Off Topic (WinXP)

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by rafafredd, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. rafafredd

    rafafredd Active Member

    May 31, 2003
    I didn´t know where to ask, so, as I always ask my questions here...

    My computer is tottally F#$%$%¨up. Maybe because of a worm or something like this.

    I want to format my HD and start all over, but I would like to save my email messages.

    In winXP, where is the file with all the email messages (outlook express). Anyone knows the folder location?

    I know that I can configure the folder, and I could just check my configuration at Outlook Express, but the fact is that it doesn´t run anymore. It just crashes, like 90% of my installed programs.

    I tried many virus scaners and none found any virus on my machine. Strange, no?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. Go to outlook express and click on tools-maintainance-store folder. That'll tell you where it is.
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    get express assist ( you can find it in search engines)

    it makes life easy as it can do a full backup of outlook and outlook express... including addresses etc...

    They have a trial period on it for 15 days after that I think its $30

    in either case it totaly rocks I used it to migrate my email from my desktop to the laptop. I also made a backup image that I burned to CD that way I'll never have to worry about losing that precious email :)
  4. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    Here's the default mail file location. Its hidden, so you'll have to enable viewing hidden files in Folder Options.

    c:Documents And Settings(username)Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlookOutlook.pst

    Go there, make a backup, and transfer it to the same location on the new installation. Should work.

  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I'm cool with this question in Tech Talk but Mark was keen to have it over in here, the DAW/Computing area.
    I hope this works. :)
  6. rafafredd

    rafafredd Active Member

    May 31, 2003
    got it.

    It was not at the same folder pointed but I got my 300MB of emails and did a back up...

  7. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Aug 15, 2003
  8. ok lets go back to tape, and a mixing desk
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