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Posted: 8/20/2004 3:13:25 PM EST
In windows XP Pro, what files do I need to back up to save all my mail, my address book, favorites, etc? Then, what directory do I copy them to once I do a clean install of Windows XP? I use Outlook. I think the extensions are .PAB for my address book, .EML for mail messages. I can't remember for sure though.....

Gonna reformat and do a clean install, get rid of this bullshit toolbar trojan for good. <sigh>
Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:22:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:02:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 6:06:20 AM EST by rkbar15]
How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data

Outlook 2002 file locations:

The following is a list of data store and configuration files used by Microsoft Outlook. Some of the folders might be hidden folders. To view them, double-click My Computer on your desktop, and then on the Tools menu, click Folder Options, click the View tab, and then click the Show hidden files and folder option.

Outlook data files (.pst)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Offline Folders file (.ost)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Personal Address Book (.pab)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Menu and view settings (.dat)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Outlook Bar shortcuts (.fav)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Default program settings (.inf)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Outlook contacts nicknames (.nick)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Rules (.rwz)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Print styles (Outlprnt with no extension)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Signatures (.rtf, .txt, .html)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures

Stationary (.html)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Stationary
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Stationary
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Stationary
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Stationary

Custom forms
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Forms
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Forms
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Forms
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Forms

Dictionary (.txt)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Proof
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Proof
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Proof
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Proof

Templates (.oft)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

Send/Receive settings (.srs)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Message (.msg, .htm, .rtf)
Windows 98: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows Me: drive:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows NT 4.0: drive:\Winnt\Profiles\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Windows 2000/XP: drive:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:37:51 AM EST
tagged

We should have a fourm just for computer problems.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:51:29 AM EST
"We should have a fourm just for computer problems."

We do....
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 7:01:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjrowley:
tagged

We should have a fourm just for computer problems.



www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=1&f=124
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:40:45 AM EST
tag, I was asked to backup the computer at work, didn't know what needed to be saved.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 12:27:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By peekay:

Originally Posted By mjrowley:
tagged

We should have a fourm just for computer problems.



www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=1&f=124



Thanks for the heads up.

I appreciate it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 12:42:41 PM EST
Back up all porn.

I lost 12 gigabyte of prime porn once and cried for a week.


Bobwrench
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:55:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By bobwrench:
Back up all porn.

I lost 12 gigabyte of prime porn once and cried for a week.


Bobwrench



I don't have any prOn. I am back online with a clean install. Yahoo!
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