If you dig around your application files and areas like that in your profile you should find something that will have all of the files. I believe that Outlook Express files are either *.dbx, *.mbx or *.ibx Try searching for those and hopefully you will find the right files. They will be named for each folder that you have in Outlook Express like Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items and so on.
Copy these to another folder and and then you have a backup of them. Copy them back to restore the files and the emails within.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS