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Where Can I Find My E-Mail Files

by Here4hlp / April 21, 2004 1:52 AM PDT

I am having problems with my Desktop and having managed to get to the hard drive in DOS mode, I am trying to copy some of my data files to another computer.

Where on the system can I find my earlier e-mail files?

I use MSOE 5.5.


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Re:Where Can I Find My E-Mail Files
by jconner / April 21, 2004 6:59 AM PDT

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{96FE7FCD-8BC0-46DE-84F8-0D1E7F5F19B6}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Probably or something similar. Depends on the OS you are running. They will be named inbox.dbx, sent.dbx,outbox.dbx etc..

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Re:Re:Oh and about DOS filenames
by jconner / April 21, 2004 7:01 AM PDT

remember you can only use 8 character folder names so use the tilde (~).

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Re:Where Can I Find My E-Mail Files...depends
by TONI H / April 21, 2004 8:41 AM PDT

I believe that conner gave you the location in case you are using XP; however, if you have W98, the location will be:

C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Mail folder

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You have received a couple of answers...
by Edward ODaniel / April 21, 2004 10:57 AM PDT

which may or may not be correct depending on how your specific computer is set up regardless of which Windows version.

If you are able to boot to DOS try these commands:

C: (this places you on the C: drive)

CD \ (this places you in the root of the partition)

DIR *.dbx /s /p (That will provide a directory listing of ALL dbx suffix files on the C: partition and all of its subdirectories)

All that is left is to navigate to the proper directory provided and copy all the files to other media.

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Re:Where Can I Find My E-Mail Files
by Here4hlp / April 21, 2004 5:32 PM PDT

Thanks to all of you.

I am sure tconner's would have given the appropriate reply had I mentioned the OS in use just as TONI H did. Sorry for omitting the OS in use.

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Re:Re:Where Can I Find My E-Mail Files
by jconner / April 21, 2004 11:59 PM PDT

Don't forget your address book - *.WAB

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