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#1 jdietz

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:39 AM

HP Pavillion died (motherboard) moved hard drive to another Pavillion for my friend and she wants her old emails moved to the new system. What type of file does O.E. use to store emails? Where does the file live?


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 10:07 AM

Try C/documents&settings/User's Name/local settings/application data/identities
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:13 PM

OOPS! I should have put in that the old Hard Drive has ME on it and the new one has XP.


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:45 PM

Different versions of Windows use different formats for email. Below is some slightly useful info and hopefully someone else will be able to guide you.


Storage location of email data

If you have not been backing up Outlook Express periodically, you may find that the program does not permit an easy 'rescue' of data, for example from a hard drive that is accessible but can no longer be used to boot up from. For those willing to tinker with files themselves in order to rescue their Inbox and Sent Items, a helpful first start is to know that Outlook Express will store its email files in a location such as the following: "C:\Documents & Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{SDOCE8ABD-5896-3E3D5}\Microsoft\Outlook Express" where 'Administrator' is your logon ID and the value in curly-brackets {} is an arbitrary string. You should be able to find corresponding folders on both your new hard drive and the old one. However, simply copying files from old to new may not be ideal.

It may help to first run your new version of Outlook Express, create some uniquely-named folders within Outlook Express, e.g. 'Rescued Inbox' (be sure to click on the new folder to actually force the program to create the file 'Rescued Inbox.dbx'). Then quit Outlook Express, find your old inbox on the old hard drive and rename it 'Rescued Inbox.dbx', and finally copy it over to replace the newly formed 'Rescued Inbox.dbx' on your new hard drive. This prevents your loss of any new emails, and also ensures that your knew program 'knows' about the rescued emails you are copying over.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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