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How to move Netscape 7.1 email to an external hard drive

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by lgbest, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. lgbest

    lgbest Thread Starter

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    I have a small internal hard drive (4 gb) on my laptop with 160mb of RAM. I want to move thousands of email messages (in Netscape 7.1 on my C drive) to a larger external hard drive (E:\) attached through by BUS port. I also want to be able to run on E drive and recover my messages exactly as I have sent or received them. I can't find anything about exporting email from one hard drive to another and keeping them intact with no gibberish such as code included.

    Thanks for your help.undefined
     
  2. hewee

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    lgbest,

    Welcome to TSG :)

    NETSCAPE & MOZILLA SOLUTIONS
    http://home.att.net/~cherokee67/index6.html

    NETSCAPE, MOZILLA, FIREFOX, AND THUNDERBIRD BOOKMARKS
    http://home.att.net/~mojol/index2.html

    Can I archive email messages onto an external drive?
    http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19990623-5.html

    Is this external drive always there showing up and working like your internal drive?

    Performing a "Clean" Install for Netscape 7.xx or Mozilla 1.xx
    http://home.att.net/~cherokee67/ns67cleaninstall.html
    This will tell you where all the files are at so you could back up your user folder.

    You could try a clean install on the external drive and move your backup user folder over like it says and see how it works. I would keep the folders you have now where they are till you know everything is working for you ok.

    You say you have a 4 GB drive now and that is very small. Having it run on the external drive may also be very slow.

    Maybe someone that knows more about laptops and external drives can help us out here.
     
  3. lgbest

    lgbest Thread Starter

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    Hi Hewee - thanks for your help. I'll try to work it out although i' reklatively computer illeterate. To answer your question my external hard drive is an Iomega HDD 20 gigabyte unit that is a portble unit. I keep it attached through my USB port so it's always there.

    Regards,

    lgbest
     
  4. hewee

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    Ok it should be find then or I think it should be. Never worked with a hard drive set up that way but your using it so you know more then I do about it.

    Guess it would be best to move the user folder over to the external hard because you do need the room on your 4 GB drive.
     
  5. lgbest

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    Hi Hewee - Maybe I'm not making myself clear. I don't want to use my E drive to routinely send and receive emails or browse the internet. What I what to do is to archive emails to my E drive in a format that if I need to pull one up for review it will open on E drive. If I do need to forward it or reply after it is on E drive (no longer on my C drive) then I need a way to make that possible. I guess this could mean that I need to have a version of NetScape on my E drive but the issue still is how to move those files over.

    Regards,

    lgbest
     
  6. hewee

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    OK you could do as it says here.

    Can I archive email messages onto an external drive?
    http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19990623-5.html

    Or you can make a new profile that points to the E: drive if you want to use netscape to view the email.

    You could also do what it says here. Archiving and Accessing Netscape/Mozilla Mail on CD http://home.att.net/~cherokee67/archivemailcd.html but it will be your E: drive and not the CD.
    I think this will be best because it will not make another user profile but only another email account so it will take up less space and you have use of it the way you want and even forward it or reply if need be.
     
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