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Where does OE6 export messages to?

By gonewest ·
I selected File/Export/Messages and chose all folders and then OE6 got busy doing the export which took several seconds. I later discovered this is not the way I should export. It is better to copy the identities folder to a folder of my choice. What I am curious about is where OE6 exported the messages to so I can delete the folder OE6 exported to.

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by cwunder3 In reply to Where does OE6 export mes ...

Do a search for *.dbx This should show you where any outlook express files are.

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by gonewest In reply to

Poster rated this answer: This search revealed nothing. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.

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by ctrservices In reply to Where does OE6 export mes ...

The default is c:\ProgramFiles\Outlook Express.

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by ctrservices In reply to

Sorry, wrong reply.

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Identities\(string of data)\Microsoft\Outlook Express

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by gonewest In reply to

Poster rated this answer: This folder seems to be empty though it wasn't empty the other day when I was playing around with how to back up and got the export problem in the first place.

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by TheChas In reply to Where does OE6 export mes ...

Do you have Microsoft Outlook (Office) installed on your PC?

When you use the export option in OE, it only can export messages to an Outlook .pst file, or an Exchange server.

Assuming that Outlook is installed, open Outlook, and you should find where all the messages went to.

Chas

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Where does OE6 export mes ...

Chas is correct if you have Outlook/Office installed on your computer then when you performed the export it would have gone straight to there.

If you are connected to a Domain with Exchange running then it will most likely have been exported there but I would be looking in Outlook first. The advantage of doing this is that the file alterations are performed by the software so that the Outlook Express can be viewed in Outlook which they normally could not be if you just transfered the files there.

Col

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