Need to Copy Emails in Outlook Express on to CD  ASAP

By murray1987
Jul 5, 2006
  1. I have to format my hard drive tonight. I'm copying important info onto CD's. I can't figure out how to copy the emails. I save them for business purposes and need them. Can anyone tell me how?

  2. Gars

    Gars TS Enthusiast Posts: 228

    1st - you must enable 'Show hiden files and folders' under Tools/Folder options/View

    then navigate to this location:
    C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities
    here is dir named something like {DC6A84E1-2F28-4EB8-A599-86471F2FFD6C}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
    this directory is diferent for every mail account and contains *.bdx files which is what you need

    for Outlook useres the path is:
    C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
    and exension of the files is .pst

  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    There is a very good step by step HERE

    The messages are in a .dbx file and the address book is in a .wab file.
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