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By julie ·
Can anyone tell me where emails are actually stored on windows 98 and windows xp. I have been trying to find them in explorer to save them to disc or pass them to other computers but I have no idea where to start looking.

We have just set up a small network and are trying to solve the problem of the incoming emails being on the wrong computer.

Can anyone help?

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by rashmigopinath In reply to Saving emails

If you are using Netscape Communicator and if you have configured the mails to be saved in the Local Folder (instead of the Mail Server),
then the mails can be found on your local PC in the following location:
Program Files\Netscape\Users\default\Mail

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by Ann777 In reply to Saving emails

Since you indicated Office, I'm going to assume that you are using Outlook 2000.

In WinXP... they will be under the user profile:
c:\Documents and Settings\userlogin\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

In Win98... they will be in c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Outlook\

Both of the above are if you have accepted the default locations in Outlook 2000. If you are using Outlook Express, they may be in different locations or not.

When you copy the files to cd -- their attribute will be thereafter set to read-only. You will need to copy them back to hdd and right click on the files to remove (uncheck) the read-only attribute before you can use them on another computer.

If incoming e-mails are on the wrong computer, you need to look at e-mail settings (profiles) and software settings.

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by TheChas In reply to Saving emails

And, if you are using Outlook Express,
Just search the drive for *.dbx files.

All of your OE mails are stored in compressed database files.
There will be 1 file for each folder.

In XP, the default location is:
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express

In W98, it depends on the version of IE you are running.
For IE 5.5 and 6, the location is:
C:\windows\application data\microsoft\Outlook Express\{a string for each user}\
(this is from memory, so just use it as a guide)

Chas

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by Choppit In reply to Saving emails

If Outlook is not connected to an Exchange server you'll find the mailboxes in personal folders (*.pst). Searching for *.pst should reveal all local mailboxes. Any *.pst files which are 32KB in size can be considered unused/empty.

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