Outlook 2003 - Saving Recieved Emails & Accounts?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Alex_is_Axel, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Goodevening Everyone,

    I am wanting to reformat my computer tonight and i was just wondering if someone could tell me how i could save my already recieved emails and my email accounts so that i could put them back into Outlook 2003 once i have reformated. I hope that made sense :rolleyes:

    Thank you for your help and time

    Alex :cool:
     
  2. Aces&Eights

    Aces&Eights OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Just go into file -> Import and Export. Choose Export to a file then choose Personal Folder (.pst) the select folder(s) then choose where you want the file saved to then click finish.

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers
     
  3. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    thanx for the reply Aces&Eights.. Can i export 'Personal Folders' and select the box that says "also sub-folders".. will that save all the folders inside the 'Personal Folders' Section? (when treed on outlook, all my folders are under expanded 'Personal Folders')

    What about my E-mail accounts that i have used on Outlook 2003?

    Thank you for your help and time :)

    Alex :cool:
     
  4. Aces&Eights

    Aces&Eights OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Yep when you select all subfolders every folder underneath will be backup up to the *.pst file that gets created.

    Now with email accounts I am now sure I will check it out. I have never done it this way so I do not know. Maybe some else already has the answer, but when I get one I will post it for you.

    Cheers
     
  5. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    The *.pst file only is the emails you have recieved not that account settings. For that there is a registry key you need to save but it does not save the passwords to all your email accounts... dammit i cant remember what that key is...
     
  6. sinnoc00

    sinnoc00 Mad as a Lorry

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    I'm pretty sure that registry key is here :

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Windows Messaging Subsystem

    You'll see a Profiles key which will list your default profile. Just export the whole key (and all the subkeys), and then import it to your newly built machine.

    Personally I'd just create a new profile in Outlook and put in all the account details again, then import the .pst, but each to their own !!