Problems restoring outlook express in Windows XP

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ike0069
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Post by ike0069 »

I used fbackup to make a mirror image of OE. Then after reformat I installed latest version of fbackup and tried to restore OE.

It seemed to move everything over, but when I set up OE it only had my address book. The identity was there, but it made a new identity for some reason. I then copied/pasted the .dbx files and all my email are there, but it does not appear that the rules are there. Settign were not imported either, but htat is not a big deal, but I would like to get the rules imported if possible.


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
Before runing the restore, you need to create the email account and close OE.

After that you can perform the restore.


ike0069
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Post by ike0069 »

I thought I did that, so I tried it again and same thing. It imports everything over, but when i open up OE again, I have to go thru the setup and it makes a new identity. I am then able to copy/paste the email folders that were saved into the new identity and I have everything but rules and settings.
I used a mirror copy, so do I need to be restoring from a full back up?


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