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retrive email & email addresses

By bigkenny ·
Hi I have a windows ME PC that wont go past the win ME splash screen can anyone tell me which folders or files I need to back up so I do not loose the email correspondence & addresses in outlook express I will
be hooking the machine to another via a USB IDE adaptor any help would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks Bigkenny

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by TheChas In reply to retrive email & email add ...

I am on a XP box at the moment, so this is from memory.

I believe that Windows Me stores your mail files the same way that W98 does.
If so, your mail files should be at:
C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express\{a random string}\

I may be off on the location of the string in the path.

There will be 1 .dbx file for each OE folder along with 1 additional .dbx file.

In order to recover all of your messages, you will need to copy all of the .dbx files.

Your address book should be at:

C:\Windows\Address Book

It will have the extension .wab normally proceeded by your default user name on the PC.


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