Outlook Express: Backup emails?

By eddy05
Oct 11, 2004
  1. Hi.

    Can someone enlighten me on how to backup my emails from outlook express? I remembered they are stored as files somewhere. I wanted to transfer the email messages from my main PC to my laptop. I've seen the tutorial somewhere but I forgot where to find it again.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    That what you were looking for?
  3. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    ahh yes that's right! i'll be backing up files now that my PC *almost* failed lol.

  4. leem

    leem TS Rookie Posts: 73

    I have a question along the same lines. I repartitioned my hard drive to a C: and D: Drive. I use the D: for all my files related to work, entertainment, school, and Ghost back-up images. MY C: is devoted only to programs.

    I want to use Ghost to back up just my prgrams, but I do not want to back up my Outlook express emails ib ghost. I have about 1G of emails already.

    I would like my emails to go directly to my D: and then if/when I need to ghost my machine in the advent of a bad virus or driver, I would like to ghost just the C: and tell Outlook Express to find my files on D:. Is that possible?

    Can I have all imcomming mail go straight to the D: and when I backup from a ghost image, just tell Outlook express what directory all my mail is in? I don't want to have to ghost my email messages, otherwise I would have to continually ghost my machine. I just want to ghost it with each hardware or software change. Thanks
  5. Leslie Hall

    Leslie Hall TS Rookie

    Backing-up Outlook Express E-Mails

    'Express Assist 7' is brilliant - it backs up all your Outlook Express 'folders' - which aren't folders at all, and it's this which makes backups difficult. Any special folder names which you create in addition to the standard ones are handled correctly. The standard IE backup procedure is pretty useless in my opinion. I've needed to re-create my Outlook Express 'folders' on two or three occasions, and it works like a dream. It's not expensive, and well-worth buying it after the free trial period runs out.
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