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    Where are my Outlook Express email files?

    I have to do a destructive recovery on my PC. I want to save all my email folders in Outlook Express and I'd like to save the links in my 'Favorites' list...

    but I can't find them. The emails are not in the Outlook Express folder under 'Program Files'.... at least not that I can see.

    Another question:

    - where is the folder that contains the programs that start up when you start your computer and appear as icons in the task bar in the bottom right corner of your screen?

    Thanks
    Last edited by ubtheboss; 09-25-2002 at 10:22 PM.

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    for the e-mails i wouldnt be able to help but the favorites are in
    C:\windows\favorites (i think)
    for the startup there are a few places
    in the folder
    C:\windows\start menu\programs\startup\ (translated form french so it may vary)
    in the file WIN.INI right at the top
    and a couple of keys in the registry

    basicly alot of places so it wront be a piece of cake to get it all back to whay it was
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    I found the 'Favorites' file. I forgot to mention I use XP. It is in

    c>documents & settings > owner > favorites

    Still can't find my email files or task bar files


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    Think this is what you're looking for:

    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{bunch of numbers and letters}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    Might need to enable view hidden/system files.

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    emails:
    C:\Documents and Settings\NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{421E1B85-94FD-4842-AB20-CBDF1070FF31}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\inbox.dbx

    or you can open Outlook express,
    right click on Inbox and it will show you the path


    >>where is the folder that contains the programs that start up when you start your computer and appear as icons in the task bar in the bottom right corner of your screen?

    They are added when you instaal that program (most of the time). So when you instaal all your programs, they should normaly be there

    edit:
    damn again too late

    Oh yhea enable view hidden files

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    I found the folder 'Indentities' and in it was the folder
    '{C83676A5-5069-4CC9-A83C-5A2A8069E143}' but inside that there was nothing?!? I double checked that I have 'view hidden folders' enabled.

    Any suggestions?

    edit:

    Okay, I right clicked on the Inbox and selected 'Properties'.

    In there I found the file path to what I was looking for. Even though when I went there manually it showed nothing.

    So I copied and pasted that file path into my browser address window and hit 'return' (minus the Inbox file part) and viola!

    ... there are all of my OE email folders!

    Thanks everyone for your help. Hope this helps someone else!

    Last edited by ubtheboss; 09-25-2002 at 11:13 PM.

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    do a search for inbox.dbx in your document and settings folder

    and take the biggest file

    edit: also, there are 2 Identities folders, make sure you are in Local settings/application data/
    Last edited by maes; 09-25-2002 at 11:13 PM.

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    Well, I did my system recovery. Starting from scratch.

    I ripped my OE files onto a cdrom beforehand. Now I am trying to get OE to recognize these files.

    I tried using the 'import messages' function but it won't recognize my folders on my cdrom.

    So copied the email folders on my cdrom into the Outlook Express folder that we found before.

    Then I went back and opened up OE6. The only folder that was showing was my Inbox. So the Inbox had been successfully copied from the cdrom to the OE folder but that's it.

    Why is OE6 not showing my other email folders that are in the same location? Help!?!?

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    you did made a backup of those other .dbx files also right?
    please tell me you did?
    please please please?

    you did copy the whole outlook express folder right?

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    Also, don't forget to change the checkbox from the "read only"
    because when you copy from CD-ROM the files are marked read only

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    I made sure 'view hidden files' was checked just in case something was hidding in the OE Folder. Then I went into the OE folder and selected 'select all' which highlighted everything and then I selected 'send to' my cdrom drive.

    It copied all the dbx files. I can see them on the cdrom. All of the email folders I made before I did the restore.

    Where is this 'read only' box I need to uncheck?

    Thank you for your help

    edit:

    Ok, I found where I can uncheck the 'read only' box under file > properties for the cdrom.

    But now when I try and move or copy the email folder files from the cdrom to the OE folder on my computer I get an error message saying:

    "Cannot copy folders: The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section opened"

    The only window open on my desktop is the one showing the contents of the cdrom, which is necessary in order to select those contents to be copied.

    What am I doing wrong?!?!
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    Sorry for the late reply (I was at the movies)

    >>It copied all the dbx files. I can see them on the cdrom. All of the email folders I made before I did the restore
    Thank God, you gave me a big scare there I realized I explained it pretty bad because I only talked about the inbox.dbx
    but you have them all, that is good

    >>So the Inbox had been successfully copied from the cdrom to the OE folder but that's it.
    So you can see your old mails again right?

    >>Ok, I found where I can uncheck the 'read only' box under file > properties for the cdrom.
    No not of the CD-ROM, you should change the properties of the files after you copied them to your HD

    >>"Cannot copy folders: The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section opened"

    Never heard of it. Maybe try a restart so that you are sure the files are not in use.

    Also, can you copy the files somewhere else on your HD, and try to move them from there?

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    WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

    I can't believe it was something that simple. For some reason it would not copy directly into that OE folder but when I created a folder on my desktop, copied from the cdrom into there and then from there into the OE folder.... viola! It worked!

    .....I hate computers sometimes

    but thank you so much for your kind help!

    Phil

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    I'm glad everything worked out for you

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    re:

    The troubleshoot outlook express and pst
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    has prompted you a path of the Outlook Express files' storage. And now save the damaged dbx files in the safe folder, they can be useful.


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