Methods to back-up and restore Microsoft® Outlook Express data
What are the ways to back-up and restore Microsoft Outlook Express data? How do you transfer Microsoft Outlook Express data to a 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. This e-mail client is included with Internet Explorer versions of 4.0 through 6.0. This is also bundled with many versions of Windows from Windows 98 to Windows Server 2003. It will be better to take back-up copies of all mails and address books in Microsoft Outlook Express. From such folders you will be able to restore all files and contacts. You can copy these back-up folders to removable media like CDs, USBs etc. You can use them on a new computer and can transfer all the data to a new PC.
Methods to back-up and restore Microsoft Outlook Express data, ways to transfer Microsoft Outlook Express data on a new PC and tips to solve the issues:
- Ways to back-up and restore
- Ways to transfer
- Tips to fix problems that may occur
Ways to back-up and restore data
In order to back-up Microsoft Outlook Express data, you need to locate the 'Store Folder'. For that you can select ‘Tools’ and go to ‘Options’ and then choose ‘Maintenance’ tab and click on ‘Store Folder’. Then you will get a Store Location dialog box, and copy the store location and close the dialog box. Then you need to create a back-up folder on the desktop and copy the contents of the store folder into this back-up folder. Then you can export all the items such as address book, mails etc through the Export function and save it in the back-up folder. In order to restore Microsoft Outlook Express data, you can use the 'Import' function and open each items from the back-up folder.
Ways to transfer
For transferring Microsoft Outlook Express data mails to a new PC you can use a USB flash drive. First you need to locate the 'Store Folder' and back-up its contents. Export all the items and mails into the back-up folder. Then insert the USB flash drive, and drag the new folder into the USB. Insert this USB into a new machine to import all Microsoft Outlook Express files using ‘Import’.
There will be many issues while transferring Microsoft Outlook Express data. It is seen that if there are corrupt entries in the mail and the address book, you cannot perform the back-up process effectively. If removable media that you have used are virus infected, there will be issues while restoring those files and contacts. So you need to check all the files for corruption and format removable media before using them.
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