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Best way to recover Outlook Express email, contacts, accounts from a non-booting PC?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by diablo75, Sep 30, 2010.

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  1. diablo75

    diablo75 Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2006
    This is just a hypothetical question.

    Let's say you have a computer that was just hosed by a virus. It may or may not boot entirely but the bottom line is that you are unable to open Outlook Express the way you normally would.

    Is there a manual way to get a copy of the contacts and accounts out of it without having to run the program and tell it to export a copy? I've read tutorials about extracting the email (from that hidden Application Data director or whatever).

    On the side, this person is also wanting to import all of this stuff into a fresh copy of Mozilla Thunderbird, in Linux.
  2. throoper

    throoper Trusted Advisor

    Jan 20, 2007
    If you can get the Message Store folder and WAB file and have another machine with OE, it shouldn't be a problem.
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