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#1 Hawkeye4

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:41 AM

Going to nuke and burn a friend's computer, but she wants to ensure I backup all her folders, address book, settings and emails in Outlook Express.

I know how to click and drag emails to a folder on the desktop, but you haven't a clue as to how many she's really got in there. I couldn't believe it and hopefully someone has an easier way to backup all data, address book and settings then doing it the hard way. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:28 AM

I used this before- http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:-TtD99...;cd=1&gl=us

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:24 AM

Hey,

Emails
  • Start Outlook Express.
  • Click on "Tools" in the menu bar and then click on "Options" - This should bring up the "Option" pop-up window.
  • Click on the "Maintenance" tab as shown in the image below.
  • Now click on the "Store Folder" button.
  • This will pop up the "Store Location" window, which displays the directory on your system in which Outlook Express stores the email messages.
  • Highlight the directory path, right-click and then select the "Copy" option.
  • Now click on the "Start" button and then on "Run", which opens the small "Run" pop-up window.
  • Paste the directory path in the "Open" text field and click on the "OK" button.
  • The Windows Explorer window opens up displaying the contents of the "Stored Folder". Outlook Express stores email messages in file with the extension .dbx and there is one .dbx file corresponding to each folder that you have.
  • The next and the final step is to copy the files (DO NOT CUT) to another location. This creates a backup of all the email messages. Then back this up to CD/DVD/External Harddrive etc.
Address Book
  • Open Outlook Express
  • Go to the Tools Menu
  • Select Address Book
  • Once the address book has opened, go to File > Export > Address Book (WAB)
  • Under the "Save as type" selection, the exported address book file should read Addess Book Files (*.wab):
  • Choose the location where you would like to save your backup; type a name for the backed up address book, and click Save. Then back this up to CD/DVD/External Harddrive etc.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:04 PM

and there is one .dbx file corresponding to each folder that you have.


See, that's the thing, she's got over 40 folders. Arrrgggg!!!! And more on the Folders list to the left.

There's GOT to be a simpler way.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:17 PM

yea prob go to explore/outlook and burn all the files to cd

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:53 AM

and there is one .dbx file corresponding to each folder that you have.


See, that's the thing, she's got over 40 folders. Arrrgggg!!!! And more on the Folders list to the left.

There's GOT to be a simpler way.


From Step 9 all you got to do is 'Ctrl A' to select all files 'Ctrl C' to copy them all and then in the new location 'Ctrl V' to paste the files.
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