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OLEXP: How to Back Up the Account List in Outlook Express
Article ID: 188093 - View products that this article applies to.
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For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257824/EN-US/ )OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in the Windows folder.
This article describes how to back up the account list in the Internet Accounts dialog box and their configuration information in Outlook Express.
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.
To back up the account list in the Internet Accounts dialog box and their configuration information in Outlook Express, use Registry Editor to export the following registry key:
To import the .reg file back into the registry, double-click it. If Outlook Express is running when you import the .reg file, quit and then start Outlook Express again for the changes to take effect.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Account Manager\Accounts
Article ID: 188093 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 3.1