How do I save my Outlook Express folders

  Ambasedor 13:38 09 Nov 2005
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I have a problem with my operating system and have to fdisc to reinstall. How do I save my messages in Outlook Express.

  Sethhaniel 13:51 09 Nov 2005

click 'file' - 'Import and Export ...' - then 'export a File' - select 'Personnal Folder File (PST)' - select folder you want to save - click next and finish - save these file to floppy or memory stick - then reverse procedure to reinstall ;)

  Sirpad 13:57 09 Nov 2005

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  jimv7 14:40 09 Nov 2005

Create a folder on the desktop or in my docs, open outlook express/tools/options maintenance/store folder/change and browse to the newly created folder, say ok, restart express and it will load all express folders to the new folder, you can then save it easily. Also with email settings and address book you can export them to the new folder.

  Ambasedor 09:51 11 Nov 2005

Hi jimv7 I have used your suggestion but how do I restore the saved e-mail folders back into OE. When I click to open then I have to specify a program non of which work. Help

  Skyver 09:54 11 Nov 2005

You need to select File/Import - then choose OE6 database/files/messages (sorry, a bit rusty with OE, I don't use it much) - then navigate to the folder containing the .dbx files you exported.

  PaulB2005 09:55 11 Nov 2005

File, Import, Messages, Outlook Express 6, Select Import Mail from Store Directory, Browse to your backed up files.

NOTE: If these files are on a CD you MUST copy them to a folder on your PC and remove the Read Only Tags (Right click the files and uncheck Read Only) or it will fail to import the messages.

  Ambasedor 10:05 11 Nov 2005

Thanks chaps ill try all that.

  jimv7 10:18 11 Nov 2005

Do the reverse, open outlook express/tools/options maintenance/store folder/change and browse to the saved folder and click ok.

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