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    Outlook express mail storage?

    I'm in a pinch here, because the hard drive on this computer is about to die, and I've no idea where she'll actually croak...

    It's an old HP Pavillion 6330 that the parents bought years ago (like in 1998)...

    AMD K6-2 300
    2x128MB PC133 (because I couldn't source out PC66 when I upgraded the memory from 64MB)
    Ancient 5.25" 4GB hard drive
    Win98 SE

    I've no idea where Outlook Express (I believe it's 6 SP-something, I rarely touch their computer) stores the emails downloaded to the computer....

    Any assistance with locating the whereabouts of the emails would be appreciated...

    (And for those wondering, they're getting rid of the K6-2 in favor of an Athlon XP 2000+ setup on a K7S5A... Gotta love spare parts. I also don't use outlook, I use horde, so I've no idea how outlook operates..)
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    C:\Documents and Settings\Nick\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst

    They will be in here but look for the outlook express folder, you might have to show all hidden folders though to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famished
    C:\Documents and Settings\Nick\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst

    They will be in here but look for the outlook express folder, you might have to show all hidden folders though to see it.
    Thanks a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitewulfe
    Thanks a bunch.
    no worries mate

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    if its outlook express they're in C:\documents and settings\<your name>\local settings\application data\identities\{ <big long number> } \microsoft\outlook express

    (or do a search for *.DBX files, thats a lot easier )

    you can copy the folder they're in (its called "outlook express" to make it easy!) and put this back once you've got a new hard drive - you'll need to install outlook express & launch it once just so it generates the folder, then replace it with the backed up one

    NB- if you're gonna back this folder up to CD / DVD, when you re-import it to a new hard drive the files will be read only & outlook express won't like this so be sure to remove read only from them & it'll work fine
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


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    Also in the OE: Menu Tools->Options, under maintenance is s button called 'store folder'... thats the one you want.

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