How can I backup my email messages on outlook express

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-08

my outlook express is failing to open because of some 3rd party software that messed up the whole of the operating system including the possibility to restore the registery,

I am not bothered about anything else except the emails I have in the outlook express inbox can any on direct me to where they would be stored on the c: drive so I can take a copy and format this pc please

Question by:Tijani1150
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    by:Pete Long
    Backing up Outlook

    Outlook Express

    OLEXP: How to Back Up and Recover Outlook Express Data;EN-US;270670

    OLEXP: How to Backup and Restore Outlook Express Blocked Senders List and Other Mail Rules;en-us;276511

    How to backup Outlook Express (OE) Email and transfer settings to another PC:


    Where is my Outlook data stored
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    Outlook Express stores the emails in .dbx files:

    You have to look for them in your Document and Settings folder.

    In my case the files are
    C:\Documents and Settings\MyAccount\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{bignumber}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Postvak IN.dbx


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    Hi Roonan

    the OS is win 98 :( sorry I forgot to mention that
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