Is there an easier way to rebuild Outlook Express Identities after anO/S reinstall?


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Doc

Currently the way I'm doing it is by backing up the identities folder
and noting which specific subfolder contains which id's, then one by
one recreating each identity through OE, pop settings this, smtp
settings that - then as each new folder appears, get the .dbx files
from the old one and copy paste into place, again noting which ID is
which. Repeat.

Is there a less cumbersome, quicker way to accomplish this?

Thanks.
 
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Bruce Hagen

Doc said:
Currently the way I'm doing it is by backing up the identities folder
and noting which specific subfolder contains which id's, then one by
one recreating each identity through OE, pop settings this, smtp
settings that - then as each new folder appears, get the .dbx files
from the old one and copy paste into place, again noting which ID is
which. Repeat.

Is there a less cumbersome, quicker way to accomplish this?

Thanks.

In the future, yes.

This freeware tool backs up everything in OE in seconds. Disregard what is
written in red. That is referring to a different program.

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB):
http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
 
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Bruce Hagen

This freeware tool backs up everything in OE in seconds. Disregard what
is
written in red. That is referring to a different program.

Outlook Express Quick Backup
(OEQB):http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx

Thanks!

You're welcome. BT-DT many times. When you install OEQB, you will be told
to create a Windows folder to be used for the backup. I kept mine in My
Documents as I backed that up externally often.

Should you need to reformat XP, install OEQB on the new installation, and
copy this folder to the HDD as well. In OEQB, associate the folder and a
restore will make OE look just like you left it. Rules. Toolbar settings.
You name it, and for multiple identities all at once.
 

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