Back up or restore my Personal Filing Cabinet

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Back up or restore my Personal Filing Cabinet

The AOL Desktop Software creates a backup copy of your Personal Filing Cabinet (PFC), which includes the Saved on My PC folder, every four weeks. The backup process begins once the AOL Desktop Software is closed.

Note: The option to back up your PFC is not available on the AOL Desktop v10.1; however, you can import the PFC from an older version of the AOL Desktop Software into AOL Desktop v10.1.

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Back up your Personal Filing Cabinet

Note: You must not be signed in to the AOL Desktop Software when creating a backup of your PFC.

To back up your PFC on AOL Desktop 9.6, AOL 9.5, AOL 9.1, and all versions of AOL 9.0:

1. Click the Mail menu, and then click Mail Settings.

2. Click the Manage Saved Mail drop-down menu, and then click Backup.

3. Click Backup Now.

4. Click Save.

To back up your PFC on AOL 8.0, AOL 7.0, and AOL 6.0:

1. Click the File menu, and then click Filing Cabinet.

2. Click the Manage drop-down menu, and then click Backup.

3. Click Backup Now.

4. Click X in the upper-right corner to close open windows.

Note: To manually back up your PFC, go to our help article How do I manually create a backup copy of my Personal Filing Cabinet?

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Restore your Personal Filing Cabinet from a backup copy

To restore your PFC on AOL Desktop 9.6, AOL 9.5, AOL 9.1, and all versions of AOL 9.0:

1. Click the Mail menu, and then click Mail Settings.

2. Click the Manage Saved Mail drop-down menu, and then click Restore.

3. Click Yes.

4. If prompted, click Yes again.

5. Click Save.

To restore your PFC on AOL 8.0, AOL 7.0, and AOL 6.0:

1. Click the File menu, and then click Filing Cabinet.

2. Click the Manage drop-down menu, and then click Restore.

3. Click Yes.

4. If prompted, click Yes again.

5. Click X on the upper right to close open windows.

Note: To manually restore your PFC, go to our help article How do I restore the affected Username's Filing Cabinet from a backup copy?

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Import a backup copy of your Personal Filing Cabinet into AOL Desktop v10.1

To import a backup copy of your PFC into AOL Desktop v10.1:

1. Start AOL Desktop v10.1.

2. Click the Mail icon. If required, sign in with your AOL Username and password.

3. Click the Settings menu, and then click Import AOL Filing Cabinet.

4. Click Continue.

5. Click OK.

6. Click X on the upper right to close open windows.

Note: You can manage your email messages using the unified Inbox folder or the New/ Old mail folder. To learn more, go to our help article How do I switch to the unified Inbox style?

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Last updated: 04-18-2012
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