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Help needed with backing up Outlook email folders and sett

Post by alexandra_s » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:08 am

I just got a new PC... ( was the time for it ). I need to move all my Outlook Express mail from the old pc to this new one.. Anyone can help? ( I know how to move folders, but I don't know how to copy signatures, rules, settings, and contacts )

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this looks relevant

Post by road » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:58 am

Try this page for instructions on moving email, settings and rules:
http://www.wikihow.com/Migrate-Microsof ... o-a-New-Pc

Not sure if you are using Outlook Express or Outlook XP on either computer but that should cover the basics of where to clicky click. I'll google where sigs and contacts are and how to transfer in a sec. 8)

Congrats on the new machine, any decent PC guts leftover or did your old PC find a new home? :)

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Signatures and contacts

Post by road » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:04 am

Signatures:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1814490,00.asp
"Your signatures are stored in the folder C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures, where username is replaced by your actual user name."

Contacts:
sounds like a folder transfer:
http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_do_i_m ... tacts.html
" 1. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export.
2. Click Export to a file, and then click Next.
3. Click Comma Separated Values (Windows), and then click Next.
4. In the folder list, click the Contacts folder, and then click Next.
5. Browse to the folder where you want to save the contacts as a .csv file.
6. Type a name for the exported file, and then click OK.
7. Click Next.
8. Click Finish."

Rest of the instructions are in each article link.

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Post by KnightRid » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:58 am

I never copy anything but the emails and the contacts :)

emails I jsut drag them out to my hard drive :p and contacts is the same as your address book - I just open the address book and export, then on the new one I just import :)

Guess it would be nice to have a program to save all the folders, rules, etc.

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Post by bubba » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:27 am

I normally export the contacts from outlook first, File>export>contacts> Comma Separated Values. Fallow the wizard, I do it this way due to the fact it universal some email programs don't like the WAB (windows address book) file. Then reset the signature (I only have one, by hand)

To get the email messages I go to

C:\Documents and Settings\**user name **\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{**string of numbers **}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

There will be a .DBX file for each folder in outlook, burn them off to cd. When you have the new machine set up then you copy the files to the folder on the desktop, start outlook, File>Import>messages>> pick the version >> Pick import from store directory > all sub folders > ok

should import every thing, IF NOT, create a folder in outlook to match each of the folders you had before, the MUST be the same name as before. Once all the folders have been put in, close outlook.

Browse to the

C:\Documents and Settings\**user name **\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{**string of numbers **}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

copy all the .DBX files from the backup and paste them in the folder, it will prompt you "sure you want to replace" yes to all.

Restart Outlook, all your mail should be there.

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Post by NAiLs » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:25 pm

bubba wrote:I normally export the contacts from outlook first, File>export>contacts> Comma Separated Values. Fallow the wizard, I do it this way due to the fact it universal some email programs don't like the WAB (windows address book) file. Then reset the signature (I only have one, by hand)

To get the email messages I go to

C:\Documents and Settings\**user name **\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{**string of numbers **}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

There will be a .DBX file for each folder in outlook, burn them off to cd. When you have the new machine set up then you copy the files to the folder on the desktop, start outlook, File>Import>messages>> pick the version >> Pick import from store directory > all sub folders > ok

should import every thing, IF NOT, create a folder in outlook to match each of the folders you had before, the MUST be the same name as before. Once all the folders have been put in, close outlook.

Browse to the

C:\Documents and Settings\**user name **\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{**string of numbers **}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

copy all the .DBX files from the backup and paste them in the folder, it will prompt you "sure you want to replace" yes to all.

Restart Outlook, all your mail should be there.
Exactly what I've been doing for years. Works great. All that you need to do is make sure you open OE once on the fresh system and then paste the old files into the new folder w/ the string of numbers. These numbers change every system refresh.
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Post by alexandra_s » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:37 am

Thank you all for your suggestions.
I find a very good solution:
http://www.bodrag.com/outlook-express-backup.html

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Re: Help needed with backing up Outlook email folders and sett

Post by zlatan24 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:37 pm

road wrote:Try this page for instructions on moving email, settings and rules:

http://www.wikihow.com/Migrate-Microsof ... o-a-New-Pc



Not sure if you are using Outlook Express or Outlook XP on either computer but that should cover the basics of where to clicky click. I'll google where sigs and contacts are and how to transfer in a sec. 8)



Congrats on the new machine, any decent PC guts leftover or did your old PC find a new home? :)
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