Transferring OE Settings & Emails To New PC

  webber_man 18:35 16 Nov 2006
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Can anyone please suggest the best way for me to transfer all my Outlook Express settings and emails from one PC to another?

Is there a free programme out there that does it simply and quickly?

I am aware that i can backup my OE emails - but this doesn't save my settings too does it? And how would that work transferring those files to the new PC?

A couple of weeks ago i asked a similar question about transferring Firefox settings, and was told about a great little programme that does it. If there is something similar i can use for OE that would be great. And if free even greater!

Cheers for the help.

  VoG II 18:57 16 Nov 2006
  Simsy 19:49 16 Nov 2006

that theh new PC is WinXP you can use the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard", which is meant for exactly what you want to do.

It's on the Start menu via Accessories/System Tools.

Good luck,

Regards,

Simsy

  webber_man 19:54 16 Nov 2006

Thanks VOG - i'll give that a proper look. But it looks like just what i'm after.

And thanks Simsy. Unfortunately the laptop i want to transfer to does not have a floppy dive, and i couldn't see how to use that without that drive - should have mentioned that bit.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:20 16 Nov 2006

Backup Outlook Express Mail, Address Book, Mail Rules, Blocked Senders List and other Settings

Export Your Outlook Express Address Book

1. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Address Book.
2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Export.
3. Click Browse.
4. Locate the Mail Backup folder that you created.
5. In the File Name box, type address book backup, and then click Save.
6. Click Next.
7. Click to select the check boxes for the fields that you want to export, and then click Finish.
8. Click OK and then click Close.

Copy Mail Files to a Backup Folder

To make a backup copy of your Outlook Express e-mail message files:

1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
3. Select the folder location, and then press CTRL+C to copy the location.
4. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
5. Click Start, and then click Run.
6. In the Open box, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
7. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
8. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
9. Right-click any empty space on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
10. Type mail backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
11. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
12. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
13. Close the Mail Backup window.

Export the Mail Setting Account to a File

To make a backup copy of your Outlook Express mail account:

1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the Mail tab, click the mail account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, locate the Mail Backup folder on your desktop, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.

Export the Newsgroup Settings Account to a File

To make a backup copy of your Outlook Express news accounts:

1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the News tab, click the news account that you want to export, and then click Export.
3. In the Save In box, use locate the Mail Backup folder on your desktop, and then click Save.
4. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to export.
5. Click Close.

How to Back Up Blocked Senders List and Other Mail Rules
The Blocked Senders List

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate and click the following registry subkeys (save each key to a different file):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{Identity Number}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Block Senders
4. On the Registry menu, click Export Registry File.
5. In the Save In box, change the location to your desktop.
6. In the File Name box, type blocked senders.reg (for the Block Senders key), and then click Save.

Other Mail Rules

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate and click the following registry subkeys (save each key to a different file):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{Identity Number}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Rules\Mail
4. On the Registry menu, click Export Registry File.
5. In the Save In box, change the location to your desktop.
6. In the File Name box, type mail rules.reg (for the mail rules key), and then click Save.
7. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:20 16 Nov 2006

Restore Outlook Express Mail, Address Book, Mail Rules, Blocked Senders List and other Settings

Import Messages from the Backup Folder

To import your Outlook Express e-mail messages from the Backup folder:

1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
2. In the Select an e-mail program to import from box, click Microsoft Outlook Express 5 or Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and then click Next.
3. Click Import mail from an OE5 store directory or Import mail from an OE6 store directory, and then click OK.
4. Click Browse, and then click on the Mail Backup folder in your backup location
5. Click OK, and then click Next.
6. Click All folders, click Next, and then click Finish.

Import the Address Book File

To import your Outlook Express address book:

1. On the File menu, click Import, and then click Other Address Book.
2. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values), and then click Import.
3. Click Browse.
4. Locate the Mail Backup folder in your backup location, click the address book backup.csv file, and then click Open.
5. Click Next, and then click Finish.
6. Click OK, and then click Close.

Import the Mail Account File

To import your Outlook Express mail account file:

1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the Mail tab, click Import.
3. In the Look In box, locate the Mail Backup folder in your backup location.
4. Click the mail account that you want to import, and then click Open.
5. Repeat these steps for each mail account that you want to import.
6. Click Close.

Import the Newsgroup Account File

To import your Outlook Express news account file:

1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. On the News tab, click Import.
3. In the Look In box, locate the Mail Backup folder in your backup location.
4. Click the news account that you want to import, and then click Open.
5. Repeat these steps for each news account that you want to import.
6. Click Close.

  webber_man 17:21 22 Nov 2006

Thanks Fruit Bat and everyone else.

After thinking about it i think i'll maybe look at a different option.

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