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Full path to .Dbx files for Outlook Express

What is the best way to determine if Outlook Express is the default Email client and if so get the Fully qualified path to the .Dbx files for Outlook Express. On my machine is is "E:\Documents and Settings\dseaman\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{E3FE25C3-210E-45A6-B609-8ECF67EA2CA1}\Microsoft\Outlook Express" but I want to get it programatically.

And what if the default was Outlook. Is the method similar?
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Determine if Outlook Express is the default Email client .... Please refer to the following link.......

To change the default storage location of both the Mail and the News
1.. Start Outlook Express.
2.. On the Tools menu, click Options.
3.. Click the Maintenance tab, and then click Store Folder.
4.. Click Change, and then click the location where you want to store the
Mail and the News folders.
5.. Click OK four times.
6.. On the File menu, click Exit.
7.. Restart Outlook Express.

Re-register Outlook Express as your default mail program and see if that
fixes it. It should:
Go to Start | Run and type the following:
(Check the path to msimn.exe to make sure that is correct)

danaseamanAuthor Commented:
Sorry. That doesn't answer the q
danaseamanAuthor Commented:
Sorry. That doesn't answer the question. All I need is the current path to the database (*.dbx) files of Outlook Express and it must be done programtically so it will work on any computer.
Naveen SwamyYash Infinite Solutions Private LimitedCommented:

'***** to open the default email client********
Option Explicit
Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" _
    Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, _
    ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, _
    ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
    ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long


Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim ret As Long
    ret = ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, "Open", "mailto:AzraSound@aol.com", 0&, 0&, SW_SHOWNORMAL)
End Sub

this link might give the right direction to start up
danaseamanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for link. The registry search engine by Ark http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=3175 finds the item HKEY_CURRENT_USER "Store Root" under SubKey "Identities" but REG_EXPAND_SZ format is not supported. Easy enough to add this though.  
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