Transfer Microsoft® Outlook Express Data To New Computer
What are the ways to back up and restore Microsoft Outlook Express data and transfer data to new PC?
Microsoft Outlook Express is a widely used e-mail client from Microsoft. This has got new and improved features. This is a product from Microsoft. There are chances that Microsoft Outlook Express account gets deleted. In such situations, you need to access all the mails and address books. It would be better to take the backup copies of all the mails and address books in Microsoft Outlook Express. From such folders, you could be able to restore all files and contacts. You could copy these backup folders to removable media like CD, USB etc. You cold use them in the new computer and could transfer all the data to the new PC.
Below given points are about backup and restore of Microsoft Outlook Express data, tips to transfer data to a new PC and tips to fix issues related to the process:
- Backup and restore Microsoft Outlook Express data
- Transfer Microsoft Outlook Express data to the computer
- Tips to fix the issues
Backup and restore Microsoft Outlook Express data
Firstly, you need to find the message folder location. You would click 'Tools' and select 'Options'. You would select the 'Maintenance' tab and the 'store folder' button. In the next screen, you need to copy the location of message. You would take 'Run' from the Start menu and then paste the path there. Then, click OK. From the new window, you would select all folders and copy them to a desktop or to removable media. In order to back up address book, you would click File and then choose Export. Then, click 'Address Book'. While you do that, address book would become a text file which is having comma-separated values. You would also copy that file and save that to any removable media. In order to restore that, copy all the files from the backup folders of mail and address book. Then, paste folders in mail backup folder to store folder in Microsoft Outlook Express. To restore address book, click Import and then Address book from backup folder.
Transfer Microsoft Outlook Express data to computer
You need to copy all the backup folders of Microsoft Outlook Express mails and address book to the desktop of the new computer. Open Microsoft Outlook Express and click File. In that, click Import and then select Messages. Then, you would select Microsoft Outlook Express version present in the system. Then, click Next and need to choose Import Mail from an Microsoft Outlook Express 6 Store Directory. You need to click Next. After that, select the backup folder present in desktop and click the Import button. This would bring e-mails to new computer. In order to do bring the address book to new computer, firstly click File, Import and then Address Book. You would choose the backup folder of address book in the desktop and click Import. This would bring the address book to the new computer.
There would be many issues while transferring Microsoft Outlook Express data and address book. It is seen that if there are corrupted entries in the mail and the address book, you could not perform the backup process effectively. If the removable media that you have used are virus infected, there would be issues while restoring those files and contacts. So, you need to check all the files for corruption and format the removable media before using.
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