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How to backup windows email

It is important to back up your important files and documents. This keeps your important components safety in case you accidentally delete something or a computer virus will erase everything. Part of it is to back up your emails and stores them on an external hard drive. It's a simple process to save you a lot of frustration and give peace of mind nothing catastrophic happens to everything on your computer

1. Open Outlook Express by double-clicking the program on your desktop or click Start and select Programs.


2. Click Tools, then Options.


3. Click on "Store Folder" of "Maintenance" link.


4. Copy the location using the right mouse button on the mouse and press the "Ctrl" and "C", while the "Store Folder" box. This is a shortcut to copy data.


5. Click Cancel to close the dialog box. Also note the second dialogue box.


6. Click the Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen and then click Run.


7. Hold the "Ctrl" and press "V" the contents of your prints from the location of the memory stick, and then click OK.


8. Click "Select All" from the Edit menu and copy.


9. Right-click on the desktop and select New and then Folder Options.


10. Right-click in the folder named "Mail Backup" and press Enter.


11. Open the "Mail Backup" folder, double-click.


12. Right-click on the folder and select Paste.

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