To find out where your mailbox files are, in OE go to Tools, Maintenance Tab, click Store Folder.
To find out where your address book is, search for *.wab. The file you are looking for should be named USERNAME.wab where USERNAME is your user name.
Then, when you have reinstalled, you can restore from the backups. For the emails, use the import function in OE. For the wab file, search the new system for the unused wab file and just replace it with your backup.
hi batch and ex plorer thanks for input done as suggeted but when i try to import back into outlook expressthey go in okay but my desktop is full of folders and when i delete them my outlook express folders disappear can you help
using (file-import-messages-o/e6-import from an o/e6 store directory-browse to folder-etc)
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