Importing Outlook Express mail settings from an old hard drive.
Posted on 2010-11-30
I have a hard drive with a Windows installation that corrupted. There was no way to get it back up and running into Windows, but I am able to access the data on a new installation I have done on a new hard drive.
I need to get everything back up and running in outlook express. I have got the WAB and all the emails back in no problems, but there was never any backup of the old mail settings (iaf file).
The customer doesn't know any of there mail settings, or who host there domain to get the settings back. They said another person who used to keep these details has left.
I looked into it and some people have said about importing the settings from the old registry hive. I have opend regedit on the new install and loaded the SOFTWARE hive off the old drive, I have then exported the :
The Internet Account Manager registry key
|----------Internet Account Manager
Which is supposed to restore it, but it has done nothing.
Anyone got any ideas?