Outlook Express local folders

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by MGT, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. MGT

    MGT Guest

    Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones, but
    one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?

    TIA

    Chloe
    MGT, Aug 11, 2004
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  2. MGT

    Paul - xxx Guest

    MGT vaguely muttered something like ...
    > Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones, but
    > one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Chloe


    File - Export - messages, follow the wizard and select 'selected folders' at
    the appropriate time .. ;)

    --
    Paul ...

    (8(|) ... Homer Rocks

    "A tosser is a tosser, no matter what mode of transport they're using."
    Paul - xxx, Aug 11, 2004
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  3. MGT

    PC Guest

    "MGT" <> wrote in message
    news:cfcr5t$ile$...
    > Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones, but
    > one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Chloe
    >



    Open Outlook Express
    Tools
    Options
    Maintenance
    The 'Store Flolder' button will show you where the OE mail folders are.

    Cheers
    Paul
    PC, Aug 11, 2004
    #3
  4. MGT

    Gordon Guest

    "Paul - xxx" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > MGT vaguely muttered something like ...
    > > Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones,

    but
    > > one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > Chloe

    >
    > File - Export - messages, follow the wizard and select 'selected folders'

    at
    > the appropriate time .. ;)


    NO - The Export function in Outlook Express ONLY exports to either Outlook
    or Exchange - it does NOTHING else.
    Gordon, Aug 11, 2004
    #4
  5. MGT

    Jane Crystal Guest

    Download Genie Backup Manager from Genie-Soft www.genie-soft.com. The
    current version for Windows 98/Me is 4.0. It is $40. This version also
    supports 2000/XP. The current version for Windows 2000/XP is 5.0. It costs
    $65.

    This is a shareware utility, but it works great! It's worth every penny.

    Not only can you backup Outlook Express emails, but you can also back up
    the following for your MAIN IDENTITY.

    Outlook Express Root
    ----------------------
    Local Folders
    Newsgroups

    Outlook Express Data
    ----------------------
    Outlook Express Accounts
    Outlook Express Rules
    Block Senders
    Preferences
    Signatures

    In addition to Outlook Express data, you can also back up these things with
    Genie Backup Manager:

    Outlook Data (2000/2002/2003)
    MSN 8
    Eudora E-mail
    Windows Registry
    Windows Favorites
    Internet Explorer settings
    Windows settings
    Windows Desktop
    Windows Address Book
    Windows Fonts
    My Folders
    My Programs

    My Folders
    -----------
    My Computer (choose any folder on your PC)
    My Network Places
    My Recycle Bin

    My Programs (limited to certain programs)
    -------------
    WinZip
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Genie Backup Manager Jobs
    (there are more programs it can back up, just ones I don't have, like
    Adobe Photoshop 7 settings)

    If $40 is too much, you can also check out their Outlook Express Backup
    6.5. It costs $30. There are other freeware/shareware utilities out there,
    but none of them are as good as Genie-Soft.

    One tip, though, for using this software to back up Outlook Express (and
    probably Outlook).

    Custom folders save best when they are located as subfolders under INBOX or
    SENT ITEMS.

    Example:

    Outlook Express
    __ Local Folders
    ____Inbox
    _______Acct
    _______eBay
    _______Personal
    _______Groups
    _______Forums
    ____Outbox
    ____Sent Items
    _______Mom
    _______Groups
    ____Deleted Items
    ____Drafts
    ____Calendar
    ____Journal
    ____Notes
    ____Tasks

    Please note that I have used the underscore because this will preserve the
    "nested" spacing. If I just use spaces, they may not "nest" properly when
    sent to the newsgroup. Sometimes messages sent to a newsgroup (and regular
    emails) automatically Left Justify each line of text, whether you want them
    to or not. With the underscore, the proper format (and my intention) is
    preserved.

    If you have only a few custom folders, though, they will back up if you put
    them in the root directory under LOCAL FOLDERS, but if you have several
    emails in custom folders and subfolders, this will hang up the program. I
    know, because my Outlook Express store folder used to be in excess of
    400MB!

    This hang up will not occur if the custom folders are in the INBOX
    directory. You can also create a similar hierarchy under SENT ITEMS.
    ---

    "MGT" <> wrote in message
    news:cfcr5t$ile$...
    Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones, but
    one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?

    TIA

    Chloe
    Jane Crystal, Aug 11, 2004
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  6. MGT

    Jane Crystal Guest

    There are some limitations to this method.

    "PC" <> wrote in message
    news:yymSc.11951$...

    "MGT" <> wrote in message
    news:cfcr5t$ile$...
    > Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones,

    but
    > one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Chloe
    >



    Open Outlook Express
    Tools
    Options
    Maintenance
    The 'Store Flolder' button will show you where the OE mail folders are.

    Cheers
    Paul
    Jane Crystal, Aug 11, 2004
    #6
  7. MGT

    John Guest

    "Jane Crystal" <> wrote in message
    news:TopSc.711$...
    > There are some limitations to this method.
    >
    > "PC" <> wrote in message
    > news:yymSc.11951$...
    >
    > "MGT" <> wrote in message
    > news:cfcr5t$ile$...
    > > Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones,

    > but
    > > one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > Chloe
    > >

    >
    >
    > Open Outlook Express
    > Tools
    > Options
    > Maintenance
    > The 'Store Flolder' button will show you where the OE mail folders are.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Paul
    >

    They are stored as folder name.dbx so I guess you could search for them and
    save copies.
    John, Aug 11, 2004
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  8. MGT

    Paul - xxx Guest

    Gordon vaguely muttered something like ...
    > "Paul - xxx" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> MGT vaguely muttered something like ...
    >>> Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones,
    >>> but one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?
    >>>
    >>> TIA
    >>>
    >>> Chloe

    >>
    >> File - Export - messages, follow the wizard and select 'selected
    >> folders' at the appropriate time .. ;)

    >
    > NO - The Export function in Outlook Express ONLY exports to either Outlook
    > or Exchange - it does NOTHING else.


    You're quite correct, my bad.

    I apologise.

    --
    Paul ...

    (8(|) ... Homer Rocks

    "A tosser is a tosser, no matter what mode of transport they're using."
    Paul - xxx, Aug 11, 2004
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  9. MGT

    Claude Guest

    "MGT" <> wrote in message
    news:cfcr5t$ile$...
    > Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones, but
    > one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Chloe
    >
    >

    I use *Outlook Express Backup Wizard* backs up everything, its not free
    though, have a look here:
    http://www.outlook-express-backup.com/
    Claude, Aug 11, 2004
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  10. MGT

    PC Guest

    "Jane Crystal" <> wrote in message
    news:TopSc.711$...
    > There are some limitations to this method.
    >
    > "PC" <> wrote in message
    > news:yymSc.11951$...
    >
    > "MGT" <> wrote in message
    > news:cfcr5t$ile$...
    > > Anyone know how to back up a whole local folder (Not the default ones,

    > but
    > > one I've created) with all its messages to a disk?
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > Chloe
    > >

    >
    >
    > Open Outlook Express
    > Tools
    > Options
    > Maintenance
    > The 'Store Flolder' button will show you where the OE mail folders are.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Paul
    >


    "There are some limitations to this method."

    OK, criticism accepted because I did not explain 'how' to back them up.

    So

    Having found the location (via the above method) of the OE folders you wish
    to 'back up':

    Open a backup utility and or file management tool, and 'back up' said
    folders to a sutable location or media.

    Examples of 'Backup' utilities and file management tools include:

    Microsoft 'Backup'
    Windows Explorer
    A 'plethora' of similar tools can be found by using 'Google'
    Other posts have mentioned specialised OE backup tools.

    Suitable locations or media' include

    Alternative disk / folder
    CDR/RW / DVDR/RW
    Tape drive
    Flash drive
    etc

    Cheers
    Paul
    PC, Aug 11, 2004
    #10
  11. In article <unpSc.710$>, Jane Crystal
    says...

    > Download Genie Backup Manager from Genie-Soft www.genie-soft.com. The
    > current version for Windows 98/Me is 4.0. It is $40. This version also
    > supports 2000/XP. The current version for Windows 2000/XP is 5.0. It costs
    > $65.


    I just use Windows Explorer. It works well enough for me, it is free; and I
    can use the money for something useful, like 'KankiKit', or 'NJStar
    Communicator'.

    --
    Norman
    ~Win dain a lotica, En vai tu ri, Si lo ta
    ~Fin dein a loluca, En dragu a sei lain
    ~Vi fa-ru les shutai am, En riga-lint
    Norman Miller, Aug 12, 2004
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