Outlook Express Messages Storage

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cruiser78, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    Where does Outlook Express store the emails it downloads from a POP3 server? I want to back up my messages before redoing my computer.
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{2936F8A7-1834-4145-B848-56A4CDD5F324}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    That long number might be different for others i'm not sure
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You can also open OE/file/export/messages & back them up for importing later.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Forget that ya Doofus. :rolleyes:

    It only exports to other microsoft programs. Good one Bill.
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I was going to mention it, but it seemed rude :)
     
  6. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

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    why not use a free back up program. I got one from www.softpedia.com just type and search on the left side for "Outlook Express Freebie Backup" its free and it even backs up the address book too.
     
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  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have to give that one a go fantasi. :)
     
  8. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

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    hehe yea its good, i mean there are tons of outlook software out there but they are mostly shareware and only last like 2 weeks or the functions are not full. I tried using one of these programs and i checked the "backup inbox" box and it said, "some features might be disabled for the shareware version" but it still did a check. Im like emmm dont think ill take the risk thanks. But yea that one worked like a glove after my format no hasles what soever.

    http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=40558 this is the thread that i put and there is also a manual way to backit up.