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.

  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    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!

    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

    Birmingham, UK
    Nice 1!

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

  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

    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