How do I backup my message boxes in outlook express 6 to move to another computer?

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How do I backup my message boxes in outlook express 6 to move to another computer

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This question was answered on June 12, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

On the old machine, the easiest way to locate Outlook Express' email store is to ask Outlook Express Fire it up, and then in Tools, Options, on the Maintenance tab there's a button labeled Store Folder Click that, and it will tell you the folder containing your email folder.

Copy the entire contents of that directory to a floppy, CD-ROM or share on your network.

The address book we handle a little differently Open up the address book, either from the accessories menu item on your Start menu, or by pressing Ctrl Shift B in Outlook Express In the address book, select File, Export, and click on Address Book (WAB)... You can now select a location and filename for your address book to be placed Again, you can copy it to floppy, CD-ROM or to a share on your network.

Fire up Outlook Express on the new machine, and we'll just reverse the process.

Select File, Import, Messages... Choose Microsoft Outlook Express 6 and press Next Select Import mail from an OE6 store directory and press Next Now on the next screen Browse to the location that you've placed the message store we saved from your old machine Import, and your messages should now be transferred.

The process for the address book is similar - even simpler File, Import, Address Book..., select the address book we exported above, and import.

Finally, you'll want to configure your email accounts in Outlook Express to access your email account from your ISP.

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Posted by Johnny of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 12, 2005