Solved saving incredimail on external hard drive

October 16, 2011 at 17:10:27
Specs: Windows XP
Does incredimail save it's data on external hard drives? I had to whipe my computer clean (back to factory condition). I saved data on a click free external hard drive. Everything was restored back to original location except for incredimail emails and contacts...Was the data saved like all the rest?

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October 18, 2011 at 04:52:05
You should still have everything sherice, the normal place for saving the files ( which a full backup should have done ) is > Documents and Settings\your name\Local Settings\Application Data\IM

As I say, you should have the IM folder on your backup drive.
http://email.about.com/od/incredima...
http://help.incredimail.com/incredi...

If you are still having problems locating your stuff, these are file extensions used by Incredimail, try a search for them.
file extensions: ima, imb, ime, imf, imh, imi, imk, imm, imn, ims, imw, lfa, pds file types.



#1
October 16, 2011 at 22:52:19
"Was the data saved like all the rest?"

You can only find that out by doing a search.


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October 17, 2011 at 00:59:45
Thanks Johnnw for trying to help. Yes I did a search many times over and over but came up with nothing. Upon doing research on the internet, it appears that to save Incredimail data I should have used Incredimail data cab which I did not use. I was just wondering is that the only way to save and restore the incredimail data?

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October 17, 2011 at 01:14:35
Ok sherice, I am now googling as well, did you display your hidden folders?

Folder Options
To access: Control Panel > Folder Options or My Computer or Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options,
tick/check > Show hidden files and folders. Also uncheck > Hide protected operating system files. Click > Apply & OK.
How to see hidden files in Windows
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...


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October 18, 2011 at 02:53:35
Wow! You are really great to be trying so hard. I appreciate it as I lost all my email contacts and attached photos. Yes I checked hidden files but was afraid to check hidden system files as I don't want to damage my computer again. Thanks again and if you have any other suggestions, I would be grateful but at this point I am starting to believe all is lost. If I start to be brave, maybe I'll try system files.

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October 18, 2011 at 04:52:05
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You should still have everything sherice, the normal place for saving the files ( which a full backup should have done ) is > Documents and Settings\your name\Local Settings\Application Data\IM

As I say, you should have the IM folder on your backup drive.
http://email.about.com/od/incredima...
http://help.incredimail.com/incredi...

If you are still having problems locating your stuff, these are file extensions used by Incredimail, try a search for them.
file extensions: ima, imb, ime, imf, imh, imi, imk, imm, imn, ims, imw, lfa, pds file types.


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October 18, 2011 at 15:32:23
OMG! I did a search with imf and a whole lot of stuff came up under the path of c:\documents and settings\my name\local settings\application data\ IM\run time\letter. That's the good news. The bad news is when viewing info it comes up gibberish. All attempts to transfer the information back to incredimail ( thinking incredimail will just decifer the info) with their wizard I get " file not found. Please verify correct file name". When attempting to transfer with the computer's transfer wizard it comes up "does not contain stored info". I'll try more searches with the other extensions as maybe they are all needed to decifer info or maybe I need more research on which version I originally had as that could be the problem. Man that will be time consuming but if I can decifer even just my stored email address that will be an accomplishment and I will sacrifice the stored pictures and other info. Again thanks so much Johnw and if you have the time and the inclination maybe you can help with a method to transfer the data. But if you are sick of me I will understand. (lol).

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#7
October 18, 2011 at 16:29:00
Without reading everything again, here is what I would try.

1: Install Incredimail.

Go to your backup drive, Copy all the files & then Paste them in the corresponding section of Incredimail on your main drive.

Anything already in Incredimail on your main drive, that you want to keep, save it somewhere safe, because when you paste the old info, it will probably overwrite it.


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#8
October 18, 2011 at 23:10:40
Ok. I will give it a try. Thanks again Johnw. I will keep you posted

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