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    Backing up emails etc.

    I am having various small problems with my Windows 7 computer (eg. various features in Control Panel will not work) and intend to revert to a Macrium Reflect (free edition) image I made 18 months ago as soon as I had the computer running with a few basic programs. I intend to make a copy of the Documents folder to an external drive, which will allow me to put back most of my data files, but it does not cover such items as emails in Windows Live Mail and Favourites in Google Chrome. Can someone please tell me the paths of theses two items so that I can copy them also before I revert to the early image, plus any other things that I would miss.

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    To backup Chrome bookmarks, you can simply click Chrome's settings icon and then choose Bookmarks->Bookmark Manager. Then, from the Organize drop down, pick the last option from the menu, to export the bookmarks to a HTML file. You just need to save that file and then, once you restore the image, you can simply import it, in a pretty similar way.

    I don't use Live Mail, so can't advise on that, but maybe this post will help: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...ts-and-e-mails
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    WLM: File, Options, Mail, Advanced, Maintenance, Store Folder

    The Store Folder holds all your folders, saved emails, contacts, etc.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Backing up Windows Live Mail

    The above thread should cover everything.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    What I do is to manually copy my WLM folder to my desktop, rename it to WLM backup, then move it back to it's proper location on my data drive. Then when I run File History I will make a backup of the original folder and the Backup folder. Of course I do have to regularly make a new WLM Backup folder for this to be effective. This method, although effective for me, might not work with someone who saves many emails regularly.

    WLM Backup.jpg

    You will notice that my data folders are on a separate D Drive. This is my method of isolating the data from the OS Drive. Some people do this, some don't. YMMV.
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    My main email is Gmail, other accounts are forwarded to it using POP3. I therefore don't have to back them up as Google does it for me automatically, and gives me 15gb free storage space.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    I use imap for my main email account, which keeps a copy of everything on the email server.

    That will prevent my losing my email should my computer crash; but it doesn't protect me in the other situation: if I accidentally delete an email, and then purge the trash folder.

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    Many thanks for all your replies - I have copied all of the replies and will digest.

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    Hi Mike,

    This is how my mail is managed. Mail Tips.pdf
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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