Outlook Mail message extension

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by noah472, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. noah472

    noah472 Guest

    Morning all, afternoon some and evening few,

    Does anyone know what outlook saves e-mails as? I know that with Outlook express it uses .pbx files but what does outlook use? the reason i ask is i have had a major system crash and am running my old HD as a secondry to try and attempt a recovery of about three years of e-mails (plus the reason my machine has crashed is due to a hardware failure on my mobo and the recipt for it is on that H/D in outlook LOL)

    I would assume that mail is probably saved in a similar way......
    The messages havent been exprted and i am unable to do this as i cant access windows :(

    any ideas??

    :confused: :confused:
     
  2. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    If i remember correctly (which sometimes isn't always the case) i think they are .msg files.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    a single message uses a .eml extension as far as i know
    Outlook express uses .dbx extension for an inbox not .pbx
    (perhaps you're searching for the wrong thing?)
     
  4. noah472

    noah472 Guest

    Sorry about that my brain was on other things, yes .dbx is what outlook express uses but not (unfortunetly :rolleyes: ) what outlook uses. I have done a search for .eml and nothing much comes up, the .msg pulls up the initial welcome e-mail but none of the others, i have several thousand e-mails so would expect a lot to come up. Do you/anyone know whether outlook saves them in a similar way to outlook express so i can just back up the inbox, sub folders etc??
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Is there anything in the options/settings that at least gives you info on where the files are stored ?
     
  6. noah472

    noah472 Guest

    Hey, whatdyaknow, yup indeedy, it saves them just as a pst file in the settings! Nice one!! At work at the mo. but just tried it on a standalone and seems to work so will have a fiddle (not literally lol) when i get home!!

    I'll post back just to let you know!

    Thanks

    Noah472
     
  7. dav3st

    dav3st OSNN Addict

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    Outlook stores all the data in a database with the extension .pst