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Outlook Express help needed please


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#1 geranium

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:58 PM

I am still a firm follower of Outlook Express and over time have taken a backup of my emails using a routine I originally had from Microsoft. I have tried to attach a copy here but  cannot see how to.  I now have 12 folders containing the backups in dbx files.

 

I recently had a crash and started to Restore the emails.

 

However, all 12 would not go up separately and when I went to Restore the second folder it overwrote the emails I had restored with the first one.

 

Can anyone help please?

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:19 AM

In my question above I said that I could not see how to attach a copy of the Microsoft routine I was asking about so I am detailing it below.

 

Backing up data in Outlook Express, please follow the steps
below after opening Outlook Express.


Backing up all emails:
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1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
3. Select the folder location, and then press CTRL+C to copy the
location.
4. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
5. Click Start, and then click Run.
6. In the Open box, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
7. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
8. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
9. Right-click any empty space on your desktop, click New, and then
click Folder.
10. Type "mail backup" for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
11. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
12. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
13. Close the Mail Backup window.

 
Restoring the backed up emails:
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1. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
2. Open Outlook Express.
3. On the Tools menu, click Options.
4. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
5. Select the folder location, and then press CTRL+C to copy the
location.
6. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
7. Click Start, and then click Run.
8. In the Open box, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
9. Press CRTL+A and select the displayed .dbx files.
10. Click delete and minimize the window.
11. Select all the contents of the Mail Backup folder by pressing
CTRL+A(hold the control key first and then press A). Click Edit and
click Copy.
12. Open the minimized window. Click Edit and click paste.
13. Open Outlook Express.

 

 

My question was that all 12 folders of emails would not go up separately and when I went to Restore the second folder it overwrote the emails I had restored with the first one.

 

Thanks for help

geranium






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