Since I regularly backup my Outlook Express e-mail and Address Book on my external USB Maxtor hard drive, I might be able to help you with this one.
In order to navigate to the location of your address book AND your Outlook Express DBX files using 'My Computer'(EXPLORER.EXE), you must first "unhide" your system files and allow EXPLORER to display all 'Filename' extensions; at which point Windows will display a stern warning telling you that such an operation could subject your computer to harm. You must be willing to proceed regardless...
You must also know the filename of your own user settings which will be found in [c:\documents and settings\*.*].
The default location of your Address Book file is:
[c:\documents and settings\(your user settings filename)\application data\microsoft\address book\(your user settings filename).wab].
Since navigating to the location of your e-mail(DBX) files and backing them up to a USB storage device is a little more complicated, maybe you should get back to me on this first step which is actually pretty easy to do.
Can someone direct me on which are the files for outlook express address book that I can put on my USB drive. Also if the mail folder "contents can have backup files I can save. I have Win XP SP2
Outlook Express 6.0
Everytime I have to reformat or something, I lose them and it is such a pain re-entering all the info. I know there is a wab.exe and a wab.dll but I don't think that is enough. I've never posted here before so I hope I am in the right place
Thanks for ANY help,
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