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Where are all my e-mails stored?

Using XPPro with SP2 and MS Office 2003.
Where are all the messages actually kept? I know I can import / export .pst files to achieve this but I don't want to have to. I made a completely new Windows installation and all my Outlook stuff is on the old HDD which is now in an external box and far to inconvenient to dismantle it all and connect it up so I can boot from it and run the old Outlook. I want to just open the correct folder location in MS Explorer and copy it to the new version of Outlook but I can't find the right location.

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Link about.

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(NT) So basically I can't! Thanks Microsoft; another coup.

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In reply to: So basically I can't! Thanks Microsoft; another coup.

I use that article to backup and restore the files (too many times.)

What may be going on is there is too much information in the article so try this. Look at as to how to find it.

Finding a file is a basic Windows skill so I never write how.


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