Re: backing up outlook messages

For some reason, the e mail folder wouldn't copy.  I like the idea of the
memory sticks.  Would they be difficult to use?

Mac
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: backing up outlook messages


> Hi Michael.  I'm sorry, but I'd need to know how you backed up your hard
> drive (that's what you mean, isn't it?).  Do you mean you manually copied
> some or all of the folders to another medium, like floppies (this isn't
done
> very often for saving very much material anymore, as hard drives have
become
> so huge that not practical.  But you said "disk," so I'll presume you
meant
> one or three or twenty diskettes.  If not, tell me.
>
> My first question is, did you use some sort of automatic backup program,
and
> discover that it balked when it got to the folders where you email files
are
> and refused to copy them?  Or did you select various folders manually and
> find that the email message folders refused to be selected and copied?
>
> Or, and this might be the real problem, which would be hard to guess
except
> that you said you're so new to this stuff:  Were you trying to figure out
> how to simply back up Outlook Express or some other email client
(program)?
> That is a special procedure that others know how to do, but it's not a
> simple thing.
>
> What we were discussing here was simply identifying the folder where your
> email messages are kept, a regular folder, and then copying it to
someplace
> like the flash memory sticks that many people have begun using for this
> purpose, which are small devices like .mp3 players but hold only data, not
> music, and plug into the USB port on your computer.
>
> This may help you restate your problem,  I hope.  But if it is this idea,
of
> selected and copying folders and files, then you should read the messages
> just before you saw mine.  It was about this very thing.  You simply have
to
> know which folder your message files are in (there is an explanation a few
> messages back), and then you can select the folder and copy it somewhere.
>
> Hope this begins to help.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Michael McIntire" <blindcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 11:51 AM
> Subject: Re: backing up outlook messages
>
>
>     Thank you Yardbird for your response.  I am a musician of 40 years and
> am quite computer illiterate, so please bare with me.  I recently backed
up
> my computer to disk, but my e mail addresses in outlook wouldn't save.
>      Would you by chance know the reason for this?
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:20 PM
> Subject: Re: backing up outlook messages
>
>
> > hi.  what's your question?
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Michael McIntire" <blindcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 11:09 AM
> > Subject: Re: backing up outlook messages
> >
> >
> > Hello.  I am blind cat.  I'm new to the list.  I have a question about
> > saving my e mail addresses to disk.  I use outlook express.
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:03 PM
> > Subject: Re: backing up outlook messages
> >
> >
> > > May I add to Michael's message one suggestion:  You don't have to be
> stuck
> > > with the long, complicated path to the folder where email stuff is
kept
> by
> > > default.  As he mentioned, the place where you can learn, and copy,
this
> > > path is an edit box.  Its purpose is to allow you to change it.  So
you
> > can
> > > type in something like c:\email and then press OK and whatever is
> > necessary
> > > to make the change take effect, and from then on, all your email files
> > will
> > > go to that location instead, and you know just how to find it.  Not to
> > > mention where to go to copy that folder and all its files to another
> place
> > > for backup.
> > >
> > > I don't think this kind of thing is retroactive, though, and that
would
> > mean
> > > that the email saved prior to making such a change would remain in its
> > > default folder.  How to consolidate the old with the new properly, I
> don't
> > > know, and hope someone can describe how to do in the most organized
and
> > safe
> > > manner.
> > >
> > > Maybe Vruce knows?  Bruce?  You there?  anybody else?
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Michael G." <commodore128@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 9:10 AM
> > > Subject: Re: backing up outlook messages
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi Sanjay,
> > >
> > > One way of doing this, and this happens to be my preferred method, is:
> > >
> > > 1.  Open Outlook Express
> > > 2.  Go to the menu bar, choose Tools.
> > > 3.  Choose Options
> > > 4.  Press CTRL+Tab until you hear Jaws say Maintenence Page.
> > > 5.  Tab over to the Store Folder button and press Enter.
> > > 6.  A dialogue box will appear.  Tab until you reach the edit box.
The
> > box
> > > will contain a path to where your emails and address book data is
> stored.
> > > Select and copy this path to your clipboard (CTRL+C).
> > > 6.  Press Escape a few times to get out of the Options screen.
> > > 7.  Now open Windows Explorer and Tab until you reach the Address bar.
> > > 8.  Paste the pathname you copied a moment ago (CTRL+V) and press
Enter.
> > > 9.  Now tab until your reach the list view.
> > > 10.  All your email and address book data should be displayed.  Simply
> > copy
> > > everything in this folder and put it somewhere safe, preferably on a
CDR
> > or
> > > some other external form of storage media.
> > > 11.  Whenever you need to restore your Outlook Express data, all you
> have
> > to
> > > do is copy this information into the same folder.  It can bee a
> difficult
> > > path to remember so whenever you need the path again, simply  look at
> the
> > > Store Folder again under Tools.
> > >
> > > If I get a chance a little bit later, I'll tell you how you can
simplify
> > > this process somewhat by using a Send To command.  But I'm out of time
> for
> > > right now.  Hoope this helps.
> > >
> > > Michael
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > >   From: SANJAY TANNDON
> > >   To: accessindia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >   Cc: Sanjay Tandon
> > >   Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 2:19 AM
> > >   Subject: backing up outlook messages
> > >
> > >
> > >   Hi all,
> > >
> > >   I need to take a back up of my address book and messages in the
inbox
> > and
> > > other folders in outlook express including deleted  items folder and
> > > transfer them to another computer. Is it possible? If yes, how can I
do
> > it.
> > >   I am using outlook express 6 and using windows xp pro sp2.
> > >
> > >   Thanks,
> > >
> > >   Sanjay Tandon
> > >   B - 17, First Floor Front,
> > >   Greater Kailash Enclave - II,
> > >   New Delhi - 110048
> > >   Mobile: 9810266236
> > >   Tel. No. 41636389, 29224093
> > >   Email: sanjtan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >   sanjtan@xxxxxxxxx
> > >
> > >
> >
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