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Stupid Outlook 2000 questions - where does it store the files?

stingygrrl

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Hi
I want to backup all my important data so I can do a clean reinstal of the OS and purge all the crap that's built up.. Aside from exporting my data to a .pst file in the FILE menu, is there anything else I have to do? Will my contact list and email addresses of people I email be saved in that?
Also I've been archiving files I guess- where would they be? My outbox only shows a few weeks worth of mail.

Thanks!

 

subhuman

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its in windows\application data\microsoft\[product]

kinda annoying. you can change it though, i keep all my email on d:\my documents\email

 

stingygrrl

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Thanks, but the files look too small to contain 18 mos of archived mail!! They're 1-39 KB
Also, is one of those settings files my contact list?
Thanks!
 

FOBSIDE

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are you trying to backup your files? if so you can select FILE -> IMPORT AND EXPORT -> and EXPORT TO FILE and then save it as a .pst file somewhere.
 

stingygrrl

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FOBSIDE,
I did that, but my folders only contain a few months of data. I think the rest are being archived somewhere separate?? Is that right?
Thx
 

nickdakick

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By right clicking on any given folder and choosing Properties you can look up the path in "Autoarchive"(not sure what the name in the English version is).
 

stingygrrl

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Beautiful nickdakick!! That's exactly what I needed! The file sizes are more like it -- 70 MB! I never knew I could right click on a folder like that! Perfect!! :D
Thanks very much everyone!! I never would have found that folder by myself!
 

nickdakick

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You're welcome. :D First time I was in here and could actually help someone. My pleasure. :D
 

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