Solved Vista mail backup / export

teejay

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Hi Everyone
I hope somebody can help me here...
I want to backup my emails in Win Mail (Vista home premium) - all of them so theres hundreds of them in dozens of folders I have created.
So I go file - export - messages, select a format, select an EMPTY folder on my 1TB external drive, then try to export.
I either get an error message telling me that some files may be corrupt, or that the destination folder may be too small.
Or if I select just a tiny folder to export, it says export successful, but it only exports ONE email - the top one in the list I think?
I really dont think I have corrupted files here - any folder I select to export seems to have a problem...
Any ideas would be very welcome, as my motherboard is flakey, and I want to do the backup ASAP before it 'flakes' again!!!!
Thanks very much
Trev in Cambridge UK
 

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Brink

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teejay

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Hi Shawn
Thanks for the prompt reply here !
Looking at that, it seems like exactly what I have done, empty folder etc
I wonder if theres a problem with it being a USB external HDD or something - I just keep getting the error message, or the 'success' message, with only one dot.emy in the destination folder.
Maybe i will do a dsk chk to see if there is a problem, but as I said, theres about ten sub folders with probably 100 emails in each and I cant seem to export any of them successfully....
I'll get back to you (if I may) with progress on this - it's making me nervous that if my PC dies, I have no backup..............DOH!!!!!
Thanks again
Trev
 

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Brink

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After you have exported into the empty folder on your desktop, place it in a ZIP folder, then see if it will allow you to copy it over to the external HDD. I had someone the other day with this being the only way that they could.
 

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teejay

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Hi Shawn, or is it Mr. Brink ?!!!
You have saved my bacon, pork chops, and my sanity!
Thanks very much, I tried pointing it at an empty folder on the desktop, and hey-presto, the dumb thing could actually cope with that!!
Didn't do a zip, just let it export to the desktop folder, then dragged the folder onto my ext USB HDD - seems fine.
Only bug-ette seems to be that it has 'mis-named' some of my email personal folders e.g. my folder called '!!property cam letting' (the two !!s are to push it to the top of the list) has beed exported as ' !! property cam 2AF', which is a bit wierd, but I can live with it.
Thanks very much, you have really helped with this.
Respect,
Trev
 

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Brink

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You're most welcome Trev. I'm happy to hear that you got it over on your ext HDD now. :)

Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

teejay

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Cheers Shawn, really thanks.
How does this rubbish get released by MS?
Are we really in a world where we trade basic functionality like this, with the ability to see fluffy transparent windows and un-recognisable icons that look like toys for a 4 year-old?
Gees!!!
Or am I being a grumpy old git?!!! I am 50 ....
I still use Win 2000 NT, and have done for 8 years, without this nonsensical stuff.
Oh well..............Life, you can loathe it or you can ignore it, but you CAN'T like it......(Douglas Adams, a Cambridge man I believe).
Thanks again
Trev
 

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