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How to back up Outlook Express items

Step 1: Copy message files to a backup folder
Step A: Locate the Store folder
1. Start Outlook Express.
2. Click Tools, and then click Options.
3. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
4. In the Store Location dialog box, copy the store location. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Put the mouse pointer at one end of the box under the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
b. Press and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer across the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
c. Press CTRL+C to copy the location.

5. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
Step B: Copy the contents of the Store folder
1. Click Start, click Run, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
2. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
3. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
Step C: Create a backup folder
1. Right-click any empty area on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
2. Type Mail Backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
Step D: Paste the contents of the Store folder into the backup folder
1. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
2. Right-click inside the Mail Backup folder window, and then click Paste.
Step 2: Export the Address Book to a .csv file
Important Make sure that you follow this step if you use multiple identities in Outlook Express.

Microsoft Outlook Express 5.x and Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 use a Windows Address Book (.wab) file to store Address Book data. The individual data for each identity is stored in a folder by user name within the .wab file that is used.

The only way to separate the Address Book data for different identities is to export the data to a .csv file while you are logged in as a specific identity. If the .wab file becomes dissociated from the user identities, the data can be exported only as one total. In this case, the data cannot be exported folder by folder.

There is another reason to export the .wab file to a .csv file. If the .wab file not exported to a .csv file, but the .wab file is shared with Microsoft Outlook, the addresses are stored in the personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook. When you export the file to a .csv file by using the File menu in Outlook Express, the correct contacts are exported. However, if the Address Book is shared with Outlook, you cannot use the File menu option to export from the Address Book. This option is unavailable.

To export the Address Book to a .csv file, follow these steps:
1. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Address Book.
2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Export.
3. Click Browse.
4. Select the Mail Backup folder that you created.
5. In the File Name box, type address book backup, and then click Save.
6. Click Next.
7. Click to select the check boxes for the fields that you want to export, and then click Finish.
8. Click OK, and then click Close.
Step 3: Export the mail account to a file
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the Mail tab, click the mail account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, select the Mail Backup folder, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.
Step 4: Export the newsgroup account to a file
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the News tab, click the news account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, select the Mail Backup folder, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.
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How to restore Outlook Express items
Note To restore items when you use multiple identities in Outlook Express, you may have to re-create the identities before you follow these steps. Repeat each step as needed for each identity.
Step 1: Import messages from the backup folder
1.
On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
2. In the Select an e-mail program to import from box, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5 or Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and then click Next.
3. Click Import mail from an OE5 store directory or Import mail from an OE6 store directory, and then click OK.
4. Click Browse, and then click the Mail Backup folder.
5. Click OK, and then click Next.
6. Click All folders, click Next, and then click Finish.
Step 2: Import the Address Book file
1.
On the File menu, click Import, and then click Other Address Book.
2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Import.
3. Click Browse.
4. Select the Mail Backup folder, click the address book backup.csv file, and then click Open.
5. Click Next, and then click Finish.
6. Click OK, and then click Close.
Step 3: Import the mail account file
1.
On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the Mail tab, click Import.
3. In the Look In box, select the Mail Backup folder.
4. Click the mail account that you want to import, and then click Open.
5. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to import.
6. Click Close.
Step 4: Import the newsgroup account file
1.
On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the News tab, click Import.
3. In the Look In box, select the Mail Backup folder.
4. Click the news account that you want to import, and then click Open.
5. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to import.
6. Click Close.
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how to take backup of outlook mail data


  1. Start Outlook Express.
  2. Click Tools, and then click Options.
  3. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
  4. In the Store Location dialog box, copy the store location. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Put the mouse pointer at one end of the box under the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
    2. Press and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer across the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box.
    3. Press CTRL+C to copy the location.
  5. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
Step B: Copy the contents of the Store folder
  1. Click Start, click Run, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
Step C: Create a backup folder
  1. Right-click any empty area on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
  2. Type Mail Backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
Step D: Paste the contents of the Store folder into the backup folder
  1. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
  2. Right-click inside the Mail Backup folder window, and then click Paste.

Apr 26, 2010 | Intel Motherboard

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Trasfering emails and contacts from Windows Mail to Outlook Express


Hello
you can do it in many ways but I think this is the simplest.
copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy msg
1. create a folder on your vista desktop(backupmail)
2. start vista mail
3. drag your messages that you want to the XP computer to the desktop backup mail folder you most drag emails you cannot drag and drop folders.
4. when you are done move the folder on a USB stick or something and move it to your desktop on your xp computer.

copy addressbook
1. go to file>export>windows contacts choose CSV
2. and save it to same backup folder on your desktop

copy your mail account.
1. go to tools>accounts>export
2. save the file in you backup folder on your desktop

then copy the backup folder on your desktop to a usb stick or something to transfer it to your xp computer


your xp computer.
import msg
1. paste the backup folder to your desktop
2. open outlook express and drag and drop the msg from the backup folder on your desktop

import contacts

1. click file import "other addressbook" and choose "text file" navigate to the desktop backup folder and you should find a file to import click OK.

import account settings

1.go to options> accounts
2. then mail tab and click import button
3. navigate to the backup folder on your desktop and choose the iaf file to import

then you are done

good luck hope I helped, get back to me if you need more help.




Sep 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I want to learn to download my email addresses and Favorites info to my flash drive before mailing computer to HP for repair


How to back up Outlook Express items loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Step 1: Copy message files to a backup folder loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');Step A: Locate the Store folder 1. Start Outlook Express. 2. Click Tools, and then click Options. 3. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder. 4. In the Store Location dialog box, copy the store location. To do this, follow these steps: a. Put the mouse pointer at one end of the box under the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box. b. Press and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer across the Your personal message store is located in the following folder box. c. Press CTRL+C to copy the location. 5. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box. Step B: Copy the contents of the Store folder 1. Click Start, click Run, press CTRL+V, and then click OK. 2. On the Edit menu, click Select All. 3. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.Step C: Create a backup folder 1. Right-click any empty area on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder. 2. Type Mail Backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
















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