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In what folder does outlook express 6 store mail on windows XP? I don't need to migrate or export, I just need to know the folder (or registry) location where the mail is stored by default.

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%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\<GUID>\Microsoft\Outlook Express\*.dbx
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thanks for a life saver! –  Timo Huovinen Jan 4 '11 at 21:56
    
@Yuri: Here's another. –  grawity Jan 4 '11 at 22:01
    
It's not for me, I don't use outlook express, I just finished doing a hard drive swap for someone else, so copy pasting the folder was a must, this + registry + address book and everything works. :D –  Timo Huovinen Jan 4 '11 at 23:55

Open Outlook, go to Tools> Options> Maintenance Tab >Store Folder button, highlight and copy the path, then open a run command and paste it in there, hit OK.

If OE will not open browse there manually using Windows Explorer

C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Identities\\Microsoft\Outlook Express\

The string of numbers and letters folder will be a unique identifier for Each Identity in OE if they set up more than one Identity there will be more than one of these guid folders, one for each Identity.

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what if I can't open outlook for it's crashy reasons? –  Timo Huovinen Jan 6 '11 at 11:09
    
Check my edit above. –  Moab Jan 6 '11 at 15:15

It is probably in an OE6 or OES folder. This folder could be located in a directory similar to the way they have it setup in Windows 7 which is: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OES or OE6\

-Hope this helps!

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