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Outlook Express Backup

By vestal1 ·
Somewhere I was given a way to completely backup Outlook Express and restore it. I have the backup, and it worked great. But, now I can't find the procedure to do it again. It completely backed up all of Outlook Express. Does anyone remember the artical or how to do this task?

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by WanabeDrSean In reply to Outlook Express Backup

under file on menu bar there is a import and export function this is how it is done you can import from a backup

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by vestal1 In reply to Outlook Express Backup

I FOUND THE ARTICLE THAT I USED!

IT IS AS FOLLOWS:

"Back up or move Outlook Express to another computer

Most end users don't pay much attention to backing up their messages or addresses until it's too late. For instance, say the system crashes, and then they're left with an empty Inbox and Address Book. Or perhaps you're installing a new system or they're getting a different computer and need to move their Outlook Express folders, messages, and addresses. Whatever the scenario, the trick isn't backing up or moving Outlook Express data?it's knowing where to find the data.

Here's how to locate the Outlook Express data store: Open Outlook Express and go to Tools | Options. Click the Maintenance tab and select the Store Folder button. The Store Location dialog box appears, showing the current location for the message store and enabling you to specify a different folder. If your goal is to back up your data store, periodically back up the contents of the specified folder. Restore the files to the same folder if your system crashes and then restore your data.

When moving a user's Outlook Express data to another computer, log on to the target computer and open Outlook Express, which will create the data store on thatcomputer. Use the method described above to locate the store folder on the target computer. Then, close Outlook Express and copy the contents of the store folder from the source computer to the store folder on the target computer.

You'll probably also want to back up or move your addresses. You can find the addresses in the Windows Address Book, which contains the user's username and a WAB file extension. Search the computer for the WAB file and back it up or replace the copy on the target computer with the one on the source computer."

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by Sagacious In reply to Outlook Express Backup

Hi!

That will depends on your backup files. First of all, what extension are they in?

Did you use another program to backup the previous one or did it through the OE application?

There are a few ways to it. If you are using the OE 4 or 5, you may need another program to back it up or restore it back. One way is to restore in Outlook and import it into OE.

The other is to use the import and export function in OE straight away.

You need to provide more info if possible and how did you do it the other time as that will be the way back.

Regards,

Sagacious

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by edcrain In reply to Outlook Express Backup

In windows explorer - windows-application data-identities keep drilling down to outlook express for all your folders(inbox etc.
For the address book -windows - application data - microsoft - address book.
cheers,Ed.

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by Lee_Dailey In reply to Outlook Express Backup

howdy vestal1,

there is a very good article here ...
http://www.tomsterdam.com/insideoe5/backup/index.htm
... on backing up oe.

hope that helps,
lee

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by rnks In reply to Outlook Express Backup

This is for backing up your Address Book (the same could be used to back up your messages - just export messages instead of Adress Book). - Hope it helps!!

Back up your Address book in Outlook Express to a floppy disk! In Outlook Express click on the "File" menu, go down to "Export", and click on "Address Book". A window will pop up that says "Address Book Export Tool" at the top. In the white box in the middle, select the option that says "Text File(Comma Separated Values)" and click on the Export button. Then it will say "Save exported file as". Under that type: A:\addressbook.csv Then click the "Next" button. It will then ask you to check off what information you want to save. The only important information is the person's name,phone number and e-mail address. Then click "Next" again. It will save your address book to your floppy disk. It will not remove your current address book, but it's a nice way to back it up if you have to format, or to transfer your old address to your new computer. To implement the address book on a new computer or fresh install of Outlook Express, do the following. Click on "File", go down to "Import", click on "Other Address Book". Again, select "Text File(Comma Separated Values)"and then "Import". It will again ask you to select a file, just select the one that you have saved to your floppy: A:\addressbook.csv That will restore your saved address book!

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