baking up outlookexpress inbox folder

  Newuser3477 19:16 13 May 2004

How do I back up my outlook inbox folder to a CDROM. Can anyone help me find the file reference of outlook express inbox files in Windows explorer

  VoG II 19:27 13 May 2004

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft
Outlook Express

Other Windows

C:\Windows\Application Data\Outlook Express\{GUID}\Microsoft Outlook Express

{GUID} is the Global Unique Identifier, a long string of characters unique to your PC.

  VoG II 19:31 13 May 2004

Oh, yes, and it is called inbox.dbx

  Newuser3477 23:47 14 May 2004

Having succesfully located this file after backing up on a CDROM I cannot find how to open this.
Help plesae

  ste_bla 23:58 14 May 2004

If you reduce the widow for Outlook Express you can drag your emails out of it into a folder it will rename them to odd file names but then when u drag them back in they will go back 2 normal i did this when transfering my main email address from laptop 2 new desktop.

You can do same with addresses and any of the folders.

Just burn the folders with mail in 2 a cd!

  VoG II 00:13 15 May 2004


  Newuser3477 20:54 17 May 2004

I followed file/Import advice, going then to messages and then browsing for in box file as you indicated. Went to Outlook Expres 6, then clicked radio button import from an OE 6 store directory,then browsed for inbox file Then get message store cannot be opened it may be in use by Outlook express. This is pretty obvious a I started the import proceesss in OE>
Please can you help backup inbox

  ste_bla 21:08 17 May 2004

Just open a folder on your desktop open OE and reduce to half screen and drag the messages into the folder they will just be copied there, then burn folder on CD

Even though some messages will say "message x34" do change back when you drag them back into the OE

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