Network Productivity Group
... a computer consultancy
As promised last week, this week we'll tell you what
folders you should be backing up if you want to insure that your backup
includes your address book. Nothing
is more devastating that having to recreate you hard drive after a crash
or a Windows reinstall and discovering you've lost your address book and
contact with hundreds of people you've spent years collecting e-mail
As much as I loathe doing this there are several caveats
that I must point out:
If you're still with me, here goes:
For Outlook, Outlook Express and Netscape 6 make sure the
folder "C:\Windows\Application Data" is included in your back up
For AOL the folder that contains the AOL address book
information is called "organize".
Somewhere on you hard drive that folder will appear as a
"subfolder" of a folder called "America Online X.0"
where X is the release of AOL you are running (4, 5, 6 etc.).
Usually but not necessarily this folder is "in the root"
(no other folder between it and the C drive) but it might be in
"Program Folders". If
you know how to use Find Files and Folders, find "organize"
wherever it is and make sure you are backing it up on a regular basis.
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