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06-06-2003, 12:20 AM
Hi, how do i backup outlook express 5 mail folders?

I want to reinstall windows but don't want to lose my mail & address book. How do i back them up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated


06-06-2003, 12:30 AM
To find out where you mail is stored, Open Outlook Express
Click Tools
Click the Maintenance Tab
It should show an OE Store Folder or something with a similar name

Note down the folder, and back it up :-)

06-06-2003, 07:34 AM
Kyo98, if you go here http://www.outlook-express-backup.com/ they have an excellent OE backup tool. They have a trial version which I have used before to do what you want. Make sure that you save file that it created to a CDR or another HD


06-06-2003, 07:50 AM
The various mail folders from Outlook Express are stored as *.dbx files, a search with the Start>Search function will show you where they are. Back them up for a start.

Open your address book in Outlook Express, Go File > Export > Address Book(WAB) and follow the prompts and save to a floppy disk.

Make a second back up as a precaution by copy and paste all the addresses in the address book and paste them to a folder on the floppy. If one fails at least you still have the other.

06-06-2003, 11:15 AM
Thanks guys! You've been a great help