How to back up Outlook Express e-mails and address book?

Backing up your Outlook Express e-mails could be an arduous task if you’re not sure where to start.  Further,  you must not forget to back up your address book as well for your important contacts.  The textbook approach will have you perform many different steps that will have you scratching your head at the end.  To just back up your emails and address book is really just a simple task.  It is recommended to back up you Outlook Express to an external hard drive or other media to ensure your data is available in case of a hard drive crash.

Here’s how to back up your Outlook Express:

  1. For the e-mails, go to: C:Documents and Settings\Local SettingsApplication DataIdentities i.e. {37118E75-BE35-4208-915D-3225236303EE}MicrosoftOutlook Express
  2. Copy and paste this Outlook Express Folder to an external hard drive or other media.
  3. For the Addresses, go to: C:Documents and Settings\Application DataMicrosoft.
  4. Copy and paste this folder to an external hard drive or other media.

That’s it!  No need to export, compact, or configure anything else.  Following the above steps will help you back up your Outlook Express.

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