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How to backup my emails ?

Discussion in 'Server Administration' started by Threader, May 2, 2007.

  1. Threader

    Threader New Member Webmaster

    Hello everybody! Someone can tell me how to backup my emails and contacts from Outlook Express ? I need to format my hard drive and i don`t want to lose them! Please help!
  2. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Hi Threader

    Welcome to the forum

    The fastest way to do this is by:

    1. Start Outlook Express.
    2. Click Tools, and then click Options.
    3. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
    4. The store folder will show you the location of where all your emails are stored.

    Example of email location:

    C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{3E790C58-DB09-4AC4-A741-AB9C2E7EDBBC}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    Copy the Outlook Express folder and save it to a usb stick and may be email a copy to yourself so you have two backups.

    When you have formatted your hard drive, you can copy the backup copy and paste it so it over writes the new Outlook Express Folder

    Hope this helps :)


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