Find outlook express file structure for the account settings

By Mozart
Sep 20, 2008
  1. A friends XP computer crashed after sp3 install (amd processor) I backed up her complete C drive by making her non booting drive a usb drive through a usb external case. I know how to get all her mail, contacts and address book back, through outlooks structure but is there away to get the account settings back? Which file to I override?

    Thanks Mozart
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Good question


    Have a nice day :)
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    Outlook Express files are located:
    ~user Profile\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\...\Microsoft\
    Outlook Express\*

    it *appears* that the settings *might be* within Pop3uidl.dbx as I updated an
    email address and then used the Date Modified to see what changed.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    "Pop3uidl.dbx" : This file keeps track of which messages on the server have already been downloaded and should therefore be skipped on subsequent downloads.

    Even if you delete this file, your email settings still exist
    They therefore, must be in registry

    Answer NO still applies. :)
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