backing up e-mails in *gasp* outlook

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    backing up e-mails in *gasp* outlook

    before i can reformat my HD and put win2k on it and start fresh and good, i have to back up my dad's 100 e-mails that he has in outlook ::shiver:: and i can't use the import/export features because they haven't been installed and i have no discs for office.

    what file/folder contains the messages (inbox, outbox, etc) that are in outlook?

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    What OS? What version of Office? I think it differs with each.
    I was running OfficeXP with Win2K, and my mail was in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

    Although, don't reformat just yet I'm not totally sure if that's all you have to backup.

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    i'm running office2k on win98....

    i can't believe i didn't say that.

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    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    oh.. here we are.

    i think i found what i'm looking for, it's at

    C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.pst

    does that look right to you?

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    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    alright, i figured it out

    thanks everyone.

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