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How to backup Outlook Express?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kuku56us, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. kuku56us

    kuku56us Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    I have to reinstall the OS and looking for the way to backup Outlook Express

    Any ideas?
     
  2. MysticEyes

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    If you mean save your addresses and mail look under File-> Export.
     
  3. KHolloman

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    Here is one way
    http://www.outlook-express-backup.com/

    Another way is to right click "inbox" go to properties. It will show you the path of the inbox.

    Go to start> run
    Copy this path in the run box and remove inbox.dbx from the end. This shows you all the folders.

    Copy these.

    Reinstall the operating system, do the same path, remove the folders from OE and replace them with the copied folders...you do not need to really copy anything other than the folders you have emails in..the others such as trash, drafts etc..it will put them folders in there automatically.
     
  4. kuku56us

    kuku56us Thread Starter

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    Wow! Thaks a lot it is realy helped!!!
     
  5. Old Rich

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    And yet another way to backup your OE and all other files and settings is to use the XP Files and Settings Transfer wizard ( in system tools ) to save to an image which can be writen to cd or other removable media.

    This is a good guide to using the FAST wizard

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_fstw.asp

    wrs
     
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