How can I backup my email messages on outlook express


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

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RoonaanConnect With a Mentor Commented:

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

Pete LongConnect With a Mentor Technical ConsultantCommented:
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
Tijani1150Author Commented:
Hi Roonan

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