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BAK files Your solution(s) to my backup Outlook Express folder seemed to work but the resultant messages recovered don't seem to contain anywhere near the number that I lost earlier somehow.

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Did you search to recover any data from the recycle bin?

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Can't open outlook express


That's a well-discussed situation if you'd searched for answers much. Answers vary from reinstalling Outlook binaries to running cleanup utilities on the Outlook configuration files, mail archives, address archives, etc. depending on what BSOD you got (seriously, nothing but blue on the screen, no text?)

Backup your outlook address and startup files, and your data if you don't already back it up; then follow the instructions MSDN.com offer for Outlook Express initialization failing/hanging. That will produce a nicer result than just deleting your outlook.ini file. Microsoft like to make it do everything, but the cost is that there are now all these maintenance tools despite the fact that it's the Express (as in condensed) version.

Jun 11, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express Maintenance.


If you are often facing the problem of slowness in Outlook or Outlook Express then the total mails may be on the higher side or the mail file size would have been increased. If that is the case please follow the following steps.
1. If the mails have exceeded more than 1500 mails then create sub-folders in inbox and move the mails into that folder (Note: Classify the folders according to the company or persons or type of transaction or Month wise and move the mails into that particular folder accordingly)
2. Delete unnecessary mails or outdated mails by frequently checking it. Even remove it from the "Deleted Mails" folder.
3. Before continuing the following steps try to backup or export mails and keep a copy of your mails.
4. Compact the folders, so that the space occupied by the email file size gets reduced (Note: Even after deleting the emails, the file size remains the same, only after compacting the deleted space will get cleared at the time of compact and the file size gets reduced.)

(Note: Before doing the above steps be careful of taking the Backup on another drive)

on Sep 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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).

on Jul 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do you down load email addresses from your computer, to install on a new computer?


I have put details of copying over addresses and the emails for both Outlook express and Outlook.Hope this helps.

Outlook Express
In Outlook Express, select File --> Export and select Address book. I recommend that you use a comma-separated values (CSV) format as it's more portable and can be recovered if something happens since it's just a basic text file. Copy that onto the new computer, choose File --> Import, and select the CSV file. That should do it!
Backing up email is more difficult, however.
Here's the basic process in Outlook Express: Under Tools --> Options, click the "maintenance" tab. This will tell you where your email is stored. Now copy all of those files onto your new computer (if you make a CDROM you'll have a nice permanent backup too) and then put them in the exact same folder on the new system (while you aren't running Outlook Express). Restart the app and you should have all your mailboxes intact.
Outlook does have an appropriate archive/restore function too, if you want to try that instead. Under File, select Import/Export. Select "export to a file," then select the mailbox that you want to back up. If your mailboxes are like mine, this will produce a fairly large file, depending on the size of your mailbox. Copy these exported files onto the new computer, then use File --> Import/Export --> Import from a file and you should have the mailboxes on your new system.
Outlook
You'll have to export the Address Book from the computer then import it into Outlook on the new computer
1) On your desktop click File --> Export --> Address Book
2) Select the Comma Seperated Values (Windows) as your output format
3) Select the folder you want to export - in this case Contacts
4) Type a name for your file - example: addresses
5) Be sure there is a checkmark next to Export then click Finish
This is the important part: You'll need to copy or save the file to a flash drive or floppy. Alternatively, you can email the file to yourself or burn on CD if you don't have a floppy or flash drive available. Either way the file needs to be transfered to your new laptop.
1) On your laptop open Outlook and click File --> Import --> Import from another file or program (this varies depending on your version of Outlook)
2) Select Comma Seperated Values (Windows) - the same option you selected when you exported
3) Click Browse to retrieve the file you exported
4) Choose either replace, not to duplicate or duplicate under the options menu
5) Select destination folder - since this is your address book you would click Contacts
6) Be sure there is a checkmark next to Import then click Finish

Oct 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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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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Outlook express 6.0 outbox problems


This is a common problem with outlook express. The files have become too large for outlook express. I recommend blowing out all the emails. Try first empty the deleted items. If it will not delete. You need to find the folder associated with this identity. That would be in C drive then documents and settings then your username then application data (hidden folder) then identities. There will be a folder with a crazy name of numbers and letters. Go into this folder and you will see your inbox folder and outbox, sent box etc. Delete the folders that you dont have important emails in and this will dump that whole box. Make sure outlook express is closed when you do this. When you reopen outlook express it will recreate these folders empty. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Jan 19, 2009 | HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7680n PC PC...

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I have outlook Express 6, when I try to delete any messages in the in box it will not let me. I hit delete and it will not delete. When I try to move it to a folder it says error occured. I need to...


Try removing Outlook Express and reinstalling it. Go to control panel, select add remove programs, then add remove windows components. Uncheck the Outlook Express box and restart. The system once rebooted will boot wwithout outlook express. Then go back and recheck the box, reboot and this will reinstall outlook express. That should fix the problem.

Make note that unless you backup your email you are going to lose all emails you do not back up so I recommend a backup first.

Let me know how it works out.

Nov 13, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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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 Computers & Internet

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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 | Computers & Internet

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