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Old October 9th, 2006, 09:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
rogeepete
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I seem to have "lost" the last part of the path where I can find my messages.
I start with C: Documents and Settings, roger,local settings, applications
data, etc....but I do not see \Microsoft\Outlook Express at the very end. I
have used this complete path in the past to back up.

Thanks
--
Roger
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Old October 9th, 2006, 09:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen
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Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of
your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight the folder
location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then Start | Run | Ctrl+V will put the
location in the box - Click OK and you'll see the OE files. Otherwise, write
the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer.

In WinXP, Win2K & Win2K03, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options
Icon | View, or in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~

"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
I seem to have "lost" the last part of the path where I can find my
messages.
I start with C: Documents and Settings, roger,local settings, applications
data, etc....but I do not see \Microsoft\Outlook Express at the very end.
I
have used this complete path in the past to back up.

Thanks
--
Roger


  #3  
Old October 10th, 2006, 01:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
rogeepete
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Posts: 49
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To Bruce Hagan

Thanks for your reply....I'm running XP and trying to view all of my files
so I can back them up. You say by default, the OE user files are hidden...I
have been using the complete path to do my backup and don't recall having any
trouble in finding them but now, I see the complete path as you suggest, but
when I tried to view the "now-hidden" files, I got as far as View and an
error message appeared: "Windows cannot find C:\Documents. Make sure you
typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, Click the
Start button, and then click Search."

When I did the search, it said it would not look in the hidden files.

I'm still trying to see the complete path in Windows Explorer so I can drop
and drag the files to a backup zip disk.

I really appreciate your prompt help.

Roger
--
Roger


"Bruce Hagen" wrote:

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of
your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight the folder
location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then Start | Run | Ctrl+V will put the
location in the box - Click OK and you'll see the OE files. Otherwise, write
the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer.

In WinXP, Win2K & Win2K03, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options
Icon | View, or in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~

"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
I seem to have "lost" the last part of the path where I can find my
messages.
I start with C: Documents and Settings, roger,local settings, applications
data, etc....but I do not see \Microsoft\Outlook Express at the very end.
I
have used this complete path in the past to back up.

Thanks
--
Roger



  #4  
Old October 10th, 2006, 02:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen
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Posts: 7,956
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Did you uncheck Show Hidden Files and Folders?

When you did the search, did you click Advanced and include Hidden Files and
Folders?

Have you moved the Message Store? Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store
Folder will show the current location.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~

"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
To Bruce Hagan

Thanks for your reply....I'm running XP and trying to view all of my files
so I can back them up. You say by default, the OE user files are
hidden...I
have been using the complete path to do my backup and don't recall having
any
trouble in finding them but now, I see the complete path as you suggest,
but
when I tried to view the "now-hidden" files, I got as far as View and an
error message appeared: "Windows cannot find C:\Documents. Make sure you
typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, Click
the
Start button, and then click Search."

When I did the search, it said it would not look in the hidden files.

I'm still trying to see the complete path in Windows Explorer so I can
drop
and drag the files to a backup zip disk.

I really appreciate your prompt help.

Roger
--
Roger


"Bruce Hagen" wrote:

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of
your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight the folder
location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then Start | Run | Ctrl+V will put the
location in the box - Click OK and you'll see the OE files. Otherwise,
write
the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer.

In WinXP, Win2K & Win2K03, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must
enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder
Options
Icon | View, or in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~

"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
I seem to have "lost" the last part of the path where I can find my
messages.
I start with C: Documents and Settings, roger,local settings,
applications
data, etc....but I do not see \Microsoft\Outlook Express at the very
end.
I
have used this complete path in the past to back up.

Thanks
--
Roger




  #5  
Old October 10th, 2006, 05:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
rogeepete
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Posts: 49
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To Bruce Hagan

When I do my Search, I assume I should use All Files and Folders.
What should I type in for the name of the file I am searching for?
The two parts I miss are Microsoft\Outlook Express, which follow the long
string of letters and numbers.

I asssume I should check the 'look for hidden files and folders"

When I do the Message Store-Tools-Options-Maintenance-Store Folder, it shows
that it is in C:\Documents and Settings.....and it shows all including the
Microsoft and Outlook Express at the end.

But when I use Windows Explorer and click on each file, I get to the long
list of letters and numbers, but that's where I see nothing further, whereas
as before I saw Microsoft and clicked on that, and then Outlook Express. When
I clicked on Outlook
Express, then the ten files appeared including the .dbx files.

Forgive me if I am redundant but I would like to get back to where I was on
this backup thing. I don't know what I did to change things.

Again, Thanks.

Roger
--
Roger


"rogeepete" wrote:

To Bruce Hagan

Thanks for your reply....I'm running XP and trying to view all of my files
so I can back them up. You say by default, the OE user files are hidden...I
have been using the complete path to do my backup and don't recall having any
trouble in finding them but now, I see the complete path as you suggest, but
when I tried to view the "now-hidden" files, I got as far as View and an
error message appeared: "Windows cannot find C:\Documents. Make sure you
typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, Click the
Start button, and then click Search."

When I did the search, it said it would not look in the hidden files.

I'm still trying to see the complete path in Windows Explorer so I can drop
and drag the files to a backup zip disk.

I really appreciate your prompt help.

Roger
--
Roger


"Bruce Hagen" wrote:

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of
your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight the folder
location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then Start | Run | Ctrl+V will put the
location in the box - Click OK and you'll see the OE files. Otherwise, write
the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer.

In WinXP, Win2K & Win2K03, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options
Icon | View, or in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~

"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
I seem to have "lost" the last part of the path where I can find my
messages.
I start with C: Documents and Settings, roger,local settings, applications
data, etc....but I do not see \Microsoft\Outlook Express at the very end.
I
have used this complete path in the past to back up.

Thanks
--
Roger



  #6  
Old October 10th, 2006, 06:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen
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Posts: 7,956
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To see the dbx files you must do the following as I previously posted.

In WinXP, Win2K & Win2K03, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options
Icon | View, or in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.

If you do a search, you must include Hidden Files and Folders if you did not
do the above.

Search for *.dbx
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~

"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
To Bruce Hagan

When I do my Search, I assume I should use All Files and Folders.
What should I type in for the name of the file I am searching for?
The two parts I miss are Microsoft\Outlook Express, which follow the long
string of letters and numbers.

I asssume I should check the 'look for hidden files and folders"

When I do the Message Store-Tools-Options-Maintenance-Store Folder, it
shows
that it is in C:\Documents and Settings.....and it shows all including the
Microsoft and Outlook Express at the end.

But when I use Windows Explorer and click on each file, I get to the long
list of letters and numbers, but that's where I see nothing further,
whereas
as before I saw Microsoft and clicked on that, and then Outlook Express.
When
I clicked on Outlook
Express, then the ten files appeared including the .dbx files.

Forgive me if I am redundant but I would like to get back to where I was
on
this backup thing. I don't know what I did to change things.

Again, Thanks.

Roger
--
Roger


"rogeepete" wrote:

To Bruce Hagan

Thanks for your reply....I'm running XP and trying to view all of my
files
so I can back them up. You say by default, the OE user files are
hidden...I
have been using the complete path to do my backup and don't recall having
any
trouble in finding them but now, I see the complete path as you suggest,
but
when I tried to view the "now-hidden" files, I got as far as View and an
error message appeared: "Windows cannot find C:\Documents. Make sure you
typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, Click
the
Start button, and then click Search."

When I did the search, it said it would not look in the hidden files.

I'm still trying to see the complete path in Windows Explorer so I can
drop
and drag the files to a backup zip disk.

I really appreciate your prompt help.

Roger
--
Roger


"Bruce Hagen" wrote:

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location
of
your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight the folder
location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then Start | Run | Ctrl+V will put the
location in the box - Click OK and you'll see the OE files. Otherwise,
write
the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer.

In WinXP, Win2K & Win2K03, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by
default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must
enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder
Options
Icon | View, or in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~

"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
I seem to have "lost" the last part of the path where I can find my
messages.
I start with C: Documents and Settings, roger,local settings,
applications
data, etc....but I do not see \Microsoft\Outlook Express at the very
end.
I
have used this complete path in the past to back up.

Thanks
--
Roger



  #7  
Old October 10th, 2006, 07:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Jim Pickering
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Open Outlook Express, click Tools/Options/Maintenance and then the Store
Folder button. The path may be highlighted, but if it is not, use the Tab
key to go from field to fielt until it is highlighted, then press Ctrl+C to
copy it to the clipboard. Now click Start/Run and in the address bar, click
once, then press Ctrl+V to copy the file path into it and press OK.
Explorer will open and any files should be displayed (if you have Show
hidden files selected under Tools/Folder Options).
--
Jim Pickering, MVP, Windows Mail Apps
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/pr...8-1171988A62D6
Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.






"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
To Bruce Hagan

When I do my Search, I assume I should use All Files and Folders.
What should I type in for the name of the file I am searching for?
The two parts I miss are Microsoft\Outlook Express, which follow the long
string of letters and numbers.

I asssume I should check the 'look for hidden files and folders"

When I do the Message Store-Tools-Options-Maintenance-Store Folder, it
shows
that it is in C:\Documents and Settings.....and it shows all including the
Microsoft and Outlook Express at the end.

But when I use Windows Explorer and click on each file, I get to the long
list of letters and numbers, but that's where I see nothing further,
whereas
as before I saw Microsoft and clicked on that, and then Outlook Express.
When
I clicked on Outlook
Express, then the ten files appeared including the .dbx files.

Forgive me if I am redundant but I would like to get back to where I was
on
this backup thing. I don't know what I did to change things.

Again, Thanks.

Roger
--
Roger


"rogeepete" wrote:

To Bruce Hagan

Thanks for your reply....I'm running XP and trying to view all of my
files
so I can back them up. You say by default, the OE user files are
hidden...I
have been using the complete path to do my backup and don't recall having
any
trouble in finding them but now, I see the complete path as you suggest,
but
when I tried to view the "now-hidden" files, I got as far as View and an
error message appeared: "Windows cannot find C:\Documents. Make sure you
typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, Click
the
Start button, and then click Search."

When I did the search, it said it would not look in the hidden files.

I'm still trying to see the complete path in Windows Explorer so I can
drop
and drag the files to a backup zip disk.

I really appreciate your prompt help.

Roger
--
Roger


"Bruce Hagen" wrote:

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location
of
your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight the folder
location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then Start | Run | Ctrl+V will put the
location in the box - Click OK and you'll see the OE files. Otherwise,
write
the location down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer.

In WinXP, Win2K & Win2K03, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by
default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must
enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder
Options
Icon | View, or in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~

"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
I seem to have "lost" the last part of the path where I can find my
messages.
I start with C: Documents and Settings, roger,local settings,
applications
data, etc....but I do not see \Microsoft\Outlook Express at the very
end.
I
have used this complete path in the past to back up.

Thanks
--
Roger



  #8  
Old October 10th, 2006, 09:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
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Posts: 1,197
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"rogeepete" wrote in message
...
To Bruce Hagan

When I do my Search, I assume I should use All Files and Folders.
What should I type in for the name of the file I am searching for?
The two parts I miss are Microsoft\Outlook Express, which follow the long
string of letters and numbers.


In Search, after choosing "All files and folders" click "More advanced
options" and then "Search hidden files and folders.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Answer in newsgroup. Don't send mail.


 




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