How to Backup Outlook Express Mail Data?

by Geethalakshmi 2009-11-01 16:42:14

How to Backup Outlook Express Data?

Steps for backing up your Outlook Express data:

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.

Copy the contents of the "mail backup" onto a floppy (or similar device).

Check the contents of the floppy for these following files:

* SentItems.dbx
* DeletetedItems.dbx
* Folders.dbx
* Inbox.dbx
* Offline.dbx
* Outbox.dbx
* pop3idil.dbx

If the contents on the floppy are similar to the contents as specified above (they do not need to be all the same) then perform the following steps to import them to the new system:

1. Insert the floppy drive into the new drive.
2. Make a folder and name it: "backup" and place it on the desktop.
3. Copy the contents of the floppy drive into the "backup" folder on the desktop.
4. Open Outlook Express
5. Click File in the menu bar, select Import and then select Messages
6. Click Microsoft Outlook Express 5
7. Click Next
8. Click the radio button for "Import mail from an OE6 store directory"
9. Click OK
10. Click Browse button
11. Double-click Desktop and then select Backup folder
12. Click OK
13. Click Next
14. Click on the radio button of "All Folders"
15. Click Next, this will restore all the data into the Outlook Express boxes
16. Click Finish

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