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Re: Backing up Outlook Express
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2012, 11:18:41 AM »
Outlook express isnt under my documents. Although it isnt a bad idea to back that up as well :-)

As I posted easier you want to backup this folder (This time I will put it out properly for you so you can just put it in run.

"C:\Documents and Settings\scott neff\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\"

Right click on the folders in there and choose copy.

Now go to your thumb drive, right click and paste. :wink:

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Re: Backing up Outlook Express
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Re: Backing up Outlook Express
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2012, 01:59:29 PM »
ok shane my computer wiz. you r very good with this stuff, but it copied on the flash drive but i cant open any of the files on the flash drive

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Re: Backing up Outlook Express
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2012, 09:27:33 PM »
The files can only be opened in outlook express. :wink:

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Re: Backing up Outlook Express
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 11:11:31 AM »
so there is no point in makin a copy if i cant open the files rite? If i burn it {copy}on a dvd or cd can it be opened ?

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Re: Backing up Outlook Express
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2012, 11:25:39 AM »
To have a backup to restore if anything happens is a good idea. If one of those files becomes corrupt all the email in them go bye bye.

How ever there is another trick you can do. Outlook express is dangerous to use. Why? Because it was never updated to fix some bugs that allowed a virus email to infect your computer just by simply looking at the email.

I myself use thunderbird
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

This will import all your email over from outlook express. Also it stores the emails individually so you can back them up and open them later if need be. :wink:

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Re: Backing up Outlook Express
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2012, 11:25:39 AM »