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    can anybody explain to me how to transfer all my emails to a viewable folder on my hard drive so that i can open them again in the future...i want to save the email to a folder away from outlook express and be able access/ view them at a later stage?

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    If you were using Thunderbird, I could help. They have a great Import/export tool, as an add-on, which allows you to export in a variety of formats. I'm sure that Outlook Express has something similar.
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    I think the problem is it's Outlook Express, which is a very lite version of the full Outlook email client.

    I know it can be done - but not with an easy click-this-button type functionality I think. I'm going to look into it for murdock a bit later - if someone doesn't post a solution first.
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    Unfortunately I am not on my 2000 machine atm, so I cannot tell where to look, but express saves the mails as .eml files. So if you do a search for *.eml files it should point you to the folder it saves it in and then you can copy it where you like.

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    Chatmaster covered the part that I couldn't remember off the top of my head. Just in case your search draws a blank, the other trick is the folder (and file) might be hidden.

    If you open My Documents > Tools > Folder Options
    click the View tab
    select Show hidden files and folders

    And do the search again.
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    You can have a look at Microsoft's info on backing up and restoring Outlook Express. I don't think you will be able to view them outside of Outlook Express, but you will be able to back it up to CD/DVD and then restore it later if something did happen to go wrong.
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