Help backing up emails and Outlook 2003 settings

  ShorN 14:06 01 Jan 2006

Hi all,

I am about to do a compleet reformat on my PC, its just got to cluttered and slow and hasnt had a good spring clean in ages.

Before I do so I want to back up my email from Outlook 2003 and my settings/accounts if thats possible.

Ive had a google for it but from reading im not too sure thta once I reformat and reinstall outlook that I will be able to recover the emails.

If anyone can help or offer advice it woudl be greatly appreciated!


  PaulB2005 14:12 01 Jan 2006

Outlook files are stored in c:\documents and settings\<username>\local settings\application data\Microsoft\outlook

Account settings just make a note from the Tools Menu, Accounts section.

Address book is stored in c:\documents and settings\<username>\local settings\application data\address book\<username>.wab

  rawprawn 14:15 01 Jan 2006

click here You can save the backup to a cd or flash drive then restore it after you have reinstalled Outlook

  kro 14:17 01 Jan 2006

Easiesy way is to imstall MS's Outlook backup add-in. Once installed "File, Backup, Options" - save to a location of your choice - then the reverse to obce your gping again. click here
Your contacts are included.

  AndySD 14:21 01 Jan 2006

Files and Setings Transfer Wizard click here using just the sections I wanted will save the settings.

  ShorN 14:33 01 Jan 2006

thanks for the help, that should do it!

And thanks for files and settings wizard tip! that might prove useful!

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