Can't see the forest cuz the trees are in the way

Discussion in 'Technical' started by melbo, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    How do I save all of my mail in Outlook Express? Sent, Inbox etc...

    I can't seem to find it.

    It's that time of the year to redo this laptop... reformat and reload. Want to export/save/backup/whatever all this mail.

  2. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    I do "Save As" and then burn it to a disc.....
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I save mine into folders. I am thinking about getting one of the cheap flashdrives for backup. Then just throw it in the safe for safekeeping (so I won't lose it!).
  4. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'm not sure if express works the same as outlook, but in outlook, under file, there is a menu called import and export. Use this and export a .pst file. Then you can save it however you want and then re-import it into the new outlook and it will look as you had it before.
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    thanks... working on that now. be up and running again later
  6. Aptus

    Aptus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    You can also select all the messages in the message pane area, then drag them into a folder (make your Outlook window and the other folder window side-by-side). You'll then have a folder full of .eml files. Then, say... burn them to a CD, reinstall Windows, and then open that folder up, select all the message files, and drag them back into your fresh installed Outlook Express.

    Just another way to skin the cat. :)
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