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Moving Outlook Express 5.01 Files and Settings to another Computer

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I'd like to save my OE 5.01 files and settings to use again after a clean install. Can anyone direct me to information regarding this issue. All I come up with is for OE 4.0 or 4.01. I'm quite sure 5.0 and 5.01 use a different method.

Thanks in advance.
Erik Hundrieser
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My answer comes from Microsoft knowledge base.  The exact link is:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q230/2/08.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0

This is the full text in it:

OLEXP: How to Back Up E-mail Messages in Outlook Express 5

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The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Outlook Express versions 5, 5.01 for Windows 98
Microsoft Outlook Express versions 5, 5.01 for Windows 95
Microsoft Outlook Express version 5.01 for Windows 98 Second Edition

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SUMMARY
This article describes how to back up and import e-mail messages in Outlook Express 5.



MORE INFORMATION
To make a backup copy of your e-mail message folder in Outlook Express, follow these steps:

Start Outlook Express.


On the Tools menu, click Options.


On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder, click to select the path, press CTRL+C to copy the path, click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.


Click Start, click Run, click in the Open box, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.


On the Edit menu, click Select All.


On the Edit menu, click Copy.


Paste the files into another folder.


To restore or import your e-mail message folder back into Outlook Express, follow these steps:
On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.


In the Select an e-mail program to import from box, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5, and then click Next.


Click Import mail from an OE5 store directory, and then click OK.


Click Browse, and then point to the folder that includes the files you want to import.


Click All folders, click Next, and then click Finish.



Additional query words: export

Keywords : outexw95 outexw98
Version : WINDOWS:5,5.01; Win98:5.01
Platform : WINDOWS Win98
Issue type : kbinfo
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fabianm, thanks for your input. Your solution worked.

I was performing a fresh install with lots of issues. All is well now. I just got around to completing this task, so sorry for the delay!

Erik
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