outlook express

I asked a question this morning about redirecting email to a network drive and was given an answer. MY only problem, is that when I browse a pick a new directory to save my email, I am not able to click ok. The ok box is grayed out. Any ideas?
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Sue, Let's do it this way.

(1) Firstly, go to the Network Neighborhood icon on the desktop.
Click into it. Expand your network drive. Highlight the drive icon. Drag down the menu bar of [File]- select the [Map Network drive..].  Set the mapped network drive as [K:] as followings: -

     At the Network Drive prompt window, it will ask you
     Drive :  [K:       ]
     Path  :  \\Network computer name\network drive name
     [x] Reconnect at logon

     Click OK.

     Then go to the My computer icon on the desktop. View by detail. You can find a new drive called [K:]

      Next, use windows explorer to go to the network drive [K:], make new folders (or you have your own designation).
      E.g. here created folder for K:\ drive  - " K:\Data\mymail\Outlook Express "

     Then use windows explorer to go to the path : C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express
      Under the Outlook Express folder, you can find "Mail" and "News" folders.
      Place the mouse cursor on the "Outlook Express" folder on the left pane. Right click the context menu and select "COPY".

      Go to the folder "Outlook Express" of  "K:\Data\mymail\Outlook Express". Then right click the context menu and select "PASTE".

      All your current email folders will be made a complete back up copies from the old path "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express" to the new network path of "K:\Data\mymail\Outlook Express".

(2) Next, go to the Start-run, type "regedit" without the quotation and click [OK] to open the registry editor.
     At the left pane of window of the registry editor, go to the folder
My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{60217AC0-22DD-11D3-9DDF-080017036F89}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0
    Place the cursor on the folder [5.0], at the right pane of the windows you will find name of [Store Root].
    It looks like this: -

    Name              Data
    Store Root       "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express"

    We then place the cursor on the Store Root, right click the context menu and select the "modify".
    You can delete the whole sentence of [C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express] in the box of DATA.
    Then enter the sentence of [K:\Data\mymail\Outlook Express  ] in the box of DATA. OK.

    It will look like this after changes.
    Name              Data
    Store Root       "K:\Data\mymail\Outlook Express"

    Next, at the menu bar of registry editor, view, select the Refresh.

    Changes are then made effective after refresh.

(3) Now, in OE5, Tools, Options, Maintenance, Store Folder, you can find it has been changed to the path
     "K:\Data\mymail\Outlook Express".

      Go online, your email will divert to your network drive and saved in path "K:\Data\mymail\Outlook Express".

Let me know if you have any queries.

Do you have adminstrative access rights to this network drive
Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
Sue, forgot to place a thankyou comment here on Feb07,2000.

Thanks indeed to hear it worked!  pslh
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