backing up Outlook exspress mail

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sux, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. Sux

    Sux Guest

    If I have a heap of sent and recieved mail in Outlook and i want to keep it all to put back in a reinstall of XP or Take the mail from an ME install and put it in XP how do I do it?
    Where is it all stored?
  2. King Ratt

    King Ratt Guest

    Do a search for .dbx files. That is the file type for Outlook Express e-mail stores.
  3. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    have a look at the program e-backup. It works geat for me
  4. Jahya

    Jahya Guest

    If you have a separate drive/partition, change the store directory to a folder on the other drive/partition. Then backing up won't be an issue, all you'll have to do is change the directory to where you saved everything after each Windows install and it will automatically put everything back. I'm not at home atm, but if I recall correctly, it is Tools->Options->Maintenance->Store Directory.

    You can also use the export option under File->Export (you can also back up your address book) and then obiously you would use import to bring them back after install.
  5. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

    Petal, Mississippi
  6. Sux

    Sux Guest

    Thanks guys for the useful options