Solved

Outlook Express 5 storage

Posted on 2000-02-15
2
232 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Where does Outlook Express 5.0 store its messages and attachments?  In previous versions it was easy to file the files where the messages were stored.  OE 5.0 hides them which makes back up and recover hard or impossible.
0
Comment
Question by:blackr99
2 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Neo_mvps earned 100 total points
ID: 2525756
The extension of the files are .dbx and the directory names now vary because of the introduction of identities.  Advise searching your hard drive.  (Note: You might want to configure Windows Explorer to show all files when doing this because the OS has a tendancy not to show files in hidden folders.)

You can also locate the exact location by opening OE5 and do the following.
 - Tools > Options > Maintenance
 - Click on Store Folder button.
 - Place cursor in text box and use left/right arrow keys to see entire path.

Hope this helps...
0
 

Author Comment

by:blackr99
ID: 2527055
The Store Folder button shows the path just as you said. I was looking under the Outlook Express folder but in this case the files are stored under Internet Explorer\Outlook Express\...

Thanks,
       Richard
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Learn more about how the humble email signature can be used as more than just an electronic business card. When used correctly, a signature can easily be tailored for different purposes by different departments within an organization.
This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now