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14-06-2002, 03:03 PM
why cann't I 'find', by using the Windows 'Search' function in XP/Home, the *.dbx files that are the OE6 folders? I have turned on 'display all files' in the Folder Options, but cannot find *.dbx's or any unique OE6 folder name.
The real question is what is the best way to back up all OE6 messages and address book?

14-06-2002, 03:25 PM
Alan,

From within OE6 click on TOOLS |OPTIONS | MAINTENANCE | STORE FOLDER this will point to the location of your OE6 message stores. (Where those dbx files are)

It will show somethings similar to the following:

C:\Documents and Settings\<YOURUSERNAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{YOURIDENT}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Cheers, Babe.

14-06-2002, 03:43 PM
Alan,
Part deux

From OE6 help: To compact and back up e-mail folders

Select an e-mail folder.
On the File menu, point to Folder, and then click Compact.

To back up the folder, find the folder file, and then copy it to a backup folder, floppy disk, or network drive. Outlook Express e-mail folders have a .dbx extension (for example, 'Sent Items.dbx').

See the previous post for locating your dbx files.

Cheers, Babe.