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outlook express emails location on the hard drive

Posted on 2003-12-06
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hello experts,

can i know where is outlook express emails location on the hard drive ??

if i wanan formate the hard drive, how can i copy my previous emails to a safe place before formatting ?

thx a lot.
kanary
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by:sunray_2003
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Check this

OLEXP: How to Back Up and Recover Outlook Express Data
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;270670

OLEXP: How to Back Up the Outlook Express Address Book and Mail Folders
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;188854

Stored folder in computer:
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Open Outlook express
go to tools --> options ---> Maintainence
Click on Store folder and you can see the path there

Generally it would be in

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

But if you had changed then it is better to see in that store folder path

Here "Local settings" is a hidden folder ..

Sunray
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by:war1
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Greetings, kanary!
   If you want copy OE express emails to a safe place, do a search for dbx files.  Copy all the files in that folder to a safe place.

Best wishes, war1
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