What is the path for Outlook Express E-mails?

  [email protected] 13:45 01 Jul 2003
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Does anybody know what the path is to find e-mails in Outlook Express on my hard drive? On several occasions I have wanted to find my e-mails by using "Explore", but never manage to get to e-mail content. Any advice would be appreciated thanks!

  Jester2K II 13:52 01 Jul 2003

You can't read the e-mail using explorer in the manner you ask.

You could back uop the file involved but they can only be read in OE.

What OS are you using??

  MartinT-B 14:43 01 Jul 2003

open OE

Tools --> Options (new window will pop up)--> Maintainance tab.

On that tab will be a button Store Folder.

New window pops up with location that will look something like : C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\{374R7CC0-A2BG-11D2-A182-A3C274F18127}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Right click it -> copy

go to Start --> Run --> paste into box and click ok.

That takes you to the INSIDE of the store folder.

Voila!

PS

This is where you copy everything for OE messages backup.

  DieSse 15:29 01 Jul 2003

Whilst what MartinT-B says is correct, what Jester2K II said is also correct.

Emails are not stored as individual files, all the Inbox and other folders, are each a data base file with all the emails inside it. The only program which will open these data bases correctly is Outllok Express.

  [email protected] 18:42 01 Jul 2003

I'm running Win 98SE. How would I back up my address book in OE ? Will try Martin's Method of getting into mail also.
Thanks everyone!

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