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Outlook express - redirection of local folders and address book

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Currently, I am using OE6 and would like to move the location of the local folders (inbox, deleted items, sent items...etc)
I want to move them to another partition for easier b/u.  I could change the location of the user profile but I do not want all that to move.  Just the Local folders and my docs (done that).
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Have you tried this , kabaam

Open OE
go to tools -->options --> maintainence --> store folder and change the path .
When you change the path allthe DBX files associated with your Local folders will be moved there

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Oh forgot about address book.
Open address book inside outlook express
goto file --> export and export as WAB file
Now you can move that WAB file to any location and import it back into OE

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ok Sunray, I searched for 30 minutes and couldn't find it.  I guess I need to look harder next time.
Now, to WAB.  If I follow the tip you gave, the alternate partition that holds the wab would need to be constantly updated (export to).  I would like OE to USE THAT WAB as the primary source for addressing.
I couldn't find a setting within OE.  I am going to look for a reg hack.
Thanks for the DBX pointer... I should have found that :-(    duh
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kabaam,
>  I searched for 30 minutes and couldn't find it.

Not sure what you meant here ?

going to that store folder inside OE --> tools --> options --> maintainence , you should be able to find the path where the DBX files are located... Can you not find those ?

For address book , open OE
click on Addresses to open the address book
then can you not find File --> export --> 3 options should be here ..

Some more info to watch

How to backup Outlook Express (OE) Email and transfer settings to another PC:
http://www.iopus.com/guides/oe-backup.htm

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

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>  I searched for 30 minutes and couldn't find it.
I meant that I should have been able to find that myself.  It was in plain site :-)
as for the wab.  I want to OE to look for it in another partition instead of in user profile.

reghack here worked:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB\WAB4\Wab File Name

I changed the key value to K:\wab.wab
then moved the old wab to that path and it worked.

Thanks for the help.  Since I found the second part myself... You get an F grade.

dang, can't give F... ok B then :-)  Thanks
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Great find .. Thanks for the B..  nothing to be concerned abt
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