outlook/express install of folders.

By 3DD
Dec 10, 2002
  1. I have clean installed w2k.

    I had backed-up my previous outlook/express folders(inbox etc) from o/e ready for new install.

    The folder files show the "windows file icon" in the folders in my backed-up partition...............

    How do i install these to my new o/e.

    Many thanks.:)
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    The folders you should have backed up are contained within [DRIVE]:\Documents and Settings\[PROFILE NAME]\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\[SOME WEIRD NUMBER]\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    1.) Setup a mail account in Outlook Express FIRST.

    2.) Follow the directory structure of the path above from wherever you have the backup your old partition and copy those files.

    3.) Follow the same directory hierarchy given above, only for your current installation of Windows. Paste those files into the folder and you should be set.
  3. 3DD

    3DD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Rick, brilliant.........all installed nothing lost.

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