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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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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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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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And where is the address book stored?
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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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For outlook all are in the *.pst file

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C:\Documents and Settings\YourOldProfile\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book
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For outlook C:\Documents and Settings\YourOldProfile\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\*.pab
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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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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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