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  How to backup the mail in Outlook Express
If you need to create a backup of the mail messages in Outlook Express, just follow these steps:
1. In Outlook Express, go to Tools and select Options from the drop-down menu.

2. On the Options window, select the Maintenance tab and click on the Store Folder button.

3. The Store Location window appears; select the information on the text field and copy it (right-click the mouse to access the Copy command).

4. After copying the address of the store folder, close Outlook Express.
Then, open the
My Computer window and Paste the information into the Address bar and click Go. This will open the Outlook Express folder.

5. In the Outlook Express folder, select all the items stored there and copy them.

6. Then, open the folder where you want to keep the backup, and paste the Outlook files into there. This folder may be copied to your personal network U drive or into a CD.
7. If, by any reason, you loose your mail data, you may recover it through this backup:

- close Outlook Express
- copy the mail files in the backup folder and paste them into the original mail folder of Outlook Express
- reopen Outlook Express.

NOTE: all mail created after the backup date will not be recovered.


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