saving email folders to CD

April 4, 2009 at 09:22:50
Specs: Windows XP
I want to save all my folders to CD before I change computers, but I don't want/need to restore them in new computer - re email folders - how do I "select all copy,paste, save to drive E - CD and then - this is the hard part -- open them - I get this dbx message, I do not want to open each individual email, copy, paste to word document etc.

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#1
April 4, 2009 at 12:15:24
What email client are you using?

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#2
April 6, 2009 at 14:47:52
Check this one out. I have used it before.www.5starsupport.com/tutorial/save-email-messages.htm

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#3
April 6, 2009 at 14:54:24
File - import/export in Outlook

export the folders to files and then burn the files to cd.


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#4
April 6, 2009 at 15:13:01
this is really great - thank you - it will probably take me a while to translate into "english" as I am new at it, but I will keep trying - just got a message - an error occured while initializing MAP1 - export could not be performed - anyone know what that means?????
lal

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#5
April 6, 2009 at 16:42:54
Again, what email client are you using?

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#6
April 7, 2009 at 07:21:44
outlook express 6.0 - that's what you're asking? I didn't think that mattered altho I did see somewhere about transferring to ? hotmail

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#7
April 7, 2009 at 12:28:49
It means you probably don't have Outlook installed on your computer.

If you want to save the emails, you'll have to save the dbx files to CD.

EEOC


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#8
April 7, 2009 at 12:41:53
but then I can't open them get a message saying need such an such to open - do you want to installl- I say hes - it does stuff and 10 minutes later says - sorry can't do it - ps I lost my original cd for windows xp which may have the program I need to install the program to read dbx. ooohh this is so hard, and frustrating! - thanks for reply - do't know if this helps or changes your answer

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#9
April 8, 2009 at 15:27:09
Don't forget that when you burn a file to CD, it makes it read only. Once you put the dbx file back on your hard drive, you need to remove the read only attribute before you can open the file in Outlook Express.

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#10
April 9, 2009 at 05:49:31
Actually it is very easy. Here is how I save my email folders.
I open Outlook Express; there I have all the folders such as Inbox, Drafts, Friends, etc etc.
First I create on the desktop Folders with the same name Inbox, Drafts, Friends, a.s.o.
Now I highlight all emails in Inbox, move them with the right mouse button into the empty folder Inbox on the desktop and say copy here. That’s all I need to do with all the folders I want to save. After burning these folders to CD they can be opened on any computer hat has Outlook Express installed by double clicking. That’s it.
Cheers de Peter

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#11
April 9, 2009 at 15:11:35
All those steps are not necessary. Just saving the dbx files will suffice.

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