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16-07-2014, 02:19 PM
I'm about to upgrade a friend's computer to Win 7. The installation completely erases everything, and she's dependent on her old emails. What files do I need to backup or copy to save them so she can access them afterwards?

Speedy Gonzales
16-07-2014, 02:49 PM
This? (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270670)

16-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Export the account settings from OE - they save as a .iaf file. (tools, accounts)

Save c:\docs and settings\*user*\application data\microsoft\address book

Save c:\docs and settings\*user*\local settings\application data\identities\looooooooooooooooooooong folder name\Outlook Express.

Windows Live Mail imports all this natively - very easy.

16-07-2014, 08:23 PM
Thanks guys.

16-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Nice summary, wratterus. Got one of these coming up in a couple of days!

17-07-2014, 10:24 AM
if they have MS Office with Outlook.....
Outlook is a much better option of Win Live mail.

Install outlook on the XP , it will give you the option of importing email: do that
Outlook : file : export email as a PST : save that to USB or something
Win7 : Install Outlook : import that PST
You will still need to manually setup the email a/c, you'll need to know there email password. Revelation can extract email passwords .