Backup and Transfer of OE settings

  twitcher 16:46 24 May 2005

I am about to change my computer. Both the old and new computers run XP with SP2 and OE6. I want to transfer all my OE settings including emails, accounts and address book from the old to the new computer. Currently I always backup the “Outlook Express” folder (D & S\ Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{Identity No.}\Microsoft\Outlook Express) to CD-RW so that, in the event of a crash, I can reinstate it. However, would it be possible to delete the “Outlook Express” folder in the new PC and replace it with the backed-up version from the old PC?

I am giving my old computer to a neighbour. His current PC runs ME with OE5. Where do I find his OE settings and will I be able to transfer them easily from his old PC to his new (my old) PC?

  TomG 19:18 24 May 2005

I think so - run a search looking for files with a dbx extension.

look here

click here;en-us;270670

  GaT7 19:27 24 May 2005

Same link above: click here.

TomG, see click here. ; ) G

  TomG 19:30 24 May 2005

sorry - did it in a rush

  twitcher 21:37 24 May 2005

Thanks TomG & Crossbow7, I've printed the article and will see how it goes when I set up the new computer.

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