Once again I am going to have to re-install windows but I would like to save some e-mails first -how do I do this? I can never find the directory root to them on my pc. thanks and if I don't reply too soon you will know that I've "Done the deed!" Cheers1
To compact and back up mail folders Select a mail folder, click the File menu, point to Folder, and then click Compact.
To back up the folder, find the folder file, and then copy it to a backup folder, floppy disk, or network drive. Outlook Express mail folders have a .dbx extension (for example, "Sent Items.dbx"). Notes Some message files might be too large to back up onto a floppy disk.
If you are using a program other than Outlook Express to send e-mail messages to newsgroups, check your e-mail program's documentation for information about compacting and deleting mail folders.