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    Dumb Question? (OE 6.00)

    What is the difference, if any, between "backup" and "archive" of selected OE6.0 mail folders? (I use Win98SE.) What I would like to do is put several, but not all, of my more bulky mail folders on a zip disk. Then, when I want to refer to a particular message in one of the folders, I want to be able to just insert my zip disk, open the folder, select and then open the message I want to read. Is such a scenario possible? How is it done? Thanks. Robert

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    Re: Dumb Question? (OE 6.00)

    Normally a backup is a copy is made and the master is left on the disk. Doing a archive, the copy is made and the master is deleted from the drive.

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    Re: Dumb Question? (OE 6.00)

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for the explanation. Is there any way to do what I want to do as explained in my original post? Once I get the mail file on a zip disk, I will empty the folder in my OE application. (So I guess that's archive.) The problem is, once the file is on my zip disk, how can I view the file from the zip disk just as I would in my OE application?
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    Re: Dumb Question? (OE 6.00)

    Helpful tips on archiving and backing up OE single and multiple folders at Tom Koch's site:
    http://www.tomsterdam.com/insideOE/tips/archiving.htm
    http://www.tomsterdam.com/insideOE/backup/...ial.htm#folders

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    Re: Dumb Question? (OE 6.00)

    The copying and archiving from the email programs is a different world. I do NOT us archive in Outlook. If I have a message tha I must keep I save it as a text file or some other type. I do NOT want to limit myself to the NEWER versions NOT being able to read OLDER files.

    I will leave these questions to those who use this function of Outlook or OE.

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    Re: Dumb Question? (OE 6.00)

    Thanks for the tip! Extremely helpful! Robert

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    Re: Dumb Question? (OE 6.00)

    These forums are great.....Here is what I have been doing. I use OE, both at home, and at work. I bring my laptop home, and copy all information in Outlook, Contact list, Calendar etc. to my home computer. This has been working quite well, but the mail has always been a headache. When I sent the OE e-mails to Outlook, I was getting a lot of duplicates. So what I did was to create folders by date, and then put the e-mails into those folders after I had imported from OE. As you can imagine after doing this for several years the folders are quite large...Now why in the name of #$%@$% didnt I think about putting them on a ZIP disk.....Thanks for the wake up call.. Sure it would be easier just to use Outlook, but I don't like it.
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    Backing up O/E messages

    I just throw in a zip disc, create folders (using the same name as those on my hard drive) open each folder then just drag the entire contents (select all) of the folder of the same name on my hard drive over to the zip, it flies across in no time and seems happy to open on any machine that has O/E.

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    Re: Backing up O/E messages

    Thanks for the tip! You answered my question and really solved my problem. You have no idea how much you've helped me!

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    Re: Backing up O/E messages

    You are most welcome, you will find everyone in the forum very helpful - keep touching base when you have a question, or just want to read answers to other questions that often relate to your own. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15> There are some very clever folks in here, to say nothing of the talented Moderators who put up with us all.

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