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Outlook Mail message extension

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noah472

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#1
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:
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#3
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?)
 
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noah472

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#4
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??
 
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noah472

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#6
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
 

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