Outlook express RRS feed

  • Question

  • How to backup Outlook Express email folders and settings??
      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 )

    Thursday, June 7, 2007 8:49 AM


All replies

  • Outlook Express Backup Genie ( www.amicutilities.com/out...ess-backup )  may help you.
    Thursday, June 7, 2007 8:50 AM
  • really helpful.i was looking for a similar app.
    Friday, June 8, 2007 5:37 PM
  • I have used the following two tools for taking complete backup of Outlook express.
    They are really nice and very easy to use. I think you should try it .

    Here are they  :
    123 Outlook Express Backup : http://www.lanssoft.com/   http://www.allnetsoft.com/
    Easy Outlook Express Backup : http://softheap.com/
    Both are not free.

    Here are the freewares :


    Friday, June 8, 2007 6:37 PM
  • Thanx for the cool links guys...
    Monday, June 11, 2007 1:56 AM
  • I used to use Outlook Express very time back.. but i remember that in the documents and setting and frm there to the application data, there is a folder where all the data of the outlook express are kept hidden, you can just copy those files and save it and then can replace it as it is somewhere else.. you will get the data as it is.. There are many files, for different purpose.. like emails, settings, so just study them and you will understand how to backup, as i m not using the outlook i m not having those files to study now...
    Monday, June 11, 2007 3:51 PM
  • Hey Varun the files that you are talking about are only the files for the MESSAGES. It dont contanin the settings, and the message rules, they are stored somewhere else, may be in the registry. And thats why you will require a software that will fetch other settings, but if you want to only backup the mails, then you can find it through this way.

    Open outlook express, right click on the INBOX, and then select properties.
    and then you will see a path where all the mails of it is stored. It will be something like this.
    "D:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{19C3926D-318A-40E1-8554-121B6454EC75}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Inbox.dbx"

    It will differ frmo PC to PC, and from user to user.

    You can do the same and find out the path to where, other folders like deleted mail, outbox, sentmails, etc etc are sent.
    Monday, June 11, 2007 4:12 PM
  • Yup, thatz rite, now we can atleast backup the mails... i just remembered, actually we had some problem in the password and the account was locked out, so we had copied this files to get access to the mails..
    Monday, June 11, 2007 6:29 PM
  • Its really nice to remember old days where we had to do things manually, and we weren't having access much to the internet to find all those tools that would do the that for us automatically. We only had dial-up and that too it was costly, so we used it only for mails Stick out tongue
    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:52 AM
  • just type " local settings" in RUN & Enter , it will apear 'C:\Documents and Settings\Raju bhai\local settings' like this, now enter in Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook & take your .pst file , thats it

    Saturday, September 22, 2007 12:36 PM
  • Hello


    Just click on this websiite. This is 1 MB of software and will backup all the emails , address book from outlook express. Just try it. www.outlook-express-backup.com/  .



    Himanshu dogra


    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 6:51 PM

    I've been using Iopus free guide, but I was looking for some application to schedule my backups. Now I switched to Adolix's email backup tool. www.adolix.com/email-backup/
    Saturday, February 23, 2008 2:50 PM
  • Outlook Express is not longer developed by Microsoft.

    Make the switch to Windows Live Mail.

    You can get it from http://get.live.com
    Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9:03 AM