Where does outlook express store the .pst/.dbx data file?

by admin on July 28, 2006 · 3 comments

in Howto, Tips, Windows XP

Microsoft outlook and outlook express are widely used email client programs. It is good idea to backup .pst data file.

Please note that Outlook and Outlook express are two different products. So procdure to backup is different.

Outlook .pst data file location

Open Windows explorer and goto following folder

C:\Documents and Settings\vivek\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Make sure you replace name vivek with your own login name.

Outlook express .dbx data file location

Outlook express stores settings in windows registry and emails in .dbx file.

a) Open Outlook Express

b) Select Tools > Options > Maintenance > Store Folder

c) Now you will see a dialog that explains the location of the .dbx files.

d) Open file browser and location .dbx location and backup all files to another computer or zip drive or your backup media.

e) Run regedit in the run box (Star > Run) and pressing Enter:

Regedit

f) Now navigate as follows:

Navigate HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Account Manager

g) Select the above key > Click File > Export and save the file.

For more information see this thread

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Raj August 14, 2010 at 4:27 am

Any help you are willing to provide will be appreciated. Thank you.

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2 Berilac May 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Thank you very much, helped me a lot. :)

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3 Doc November 16, 2013 at 12:59 am

Thanks that was huge help

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