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Don't want to lose all my emails again.
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Posted February 6, 2012 at 12:54PM
Over the years, I've reloaded Windows (various: 95 through Vista) several times—but not recently. On some of those occasions I lost all my emails. I can't allow that to happen again. An additional difficulty, I have just changed my email address—so I no longer have access to old emails via my old provider. I only have what's on my system.
My Windows Mail Email Store Folder is on a separate partition. Will they be safe there? I.e., is it just a matter of and after the reload, importing them back into Windows Mail?
While I'm at it, I've never been able to get back-up utilities to work for me. I guess I just don't understand them—which is why I back up most every file onto separate partitions, not once, but twice. And so, were I to copy and paste the Email Store Folder to a second location, would that offer me a second backup?
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Posted February 6, 2012 at 6:49PM
Windows Mail Email Store Folder is on a separate partition. Will they be safe there?
Yes if op system crashes but no if partition is on same drive and drive fails.
Back ups should always be to two separate sources, one being an external source like external drive / DVD / online server
And so, were I to copy and paste the Email Store Folder to a second location, would that offer me a second backup?
Yes see above.
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