Data Recovery Made EasyWritten by Emil Malmberg
Today millions of people all around world depend on their computers for their daily work, and while modern computers are fairly reliable millions of dollars are lost every year due to technical problems and loss of data. If you spend more than a few hours per month in front of your computer you probably have some important documents and emails somewhere on your harddrive. In fact, many computers users have result of hundreds of hours of hard work stored on their harddrives. What most people do not realize though, is that computers and harddrives is not a very secure place to store important information. A virus attack, disk crash or even a human error can easily wipe out irreplaceable files or your entire harddrive. While it is possible, although very expensive, to recover information from a crashed or erased harddrive, there is only one simple way to protect your files, emails and other data from crashes and technical disasters. Save backups on CDs, DVDs or some other secure media and update your backups daily! If you have an up to date backup, expensive and complicated data recovery procedures are no longer necessary.
Creating Backups Easy Way When creating backups, it is important that you update you backups often or they will not be very
How to create an Outlook Express BackupWritten by Emil Malmberg
Most Windows users should be familiar with Microsoft Outlook Express. This email program is usually installed with Windows operating system and is probably among most commonly used email program today. While using Outlook Express is fairly easy, finding and backing up emails can be a little more complicated. Since there is a large number of files and folders on a normal computer running Windows first problem is to find files containing your emails. Outlook Express stores emails in .dbx files and there might be several different dbx files depending on how many email folders you have created in Outlook Express. If you are using Windows 98 you can probably locate your emails somewhere in Windows directory. In Windows 2000 emails are usually stored somewhere in user data folder.
Locating email store folder The easiest way to find out exactly where your emails are stored is to start Outlook Express, go to tools menu and open options dialog. In option dialog select maintenance page and click on Store Folder button. Here you can find path to folder containing your emails. To open folder, copy path and paste in in address field of windows file manager. You should see a number of dbx files and possibly some other files too. When using WinBackup you can simply skip this step since WinBackup automatically finds your emails and adds an email icon to User Data section if you are using Outlook Express. WinBackup also locates and backups your address book which if often not included in email folder.