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outlook express backup

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by sabledog, Dec 27, 2001.

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  1. sabledog

    sabledog Guest Thread Starter

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    im getting a new pc... is there anyway to save my outlook express 6. setting... accounts, message rules... to floppy or cd...
    thanks in advance
    sd
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    I don't know about that but when you are ready & need help... you know where to come....... don't you?
     
  3. rugrat

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    I am not sure about the accounts or settings, you will probably need to reinstall those.
    The address book is fairly simple
    Open IE go to file, export, address book then choose "Text File Comma Seperated Values" Then follow the instructions. This will create a file with a .csv extension. Name whatever you want and save it. To reinstall you address book on the new machine do the same thing except import.

    SeeYa
     
  4. sabledog

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    i know how to save addresses... but didnt know how or if i could save the account setting and rules... i have several account and rules.... just looking to save some time... thanks
    sd
     
  5. AirPolgas

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    This is how you go about this:

    Address Book

    Search your old computer for the file called filename.WAB (typically ADDRESS.WAB)
    Copy this file.

    Internet Settings

    Open Outlook Express
    Tools > Accounts > Mail
    Highlight the account you want
    Click Export and then save it to a known location

    You may also use this step if you want to save (export) your newsgroups setting.

    Messages

    Search your computer for inbox.dbx Make a note of the location of this file. Mine looks something like this on a Windows 2000 Machine:

    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{9D4CBA77-009F-4B70-B248-36908BE6037F}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    If you activated the multiple users in Outlook, you should have one Hex folder for each user. You have to copy the whole folder and all the files in it.

    Onto the new machine...

    Address Book

    Search your old computer for the file called filename.WAB and replace it with the one that you backed-up from the old machine.

    Internet Settings

    Open Outlook Express, but click cancel if it asks you to make an account.
    Click Tools > Accounts > Mail > Import...
    Look for the file you exported from above

    Same step with Newsgroups

    Messages

    Close Outlook Express

    Search your computer for inbox.dbx Make a note of the location of this file.
    Replace the contents of the folder with the ones you backed-up.
    Re-open Outlook Express and your messages should be there!
     
  6. sabledog

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    that will save me lots of time....
    sd
     
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