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DeSade
22-02-2010, 06:51 PM
I have a hard drive here that has come out of a dead laptop.
Hard drive is fine I just need step by step instructions on how to extract the emails from it.

Can anyone help please?

Its Outlook Express running Win XP on the laptop.

Sweep
22-02-2010, 06:55 PM
If it's Outlook it will be a *.pst file.

Outlook express operates on *.dbx.

nedkelly
22-02-2010, 06:59 PM
C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

DeSade
22-02-2010, 07:13 PM
Can i restore this somehow into my own outlook (and then remove) to extract certain emails?
How would I do that?

DeSade
22-02-2010, 07:16 PM
C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

I do not have this path on the hard drive, it goes.


M:\Documents and Settings\Michelle\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/michelle1.JPG

Sweep
22-02-2010, 07:20 PM
So it looks as if the computer did have Outlook then. Search for a outlook.pst file.

You can transfer this file to the new hard drive and import it into Outlook.

DeSade
22-02-2010, 07:38 PM
I found the files I need old dbx files from a even older installation that was backed up on the hard drive.

How do I specify my outlook to look in a certain place to import dbx? it does not give me a choice.

narutophantom
22-02-2010, 07:46 PM
Do you have hidden files and folders "shown" enabled? Just checking.

DeSade
22-02-2010, 07:49 PM
Do you have hidden files and folders "shown" enabled? Just checking.

Yes
Its not even giving me a option to choose a location.

Sweep
22-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Perhaps this might help.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA010943871033.aspx

DeSade
22-02-2010, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the help guys, after all that the files did not have the emails I was looking for.

Sweep
22-02-2010, 08:38 PM
But that PST file was fairly recent.

DeSade
22-02-2010, 08:46 PM
Yes but the dbx files were not, and did not contain the info I was looking for.