outlook express

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JeBuS

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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
 

Lonman

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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.
 
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xarux

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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.
 

Lonman

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

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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.
 

MdSalih

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Nice 1!

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

MdSalih
 
T

Troy

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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.
 
C

cam

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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.
 
T

Troy

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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.
 

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