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by MO FO / August 12, 2005 11:32 PM PDT

I'm going over to broadband and want to re-install XP first.I've been putting it off for weeks after a virus corrupted my IE6 installation.

I've backed up all my files but can't figure out how to back up my Microsoft Office address book and Microsoft Fax files, I don't want to lose all the "sent items"

How do I save these?

Sorry if this is a stupid question

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600

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Backing up files
by Daviddude / August 13, 2005 1:44 AM PDT
In reply to: RE-INSTALLING

you need to find out what files these programs create and update. Try to use each program then exit it. Then search for files with a modified date of today's date (or the date you do this) the date part of search is in advanced find. when the search is finished, click the date column twice to get the most recent files at the top of the list and those might be the files you need to back up.

Good Luck, and let me know if it worked.

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by MO FO / August 14, 2005 11:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Backing up files

Hi David

It didn't make any difference but all sorted now, see my reply to Ray below



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In my version of outlook [2000]
by Ray Harinec / August 13, 2005 2:15 AM PDT
In reply to: RE-INSTALLING

the files extension is pst.

Try a search for *.pst files.

MS makes sure that Outlook is different than any other beast.

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by MO FO / August 14, 2005 11:40 PM PDT

That worked a treat

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