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Restoring Outlook Express 7 mail accounts

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by jldjs, May 9, 2008.

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  1. jldjs

    jldjs Thread Starter

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    I would like to restore my mail accounts from saved data on my old HDD. I did restore my message folders but don't know how (or if) I can restore the 4 mail accounts I had setup in OE7. Any suggestions?
     
  2. vicks

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    I think that when you have OE open, select file, export addresses. I made a folder in my documents that I exported it to then put in on a thumb drive and moved it to a new puter.
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    When you say OE7, do you mean Windows Mail or did you misspeak and mean OE6?
     
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    I mean OE 7. (Part of IE7).
    I have not installed Windows live mail yet, Oh, I do run XP pro. Are you using xp or vista?
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  5. jldjs

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    OE 7 under XP Pro. I cannot export because my HDD crashed and I am working on a new PC but managed to copy all of the data from the old HDD onto the new computer in a special folder, Old HD. I was hoping the account info was accessible in the folder as were the message folders. But, I don't know how to find them and copy them.
     
  6. TheOutcaste

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    IE7 does not include Outlook Express, or any other email program. The last version of OE is version 6 and installing IE7 doesn't change that.
    Microsoft has replaced OE with Windows Mail, or Windows Live mail.

    The account info for OE is stored in the registry at this key:
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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Account Manager\Accounts
    and if it was not previously exported to an *.iaf file can't be imported.
    You could mount the old registry then find the above key; The server names are in plain text, but the passwords are encrypted, and can't be copied over.

    Seems to me it would be much simpler to just re-create the accounts. If you don't recall the server names, the website of the mail provider should have that info readily available.

    HTH

    Jerry
     
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