re format help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kev59, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    i want to reformat is there any way i can keep my emails etc
     
  2. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    Save them on a disc?
     
  3. kitct

    kitct Guest

    1) Create a folder in My Documents or wherever you like and give it a name (e.g.: Outlook Express)
    2) Open Outlook Express and log in to your identity (if not "Main Identity")
    3) Go to Tools > Options > Maintenance > Store Folder and point it to the folder you've just created
    4) Restart OE

    When making a backup, include your self-made folder

    1) Put your e-mail folder somewhere on your disk and make sure the files are not read-protected
    2) Open OE & cancel on the prompt to configure an e-mail account
    After re-installing Windows:
    3) Go to Tools > Options > Maintenance > Store Folder and point it to your e-mail folder; click OK when prompted if you want to use it (or import) and restart OE

    Note: this does not include your e-mail accounts (you should configure them again) and your address book (should be exported seperately to a .wab file).

    You can copy everything to a cd or wherever :)
     
  4. versionfiv

    versionfiv OSNN Addict

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    That sounds about right
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you have partitions you can just move the store folder to another partition.