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  • Re: Anyone know how to back up Outlook Express folders? ...
    • Pete (Login The-Universe)
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      Posted Mar 8, 2010 10:14 AM


      Yeah, that one's a batch...

      Did I say batch? I meant bitch...

      In fact it's such a pain, someone wrote a $40.00 software program for it:
      http://oebackup.clickhereformoreinfo.com/

      But the steps to do it manually are listed here:

      http://www.pchell.com/support/backupoe.shtml

      Note the .com name in the above link. If that isn't a tell, I don't know what is.

      Of course, you could just back up the data, .dbx files, but that was in my Windows 98 system. The trouble is the .dbx format is proprietary to Microsoft.

      To find the data files .dbx files in Outlook Express, click
      Tools > Options > Maintenance > Store Folder. Clicking the Store Folder button will open a box with the pathway to your data files.

      I know you could copy and save the folders to Outlook Express by finding the data files and the Outlook Express folder, but I'm not sure you could reinstall it, because of the registry. Maybe someone else can address that question.

      Some software that can read .dbx files:
      dbx Extract:http://www.oemailrecovery.com/dbx-extract.html
      ForKeeps:http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,60695-page,1-c,email/description.html

      I have not tried any of these product, they are just some things I came across sometime ago when I was considering the same thing.

      softpedia.com is also another excellent place to search for utility software.

      Pete

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