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Aran
05-23-2002, 05:51 PM
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?

Dual-Catfish
05-23-2002, 05:53 PM
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.

Aran
05-23-2002, 06:05 PM
i'm running office2k on win98....

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

Hammer
05-23-2002, 06:06 PM
You might find this of use
http://www.outlook-express-backup.com/

or this

http://www.sitedeveloper.ws/tutorials/outlook.htm

Aran
05-23-2002, 06:06 PM
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?

Hammer
05-23-2002, 06:10 PM
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q196492

http://www.cyberwalker.net/faqs/how-tos/email-backup-faq.html

:)

Aran
05-23-2002, 06:25 PM
alright, i figured it out

thanks everyone.