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HELP! Backing up Outlook Express

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#1 deefavcuz


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Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:09 AM

Hi All,

Newbie here. I need to backup my E-mails ans address book on Outlook Express. Can anyone give me a step by step procedure or direct me to a site that can help me. I would like to save a copy to a disk...is that possible or do you think it would be too much data to fit onto a normal disk????

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:40 AM


#3 windowsxp550


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Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:25 AM

Those links will show you...but just to put it simply:

You want to backup your 'Identities' folder in whatever username you are trying to back up the email.

For example if your username was Pete you would navigate to the folder:

C:/Documents and Settings/Pete/Local Settings/Application Data/Identities

You will have to Show hidden files and folders to do this (While you are in Windows Explorer click on Tools, then Folder Options then click on the View tab and you should see the option to "Show HIdden Files and Folders" Select that then apply).

The Identities folder has the email in it....so backing up the entire folder will work fine....but just so you know, The Outlook Express folder is located in the Identities Folder...Click into the Identities folder and you should see a folder with a Long Key Name , Click into that and you should see a Microsoft folder, then click into that and you should see Outlook Express.
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