Back-up or Copy Mail Files in MS Outlook Express

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This is a tip about Outlook Express. Please do not mistake it for Outlook which is a part of the Microsoft Office Suite.

You can back up your mail files in Outlook Express and you should so that you will have them just in case of a meltdown.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Start by opening your Outlook Express Store in Windows Explorer.
  2. Select Edit | Select All from the menu in this folder.
  3. Select Edit | Copy from the menu to copy the files or us the shortcut CTRL + C.
  4. Open the folder where you want to keep the back up copies in Windows Explorer.
  5. Select Edit | Paste from the menu, or use the shortcut CTRL + V to paste the files into your back-up folder.

And that's it, you're finished!

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