Where’s the mail?

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Windows XP
Hi again people, Can someone walk me through to where XP puts its mail folders? I’m using Outlook Express and want to back up particular files within my e-mail. I’ve done this in the past Using Windows 2k. but I can’t find these files to grab the ones I want to back up and Then wipe my system out, and re-install windows and then put my emails back. Help? Please.

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Open Outlook Express and from the main menu select “Tools”->”Options”, then select the “Maintenance” tab and click on the “Store Folder” button to find out what is the current store location.

It is usually under “C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{<some identity>}\Microsoft\Outlook Express”

Hope this helps.

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Keep in mind you are looking for a .pst file, not emails themselves. Export your mail to a pst in a different location if you want to find it more easily. Import it into the re-installed application after re-install.

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  • TheFinder
    Hey Carlosdl, O'l buddy, hi and Thanks this is great to know, I've lost e-mails in the past, I never new this maintenance button was even there. Thank you very much.
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