where is email stored in XP?

Trying to find out where email is stored in XP?   That is the address book and separate emails.  The problem is that after reinstalling Windows XP (into a separate folder eg. C:\windows2) I can't find where the old emails are.  I thought they were under C:\Settings and Documents .. or something like that but can't find them.

Thanks in advance
Glenn.
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sunray_2003Commented:
Glenn,

If it is OE check here

C:\Documents and Settings\< usernmae> \Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{2E97D07A-1942-41B9-AC15-ACFB29EDA504}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

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sunray_2003Commented:
If you are having outlook check here

C:\Documents and Settings\< usernmae> \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst


Also That local settings folder is hidden so go to folder options and say show hidden files

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Glenn_NZAuthor Commented:
And where is the address book stored?
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sunray_2003Commented:
Also search for files *.dbx ( OE emails ) and *.pst (outlook emails ) going to search in windows xp

Before searching go to the advanced options of the search assistant and click search hidden files

For address book search for *.wab

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sunray_2003Commented:
For outlook all are in the *.pst file

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CrazyOneCommented:
C:\Documents and Settings\YourOldProfile\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book
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CrazyOneCommented:
For outlook C:\Documents and Settings\YourOldProfile\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\*.pab
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CrazyOneCommented:
You may need to take ownership

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418
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zephyrdudeCommented:
BTW, if you aren't all that happy with the location of the OE message store folder, open OE > click Tools > Options > Maintenance Tab > Store Folder Button > and you'll see the present location listed in the editable field.  I changed mine to C:\Donsmail but... I sure do miss all that long filename string M$ dreamed up... :)

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