Email files

  joebruce 21:19 21 Feb 2003

Where are my email files stored on my computer?

  siouxah1 21:42 21 Feb 2003

Carry out a search for *.pst files. This is where they are kept.

Regards Brian.

  MAJ 21:44 21 Feb 2003

Or if you're using Outlook Express, search for .dbx files.

  MAJ 21:47 21 Feb 2003

Your Store Folder can be found by going to OE > Tools > Options > Maintenance tab > Store Folder button. That'll give you the path to follow.

  joebruce 22:13 21 Feb 2003

I have looked and found the mail folders using .pst or .dbx files.....but where are all my incoming and out going emails kept on my computer.....if they are? I know how to find them on my ISP sever........but where are they kept om my computer. Thanks people.

  MAJ 22:15 21 Feb 2003

Are you using Outlook or Outlook Express, joebruce?

  DieSse 00:10 22 Feb 2003

emails are not kept as one file per email - they are kept in a database file.

In Outlook Express, all your emails in say, the Inbox, are in the inbox.dbx file.

Outlook is a little different, in that all emails, contacts, calendars, etc, are kept in a single humungous file called xxxxx.pst - where xxxxx relates to your user name for the computer.

If you use a webmail service - such as yahoo - then the emails are not even in your computer - they're on the server at the ISP. Hotmail may be kept in the Hotmail server, or in your system if you use Outlook Express to talk to Hotmail.

  anchor 09:07 22 Feb 2003

I use Outlook 2000, and all my e-mail files are stored in a single folder called Outlook.pst.

This is located in

C:\windows\application Data\microsoft\Outlook

My computer user name is something quite different.

  joebruce 09:25 22 Feb 2003

I am using outlook express......if I detete my email from OE is there a copy held on my computer and if so this is what I need to know, and where I can see them

  DieSse 09:29 22 Feb 2003

You can look at the .dbx file for the folder you deleted it from, with a text viewer (try WordPad), and see if it still inside the data base.

It'll look a bit of a mess; if it's anywhere, it's there. But it may have been removed after the deletion and any subsequent compaction of the databse file.

  jazzypop 11:26 22 Feb 2003

When you delete an email in Outlook Express, it is not deleted from your PC, but moved to the Deleted Items folder.

To view this, go to View > Go to folder.. , and click the plus sign next to Local folders, click on Deleted Items and press OK.

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