How to change the location of Microsoft® Outlook Express data files
What are data files and what are the methods to backup and restore Microsoft Outlook Express data?
Data files are the computer files. The data files are used while debugging a program. They store information regarding the input and output information. The data files are not program files or directory files. There are two types of data files called as open and closed data files. The data on the data files can be called by another application. So they don’t come under the category of executable codes or programs. The data files on the Microsoft Outlook Express application includes the messages, contacts, address books, news accounts, etc. The data files would be stored on the system by default at any of the system folders containing the particular application. The user can backup the data files for avoiding future issues related with the data loss.
Discussed below are some ways to access, backup and restore, find and change the Microsoft Outlook Express data files:
- Ways to backup and restore data files
- Ways to access data files
- Ways to find and change data files location
Ways to backup and restore data files
Open the Microsoft Outlook Express application window and click on the tools option at the top. Then click on options at the bottom of the drop down list. In the options window, choose the maintenance tab and then select the store folder option. In the store folder dialog box, copy the location of the data files provided. Then close the window and paste the location on the Windows Explorer window. Then copy the files from the window and paste on any other location as a backup file. The backed up data can be restored on the system by overwriting the already existing data. The contacts and messages can also restore and backup with the help of import and export functionalities at the file option.
Ways to access data files
The user can access the data files using the Microsoft Outlook Express application from the store folder. The user can access the store location folder from the maintenance tab on the tools option. The location of the data files can be found there. Copy the location and paste on the explorer window. Thus the user can access the various data files from the window using the Microsoft Outlook Express application.
The data files are found in the Microsoft Outlook Express folder on the system by default. The location of the folder changes according to the Windows operating system installed. The folder would be found most probably at the Microsoft Application data folder. The location of the data files can also be changed by the user. For that the user should click on the change option at the store location dialog box that is accessed during the backup of the data files. There, the user can provide the new location for data files.
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