Re: backing up outlook messages

  • From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 11:03:16 -0800

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 

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.


----- Original Message ----- 
  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.


  Sanjay Tandon
  B - 17, First Floor Front,
  Greater Kailash Enclave - II,
  New Delhi - 110048
  Mobile: 9810266236
  Tel. No. 41636389, 29224093
  Email: sanjtan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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