Want to export Outlook Express Mail Messages

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by SS, Mar 15, 2006.

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    SS Guest

    I went to export my mail messages from OE6 but the only options were to
    Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange. I don't appear to have these
    utilities. Is there any other way to save messages so they can be
    re-installed (continue OE where I left off) after a reload of windows?
    SS, Mar 15, 2006
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    Steve Brooks Guest

    Steve Brooks, Mar 15, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In SS spewed forth:

    Three things come to mind pretty quick...

    1) OE backup software (google for it)
    2) copy emails to a folder (click and drag)
    3) copy the store folder to a CD or other computer drive

    If you need detailed instructions for any of the above, just ask :)
    Toolman Tim, Mar 15, 2006
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    Tony\(UK\) Guest

    I've an interesting problem with OE that I haven't been able to sort out by
    Googling. In regard to 2), if I want to drag emails into a folder I've made,
    nothing happens. Tried right-click and copy, drag and drop etc. Tried this
    on a folder made on C, and external USB drive and even floppy disk.

    Any ideas on what I can do to resolve this please?

    Tony\(UK\), Mar 15, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In Tony(UK) spewed forth:
    That is weird. Have you tried a repair install?
    Toolman Tim, Mar 16, 2006
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    Tony\(UK\) Guest

    I've modified the registry exactly as described in the article, Toolman,
    rebooted and downloaded IE6. On reboot, Windows asks me if I want to remove
    personilsed settings for IE and OE, so it recognises they are 'not
    installed'. I run the setup for IE6 and...Setup has detected a newer
    version, etc. Setup cannot continue.
    Any help or suggestions, or shall I just live with the bloody annoyance?
    Thanks alot for replying.

    Tony\(UK\), Mar 16, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    Your definitive site for OE backup and restore.......

    Gordon, Mar 16, 2006
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    SS Guest

    Thanks - drag and drop works fine - why didn't I ever think to try that! Of
    course you can't drag a folder that does not work but you can multiple
    select and drag emails so you could simply duplicate the folder names on
    file manager. Also these files drag back fine though you can't do any 'copy
    and paste'.

    Regarding the store folder - where is that & how do you access it - more
    importantly how to get back to OE after it has been relaoded.
    SS, Mar 16, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In SS spewed forth:
    The store folder location is shown in OE by clicking on Tools, Options,
    Maintenance tab, Store folder button.

    When I have to re-format a PC, I copy all the data to a backup drive. Then
    after OE is set up, I import the messages back from the backup copy of that
    store folder, import the addresses from the backup copy of the address book,
    etc. So far, I've never lost anything <g>
    Toolman Tim, Mar 16, 2006
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    SS Guest

    One problem I found with option 2 is that if the message has the same name
    (even though the time and date are different) the latest one tries to
    overwrite the earlier one copied
    SS, Mar 24, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In SS spewed forth:
    That wouldn't surprise me. Probably a nested folder remedy would be in
    order - file by date sort of system if needed.
    Toolman Tim, Mar 25, 2006
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