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By shorty06 ·
I am upgrading to XP and need to reformat my HD. How do I save my e-mail and address book from Outlook Express.

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by dmiles In reply to Saving e-mail in Outlook ...

Do a backup of the current emails or save them to tape drive or floppy,you could also try moving to another drive,if this is an option

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Saving e-mail in Outlook ...

in OE, Tools/Options/Maintenance/Store Folder. note the path. backup/copy that folder. move it to the new machine. point to it same way in new machine.
hope this helps.

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by TheChas In reply to Saving e-mail in Outlook ...

1. From inside OE, export your address book.

2. Search your hard drive for *.dbx files
There should be 1 dbx file for each folder for each users, and 1 additional master file.

Copy the files.

When you install XP, use the import tool in OE to import your mails back in.

Chas

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by shorty06 In reply to Saving e-mail in Outlook ...

This was the suggestion I needed. Had saved dbx files but didn't know the import tool would work on them. Thanks to TheChas.

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