Test: MOBackup – back up Outlook content

Do you want to move to a new PC with Outlook? With MOBackup you take all your mail accounts, settings and more with you. That’s how it’s done.

Microsoft Outlook can be configured extensively. Many create umpteen mail accounts with individual signatures, rules, quick steps and contacts. If you reinstall Outlook or move to a new PC, you will be confronted with the question: How can all the individual settings be transferred to a new Outlook installation? The answer is simple: use MOBackup.

After starting the tool and starting the manual backup, a wizard guides you through all the steps: Here you select data files, mail accounts, signatures, quick parts, delivery settings, templates, dictionaries, short names, toolbars, navigation bars and Outlook options. Word and Excel settings, browser bookmarks and your own files can also be included in the backup.

Depending on the scope, the backup can take some time. MOBackup spent a good hour on our test PC, backing up and checking eight mail accounts and local PST files with over 50 GBytes. Restoring is just as easy as with the backup. It works flawlessly on a second computer – and we can then start immediately in the familiar Outlook environment.


Smarttools Outlook Backup provides very similar services, but is more than twice as expensive.


MOBackup works reliably and comparatively quickly. The Outlook backup saves users a lot of time and trouble in the event of a PC crash or move.

Manufacturer: Heiko Schröder software development

+ Pro

– Cons

Wizard-based selection of the Outlook content to be backed up

Backup of an active Outlook only with Backup File Unlocker (9 euros)

Automated backup via Windows task planner

No time specification of the backup duration

Comprehensive report of the backup with many details

Technical specifications


Windows 8.1 and 10, Outlook 2003 to 2019 and Microsoft 365


17 euros for private users


MOBackup is a must-have software for every Outlook user. A defective Outlook can be restored quickly, and the smooth move to a new installation with the usual settings is worth its weight in gold.

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