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By iokten ·
I replaced my hard disk after I run out of space. I till have the old one in running condition. How can I backup and restore my Outlook Express in the same manner to my new harddrive? I would like to keep everything in Outlook Express as is. Is this possible or do I have to type in everything again?
Any help will be appreciated.
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by dustyD In reply to Outlook Express

I am going to assume that you know how to install the old drive in addition to your new one. Navigate to the equivalent folder on your old drive:
C:\Documents and Settings\david.durst\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{40F9A740-67E2-4E0A-9584-4FDFD9779FD6}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Copy and paste the .dbx files found there to the same folder location on the new hard drive.

These are your emails, etc. Account settings may have to be re-entered.

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by G.Brown In reply to Outlook Express

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB)

http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx

Looks like it'll do exactly what you want - I found it the other day but haven't tried it yet.

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by ozi Eagle In reply to Outlook Express

Hi,
Install your old HD as a secondary drive, then open your new OE, go to FILES - IMPORT/EXPORT and browse to the location on the old disk (given in aprevious reply) for your messages, accounts and address book.

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by Etoile In reply to Outlook Express

Providing that you are running Windows XP then Answers 1 & 3 pretty well cover it.

the path for your old mail will be similar to:
C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERID\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{ -BUNCH OF CHARACTERS HERE -}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

and your address book will be found at:
C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERID\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book

Note: you may need to alter the FOLDER OPTIONS at the FILE menu in Windows Explorer to see the LOCAL SETTINGS folder which is hidden.

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