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I have heard that there is software that i can get that will alow me to
backup outlook express emails and address book, allowing me to format
my PC and re-install windows. Can anyone give me any info on this
please.


Desmond.
 

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Des wrote:

> I have heard that there is software that i can get that will alow me to
> backup outlook express emails and address book, allowing me to format
> my PC and re-install windows. Can anyone give me any info on this
> please.
>
>
> Desmond.
>

http://www.insideoe.com/backup/

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Rock
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Des wrote:
> I have heard that there is software that i can get that will alow me to
> backup outlook express emails and address book, allowing me to format
> my PC and re-install windows. Can anyone give me any info on this
> please.

There are lots of freebie solutions, but none I've used in the past have
worked all that reliably. The problem is that you find that out only
AFTER you try it. Then it's too late, unless you had the foresight to
manually save/backup the critical stuff.


I rely on a manual process to restore mail and contacts after a reinstall:

Save the .wab (Search to locate) and the Store (Folder Tools > Options >
Maintenance > Store Folder) tree somewhere for safekeeping

Reinstall Windows

Set up the OE acct info (POP and SMTP server, etc)

Find the new Store Folder (see above), rename it and drop the old store
tree where the new store tree was (or, if you prefer, just point the
Store Folder in OE to the where the old store was saved)

Find the new .wab and drop the old .wab where the new .wab is
 
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References:

Backup & Restore OE Data
http://www.insideoe.com/backup/index.htm
http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx

OE Files & Settings
http://www.insideoe.com/files/index.htm

OE Registry Keys
http://www.insideoe.com/files/regkeys.htm

Importing OE Data (all DBX files, including Folders.dbx)
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/how.htm#importOE5

Importing a single DBX file
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/how.htm#importdbx
http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx (last paragraph)

Using WinXP's FAST Wizard, by MVP Gary Woodruff
(Please read the caveats about Outlook Express)
http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

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OE6-specific newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
OE General newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), AH-VSOP

Des wrote:
> I have heard that there is software that i can get that will alow me to
> backup outlook express emails and address book, allowing me to format
> my PC and re-install windows. Can anyone give me any info on this
> please.
>
>
> Desmond.
 

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Des wrote:
> I have heard that there is software that i can get that will alow me to
> backup outlook express emails and address book, allowing me to format
> my PC and re-install windows. Can anyone give me any info on this
> please.
>
>
> Desmond.
>
Won`t the files and settings transfer wizard save OE settings? It won`t
save your passwords though, so be careful to back those up.
 
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"Des" <desotuatail@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1126550743.020292.111230@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I have heard that there is software that i can get that
>will alow me to
> backup outlook express emails and address book, allowing
> me to format
> my PC and re-install windows. Can anyone give me any info
> on this
> please.

I get very good results with this:

http://www.oehelp.com/

It's saved my ass on at least two occasions already and I
also used it when moving my OE store to a computer.

--
Bob

Kanyak's Doghouse
http://www.kanyak.com
 
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"Des" <desotuatail@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1126550743.020292.111230@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I have heard that there is software that i can get that will alow me to
> backup outlook express emails and address book, allowing me to format
> my PC and re-install windows. Can anyone give me any info on this
> please.
>
>
> Desmond.
>

Take a look at ABF Outlook Express Backup
(http://www.abf-soft.com/outlook-express-backup.shtml).

I've been using it for a couple of years with customers transferring from an
old PC to a new PC. Is very easy to use and works quite well.


Gary Richtmeyer
 

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