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Win 98 OEXPS 5 or 6 users please help

by cocothompson / February 8, 2006 3:11 PM PST

I can't access my old computer(Win 98). Could someone please access your Outlook Express and click: Tools; Options; Maintenance Tab; Store folder and tell me the path you see (where 'personal message store is located'). This should help me find the folder I neeed on my backup CD to import my OE folders and messages.
Many thanks,

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The best option is
by Blue_Zee / February 8, 2006 4:44 PM PST

Slaving that HDD in a working PC and then copy the files with an extension *.DBX (OE store folders) and *.WAB (address book).

Gloing there through DOS is nearly impossible and the location varies.

Hope this helps as it is the safest way to do it.


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Win 98 OEXPS 5 or 6 users please help
by Bob__B / February 8, 2006 9:51 PM PST

C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\{97612180-1610-11D4-A0F5-F00C6435EB4B}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

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Re: outlook store folders
by Kees Bakker / February 8, 2006 11:08 PM PST


It depends if you are using profiles/user names or not. So there's more than one possibility. Bob does, so to see.

If you search for inbox.dbx on your backup, you've got a good change to find the folder you're looking for.

Hope this helps.


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