outlook express

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by JeBuS, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. JeBuS

    JeBuS Guest

    Hello whenever i do a reinstall of xp I lose all my outlook information(address and messages). Does outlook save these things anywhere or are they just lost. I really would like to have everything back as some of it was pretty important.

    thankz
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Sorry to say it, but what is lost is lost. In the future you can go to this location:

    X:\Documents and Settings\(User Name)\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{4EE96ED2-7E97-47D9-9851-E3D38D882E37}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    X being the drive letter of your XP installation and (User Name) being your user name.

    Copy the entire folder "Outlook Express" to a safe location, preferrably another partition or drive, before you do a reinstall and then when you're back up and running you can open Outlook Express, Go to File> Import> Messages... and choose "Microsoft Outlook Express 6 (or earlier versions if applicable) and it will allow you to restore all your messages from the directory you saved (the outlook express folder you saved).

    That's what i do when i'm "planning" a clean install. I know that doesn't help with what you've already lost, but i hope it may help you next time.
     
  3. JeBuS

    JeBuS Guest

    thankz for the qick reply. At least now i know.
     
  4. xarux

    xarux Guest

    and also there is another way...

    From Options>Maintenance there is a button called "store folder" and when you click that you can chnage the folder to anyone you like. So you choose a folder on other partition and never lose your mails again.
     
  5. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Now that's slick xarux. I just changed mine to another partition. thx.
     
  6. xarux

    xarux Guest

    you welcome dudes

    you know what? I didn't want to post that tip because I thougt it was an old and known one. But now I see it still works and people need it. Stay cool.
     
  7. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    Nice 1!

    heh never spotted that "Store Folder" b4! Nice work... always learn a new things every day :)

    MdSalih
     
  8. Troy

    Troy Guest

    That Power Desk is the coolest. Thanx for the tip

    I don't know if this is public knowledge or not, but I use the file and settings transfer wizard to save all my settings and data to another partition.
     
  9. cam

    cam Guest

    i have no idea why anyone uses outlook, and ive got a couple good reasons why:

    1) a good portion of viruses are written for outlook users.
    2) its bloated ms-ware
    3) there are better clients available.

    i personally use a program called pegasus mail. have been for a long time, i find it to be a nice, light alternative to outlook. only takes up about 4mb of ram from what i can see. check it out if you dont like outlook.
     
  10. Troy

    Troy Guest

    you are right, MS office in general is a high target for virus attacks. I have had to disinfect several clients machines and reinstall most of their ofice apps. I did use it but after my McAfee VS caught several virus attacks on it, I got rid of it.
     
  11. cam

    cam Guest

    http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011219/tc/tech_virus_dc_1.html
    an interesting news article to share regarding my previous post in this thread.


    The Reeezak worm enters a computer as an e-mail message in Microsoft Outlook with a subject line ``Happy New Year'' and an attachment -- ``Christmas.exe'' -- which a recipient may think is a Christmas card.

    see what im sayin? :D