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How to find email and address book files

Hi. Due to a virus, I recently had to reinstall Windows XP on my PC. Before I did that, I had someone (who is unreachable) back up all of the files onto an external hard drive. Now I want to import my old emails and my address book back into Outlook and I don't know what the files are called. If anyone can help, I'd be very appreciative. I assume that I should start in Outlook>File>Import and Export, but from there, I'm flummoxed. Thanks in advance.

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  • LingoQ Dec 26, 2008

    Thanks. I'm actually using Outlook, not Outlook Express. I just searched on ".dbx" and found many files - examples: Inbox.dbx, Offline.dbx, etc. Should I import all of them? There must be 100 or so files - all of them bear the date when I got my computer - nothing more recent. I'd like to restore my email files as they were when I left them - specifically I'd like to get back was in the Inbox before I reinstalled Windows, etc. Thanks again.

  • LingoQ Dec 27, 2008

    Thanks again. Your instructions helped a lot. However, finding the correct file on my hard drive wasn't so easy - in fact, I found the way files are nested to be kind of counter-intuitive. I wanted to document this nesting - maybe it'll help others in a similar situation. The file that I needed to import was called "Outlook 2" - it's an Office Data File. My name is David and my hard drive is partitioned to accomodate two users. So the correct file was located: Documents and Settings>David>Local Settings>Application Data>Microsoft>Outlook>Outlook 2.



    Again, many thanks for your help. Best wishes for a good New Year.

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You can try next software out http://www.addressbook.fixtoolbox.com

utility works with address books, can restore/import/export theirs

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Your accounts: IAF file extention.

your address book: CSV file extention.

your mail folders: DBX file extention

search your external hard drive for these extentions . then from outlook express import them . if they were exported , you should see them

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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    Rick Byrd Dec 26, 2008

    Restore Outlook Mail, Contacts and Other Data from a Backup

    To restore your mail, contacts and other data from a backup copy of an Outlook PST file:




    • Select File | Import and Export... from the menu in Outlook.

    • Select Import from another program or file.

    • Click Next.

    • Highlight Personal Folder File (PST).

    • Click Next again.

    • Now use the Browse button to select the backup copy of the PST file you want to recover from your backup location.

    • Make sure Replace duplicates with items imported is selected.

    • Click Next.

    • Finish the import process with Finish.

    Maybe this will help .


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ou pst file, containing your emails and contacts, will be found at:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.
Enable "Show hidden files" to see it. If Windows will not repair the installation you can reinstall Windows 7, selecting Upgrade as the option. This would preserve your installed programs, data and settings, but you would need to reinstall all updates. This assumes your drive and system are good and not infected. Read more information here

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If she had addresses cached in Outlook Express from having frequently emailed people, that would give the appearance of having an address book without actually creating one. That could explain her thinking she had setup an address book, when in reality OE was simply caching the addresses of people she received messages from, and sent messages to.

And
Recovery ToolBox for Address Book tool. With the Recovery Wizard, you will turn recovering and saving contact data from the Windows Address Book into a quick and simple procedure. Thanks to the Recovery Wizard, you will understand the entire process of recovering contact data from the Windows Address Book. Later on, when you learn all recovery steps, you will be able to recover contact data from the Windows Address Book without the Recovery Wizard.
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Also look here:
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For more information: https://addressbook.recoverytoolbox.com/

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1. Disconnect from the Internet (unplug the Ethernet cable, or disable the wireless adapter).
2. Backup all your data files to DVD-writable disks, or to an external disk-drive.

Note that the Windows "Files & Settings Transfer Wizard" is useful for exporting your E-mail & contacts to a file -- ensure that your "backup" includes that "export" file


3. Click START
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9. Reinstall Microsoft Windows.
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If you do lose your messages, you can try using my DBXtract program to
attempt to recover the lost messages. Note that dbx files are hidden in
Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/linke.gif

If you have upgraded your version of IE and OE or your OS version, and all your messages are lost, then see this article (note that the technique in
the article does not only apply to the issue addressed in the article
title):

OLEXP: Mail Folders, Address Book, and E-mail Messages Are Missing After You Upgrade to Microsoft Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313055linke.gif

If File | Import | Messages does not work, ignore the error message, which is erroneous in itself, and try one of the following techniques to get your messages back:
aa. Right click on each dbx file or a selection of them and go to
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bb. Import the dbx files individually. See the last paragraph on this page
for how to do that:
http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspxlinke.gif
cc. As a last resort use DBXtract
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/linke.gif
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