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How can I find outlook express contacts and emails in Norton ghost

Last response: in Windows 7
November 29, 2010 3:52:13 PM

My XP computer crashed and I now have Windows 7. I backed up my old PC with Norton Ghost 10 and have installed Ghost 15 on the new one. It doesn't recognise the recovery points I created, presumably because they relate to the old PC. I can however get it to back up from the recovery points by clicking on them when I display the contents of my hard drive. What I can't work out is how to search for my old Outlook Express emails and address book.Where should I look or how can I search for .dbx if that is the correct file extension? And will Windows 7 recognise the data if I find the files? Any advice would be very welcome particularly if understandable by someone who is largely ignorant of computer matters.
November 29, 2010 6:46:20 PM

Try looking somewhere like:
C:\Documents and Settings\????\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{8F63B40D-5501-4202-C228E-375466A3A1AC}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
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November 29, 2010 7:36:49 PM

Outlook Express stored its Contacts information in a .wab (Windows Address Book) file. Its default location:

C:\Documents and Settings\{YourWindowsLoginName}\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book\{YourWindowsLoginName}.wab

Outlook Express e-mail folders have a .dbx file extension and are located in the directory structure like the following:

C:\Documents and Settings\{YourWindowsLoginName}\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{... globally unique identifier or GUID ...}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

The standard/default files were:

Deleted Items.dbx
Local Folders.dbx
Sent Items.dbx