Backing up Out look

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I want to back up inbox and contact of out look. Do anyone know how to back up. My Windows 98SE got too many bugs. So I want to format hard drive and re install everything. But I don't want to loose emails in the inbox and contact address.
 

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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;196492

I swore it was listed in that article...but I don't see it.

To back up your email accounts so you don't have to recreate them:

Tools-Accounts, select the account and hit Export. This create IAF (internet account file) files, which you can copy to the new PC.

You can load the PST right away and Outlook may ask you to import it, but I prefer to get Outlook up and running, then close it and then find the new outlook.pst file and replace it with my old one. On relaunch of Outlook, it'll be JUST like before.
 
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Is there anything like an IAF in Office 2002 (XP)?

I am moving computers and would like to easily tranfer my email accounts without re-typing them all in (I have several).

Thanks in Advance...
 

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I believe so, yes.

Just go to Tools-Email something something....where you set up your accounts. When you see the list of accounts, is there a button to Export?
 
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You just need to do and export.......Store that file somewhere like maybe write it to CD.....Then do your system work.....then just Import it back......It actually works well.......While in Outlook just click File...then select export....export your PST file and make sure it has all folders..like Calendar...inbox...outbox....contacts....

Then do what you have to and when ready just go and import it back.
 

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Basically, you don't even need to export.

Just shut down Outlook "for the last time".
Copy any PST files to your new PC...

That's all an export is doing....creating a "copy".

The reason they have the export is if you ONLY want to export contacts, or emails, or just some part of your Outlook folders. If you copy all the PSTs, you'll take with you your archives and any additional PSTs you may have created.

You DO have to export rules, internet account files, and settings, but I think all that's in the article I posted.
 

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:)

(I always forget that it's easier myself and tell people all the steps to exporting...doh! And I'm the one who's constantly messing around with different PSTs.)
 
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Outlook XP does not have an export function for the internet accounts (not that I can see anyway, am I blind or something?)...

I have exported all of my contacts, messages, sent items, etc...but I would like to export my email accounts easily...I have 10 in there and to be quite honest don't remember all of the passwords as some were given to me and cannot be changed.

any help would be appreciated...thanks in advance
 
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The easiest way to backup or transfer ALL outlook 2002 data including e-mails in your inbox is to goto the following directory and copy the two files below to a CD/DVD-R.
(You WILL need to have 'Show hidden files and folders' enabled in Tools - Folder Options - View, then click the 'Apply To All folders' button.

Goto the following directory and copy: Outlook.pst & extend.dat

C:\Documents and Settings\DNA-Project\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

{DNA-Project will be whatever you login as on your PC}

Then on a fresh computer fire up outlook, it will start the account set-up, cancel it and then close outlook (this creates the required folder for the files) Now just copy the files into the outlook folder that you extracted them from before.

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here's where the account settings are in registry

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office
 
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