolders” option and click “Next”.Select Task Folder
  6. Finally, specify “Save exported file as” and click “Finish” button.Finish Export

Method 2: Back up All Tasks in All Task Folders via Outlook VBA

  1. At the very outset, go to Outlook VBA editor via “Alt + F11”.
  2. Then, copy and paste the following VBA code into a module.
Dim objBackupFile As Outlook.Folder
Dim objBackupFolder As Outlook.Folder

Sub BackupAllTasks()
    Dim objStores As Outlook.Stores
    Dim n As Long
    Dim objStore As Outlook.Store
    Dim objOutlookFile As Outlook.Folder
    'Create a new PST file for backup
    strNewOutlookFile = "E:\Backups\Tasks" & " (" & Format(Now, "YYYYMMDDHHMMSS") & ").pst"
    Outlook.Application.Session.AddStoreEx strNewOutlookFile, olStoreUnicode
    Set objBackupFile = Session.Folders.GetLast()
    'Create a Task folder
    Set objBackupFolder = objBackupFile.Folders.Add("Tasks", olFolderTasks)
    'Process all PST Files in your Outlook
    Set objStores = Application.Session.Stores
    For n = 1 To (objStores.Count - 1)
        Set objStore = objStores(n)
        Set objOutlookFile = objStore.GetRootFolder
        Call ProcessFolders(objOutlookFile.Folders)
    MsgBox "Complete!"
End Sub

Sub ProcessFolders(ByVal objFolders As Outlook.Folders)
    Dim objFolder As Outlook.Folder
    Dim i As Long
    Dim objCopiedTask As Outlook.TaskItem
    For Each objFolder In objFolders
        If objFolder.DefaultItemType = olTaskItem Then
           'Copy all Tasks to Backup file
           For i = objFolder.Items.Count To 1 Step -1
               Set objCopiedTask = objFolder.Items(i).Copy
               objCopiedTask.Move objBackupFolder
        End If
        'Process subfolders recursively
        If objFolder.Folders.Count > 0 Then
           Call ProcessFolders(objFolder.Folders)
        End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Back up All Tasks

  1. After that, click into the first subroutine and tap “F5” key button.
  2. When macro finishes with a “Complete” prompt, you can go to “Tasks” pane.
  3. A new Task folder is over there, which contains all backed up Tasks.Backed Up Tasks

Get Rid of Frustrating PST Troubles

It isn’t rare to encounter miscellaneous problems in your Outlook. Thus, you have to make some precautions to avoid catastrophic Outlook data loss. First of all, you ought to make regular data backups. Besides, you need to get hold of a robust and reliable external PST fix utility, such as DataNumen Outlook Repair. It’ll help you a lot in the event of both backup restoration and Scanpst failures.

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Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql corruption and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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To exclude an item from configured “AutoArchive” in Outlook, you can enable “Do not AutoArchive this item” option for this item. Now, if you want to batch enable this option for multiple items, you can use the 2 ways introduced in this article.

To let Outlook automatically clean up old items, you can configure “AutoArchive” feature in your Outlook. However, at times, you may want to prevent some items from being auto-archived. In this case, you can enable “Do not AutoArchive this item” option for these items. To enable it for one item, you can select the item and press “Alt + Enter”. Then, in the popup dialog box, you can check the “Do not AutoArchive this item” option, as shown in the following figure. But, this means is a bit tedious if there are multiple items to be excluded in “AutoArchive”. Hence, here we’ll share 2 more effective ways, which can let you accomplish it in bulk.

 "Do not AutoArchive this item" Option

Method 1: Group Emails by “Do Not AutoArchive” Field

  1. First of all, open a mail folder.
  2. Then, switch to “View” tab and click “View Settings” button.
  3. In the popup dialog box, click “Group By” button.Group By
  4. Next, in “Group By” dialog, uncheck the “Automatically group according to arrangement” option.
  5. After that, select “All Mail Fields” from the drop down list of “Select available fields from” at bottom.
  6. Then, choose “Do Not AutoArchive” option from the list of “Group items by”.Group Items by "Do Not AutoArchive" Field
  7. Later, click several “OK” to save the view changes.
  8. After returning to mail list, you can see that all the emails have been divided into two groups – “Yes” and “(none)”.
  9. Now, from “(none)” group, select the emails to be excluded in “AutoArchive”.
  10. Finally, drag and drop them to the “Yes” group, which will batch enable the “Do no AutoArchive this item” feature on them.Drag and Drop Selected Emails to "Yes" Group

Method 2: Batch Enable for Multiple Emails via Outlook VBA

  1. To start with, access VBA editor via “Alt + F11”.
  2. Then, put the code below into a module.
Sub NotAutoArchiveMultipleEmails()
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim i As Long
    Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim lMailCount As Long
    'Get selected items
    Set objSelection = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    If Not (objSelection Is Nothing) Then
       lMailCount = 0
       For i = objSelection.Count To 1 Step -1
           If objSelection(i).Class = olMail Then
              Set objMail = objSelection(i)
              'Enable "Do not AutoArchive this item" feature
              If objMail.NoAging = False Then
                 objMail.NoAging = True
                 lMailCount = lMailCount + 1
              End If
          End If
      MsgBox lMailCount & " emails have been set to Not Auto Archive!", vbInformation + vbOKOnly
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Batch Enable "Do not AutoArchive this item" Option for Multiple Emails

  1. Afterwards, exit the VBA editor.
  2. Subsequently, add this macro to Quick Access Toolbar according to “Optional Step” in “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
  3. Lastly, try this macro.
  • First off, select multiple emails.
  • Then, click the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.Run Macro on Selected Emails
  • At once, the selected emails have been set not to be auto-archived.Batch Enabled "Do not AutoArchive this item" Option

What to Do in Case of Outlook Corruption

Have you ever been subject to Outlook damage before? If you have, how did you deal with it? For most users, the first resort must be the inbox repair tool. Yet, if it fails, users will get panic and don’t know what they can do then. In honesty, inbox fix tool is unable to fix seriously damaged PST. What you can recur to is a more powerful external tool, such as DataNumen Outlook Repair.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including recover mdf and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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