Microsoft Outlook Express – Housekeeping !

Follow these five steps to migrate the Outlook Express (OE) files to the folder of your choice.

Read also the instructions on the Microsoft Support site.

Outlook users can use the Backup Tool from Microsoft.

1. create a folder on your drive

First create a folder to store the OE files.

2. locate the folder on your drive

Then start OE and select Tools, Options, Maintenance, Store Location: enter here the folder (see picture below).

storelocation

3. move the files to the folder on your drive

Close (Exit) the OE application. At next startup of OE, the files will automatically be copied to the new location.

4. Backup your Account Settings

Export the Account Settings to the selected folder for future reference and backup.

Start OE and select Tools, Accounts, Email, Export: enter here the folder (see picture below).

exportaccounts

5. Backup your Address Book

Export your Address Book to the selected folder for future reference and backup.

Start OE and select Address Book, File, Export: enter here the folder (see picture below).

exportaddress

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