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Outlook Express I am trying to put my OE files in a backkup folder. I have XP with ser.pack 2. In the store location dialog box, I have highlighted the store location and hit CTRL plus C to copy it. and then closed out the dialog box. My problem occurs when I try to copy the contents to the store folder by start, run, CTRL plus V then OK. I don't know what is supposed to show up in the run box when I hit the CTRL plus V but it just picks out an email and highlights it in the run box. When I click on the edit it menu to select all and then copy, it tells me it cannot find the file. Do I I have a file missing or is it something I've done or not done? Thanks for your help.

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  • franklin33 Nov 02, 2008

    I have worked thru it to the point where I have done the control V and then can go to the edit menu and select all. After I have selected all, then I again click on the edit menu and need to click on copy and copy will not be highlighted for me.

  • franklin33 Jan 21, 2009

    I now have my OE files saved to a CD. Thanks, you folks on Fixya for this and other answers!

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Go to each of your OE folders. Press CTRL and A to select all in that folder. Go to your backup folder for example email inbox backup, and pres CTRL and V. This will paste all teh selected files into the backup folder. You can also use drag and drop. Repeat for each OE folder. I hope I have understood what you want to do properly. I have assumed by OE files you mean all your mail. You can also create a backup by exporting your files.

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I have out look express for my emails, my problem has just happened.. i can receive emails but i can send them out , but my problem is i cannot delete my emails even if i carried them to another folder to...


Hello,

I believe you need to delete the Deleted Items.dbx file because it is most likely corrupted that's why you're having problems when deleting something on your OE.

To delete the DBX, do the following.

You need to have Hidden files and Folders showing.
At the top of any folder(My Documents for example) click Tools>Folder Options>View tab.
Scroll down the list and place a check next to "Show Hidden Files and Folders" then click Apply and OK.

In OE click on Tools>Options>Maintenance tab>Store Folder.
On the Store Location box, highlight the address by pressing the Tab key on your keyboard.
Press Control+C (both at the same time) to copy the address to the clipboard.
Click Cancel on all boxes and close OE.

Click on Start>Run.
Press Control+V (both at the same time) to paste the address into the command line and click OK.
The Store Folder containing all the DBX files should open.
In the Store folder, delete the Deleted Items.dbx and close the Store folder.
Open OE and see if you can now delete messages

Hope this works for you!

Sep 12, 2011 | PC Desktops

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WHY DOES OUTLOOK EXPRESS INSIST ON COMPACTING FOLDERS WHEN WE CLOSE IT ?


OE has a long and troubled history with compacting folders. In the most current version, OE compacts all folders automatically after you open and close the program 100 times. Compacting folders is absolutely essential for maintaining your files in good working order. Therefore,
Do not interrupt the process once it has begun
It is best not to use your computer at all until the process is complete, which can take a few minutes.
Under no circumstances must you ever use Task Manager to kill the msimn.exe process, or put your computer on Standby, or turn off the power, or use a memory-intensive program while compaction is occurring. Any of those can cause destruction of your files and the loss of your messages.
If you don't like waiting for that 100th closing, you can compact all folders manually at any time. For best results always use this procedure.
1: On the File menu, click Work Offline so that no new messages will be arriving
2: In the Folder list, click on Outlook Express so that no e-mail or news folder is open.
3: Close the Folder list by clicking the X in the upper right-hand corner of the list panel. Alternatively you can click Layout on the View menu, and then clear the checkbox for "Folder List”.
4: On the File menu, point to Folder, and then click Compact All Folders. Do not use your computer until the process is complete, which might take several minutes.
5: If an error occurs, close Outlook Express, re-open it, and begin the process again from the top. If the same error occurs again, close Outlook Express, restart your computer (or log off and then log on again), open Outlook Express and then begin the whole process again.
Unfortunately that does not reset the internal counter to zero, so OE will still compact after the 100th closing You can edit the registry manually to reset the counter, or you can use OE TOOL to compact all folders and reset the counter at the same time. To reset it manually
1: Close Outlook Express and all message windows.
2: Click Start, click Run and type without quotes "regedit".
3: Navigate to this key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{GUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0
where GUID is the long number used for your Identity
4: In the right-hand pane, double-click "Compact Check Count", then change the value to zero(0).

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How do I transfer pictures, music etc from the old computer to the new one


Several ways. Best is to get an external hard drive - they are cheap and they offer backup.

Another way is to hook up both computers on a network. can be done without a router or an ethernet hub - switch via a "cross" cable (as opposed to "patch" cable. Please be advised that the second option is by far cheaper but it could be a pain to set up properly.

Aug 31, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Outlook email with attachment, sending problem


Load Outlook in its safe mode ("outlook.exe /safe"). This ensures:
- No plug-ins get loaded that might touch the item.
- Loading Outlook in offline mode means it won't touch the stuck item.
Delete the stuck item in the Outbox folder.
Put Outlook in online mode (File -> Work Offline: disable).
If you restarted Outlook in its safe mode, exit and restart Outlook for normal operation.

If it's Outlook Express, in OE Tools>Options> Maint tab "store folders" note the location. Go to this location and find the outbox. Delete the .dbx file that goes with it. It will recreate itself on restarting OE.

May 11, 2009 | Dell Precision 380 P4 Dual Core 3 GHz...

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Copying e.mail messages on a CD


If you make a backup copy you can put it on a disk/CD to restore afterwards if needed. If you just want to move them to a different area but still look at them due to space, you can change where the store is located. Or have you tried setting up personal folders and moving emails to the folders to organize? You could archive by month for example.

I assume you already did the typical Microsoft backup procedure:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270670

Do you have a full version of Outlook? You could try exporting from Express to Outlook.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA010943871033.aspx

Is that what you need?

Mar 31, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Hi, outlook express 6: when open is white blank screen with only toolbar at top a grey bar and an orange search bar ?? when open it recieves msgs but i cant see any thing. Help would be much apreciated.


I would suggest an Outlook Express Reinstall after you back up your address book and message list. If nothing is of importance just resinstall it because backing up can be problematic with OE being partially functional.

Reinstall OE6
 You need your windows CD and you must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to perform this procedure.
  1. Click Start , click Run , and then type the following command:
%systemroot%inf
ie - "c:windowsinf" - no quotes
  1. Click OK to open the INF folder.
  2. Locate the file MSOE50.inf .
Right-click the file, and then click Install . This will reinstall the files that Outlook Express needs to proceed normally.
It will ask you to put your windows XP cd in the drive


James Mac

Sep 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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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.
















Aug 05, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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OUTLOOK EXPRESS BACKUP FILE


BAK and BK files usually are backups of other documents or files.

The BAK (or BK) file extension normally represents files that are backup copies of other file. There is no 'standard' file format for BAK files. BAK files can represent virtually anything.

This link will take you to an on-line storage of software I have. Download and run easyrecovery pro. Select E-Mail repair. Select Outlook express.

Mar 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Transfering mail setup from Windows xp to a windos vista machine with EasySuite


I'm not 100% sure about vista because I hate it but I can help you copy all of your outlook express data to a CD\DVD disk & your address book. Your network settings for express account is a phone call to your ISP.
If vista's explorer is set up like XP you should be able to copy your data into outlook express.
Open all these folders on you XP system.
User name\Application Data\Identities\{xxxxxxx}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
Copy the Outlook Express folder to your CD.
User name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book. Copy Address Book folder.
Making sure you have everything.
Open, User name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{xxxxxxx}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
Compair the two Outlook Express folder files. CD will not allow copy of same named folder.
If Vista's lay out is the same as XP than copy Outlook Express folder to Vista.
Suggest you have your current ISP setting /account setup before copying to Vista

Let me know if this works for you!
Good Luck & Kind Regards.

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