Re: backing up outlook messages

I got him bird. He just wants to back up his address book and I am going to get him on the phone and walk him through it.


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----- Original Message ----- From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:10 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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