Restore

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Restore is an operation to place the backed up data from file on disk into the Outlook Express. We advice you to copy backup file to your hard disk before operation, because the hard disk is a most fast device. Please be very careful with restoring procedure, you can overwrite some important data if you select a wrong Identity or a wrong data file.

 

Note: Successful restore is guaranteed only if the current version of Outlook Express is the same or higher used during the backup. Also it is strongly recommended to run Outlook Express at least one time before restoring on a new computer.

 

 

How to restore

 

We recommend to close Outlook Express and other programs that use OE internally (MS Windows Messenger, etc.) during the restore process.

 

Run the program and open Restore page:

 

 

Figure 11: Restore operation.

 

1.Select a file with backed up data (Figure 11; Pos 1)

 

Note: ABF Outlook Express Backup will ask you for password (Figure 12) if you select password-protected backup file:

 

 

Figure 12: Password query.

 

 

Note: There are different backup file formats in ABF Outlook Express Backup version 1.x and 2.x. So use ABF Outlook Express Backup 1.x to restore backup files created with ABF Outlook Express Backup 1.x and use ABF Outlook Express Backup 2.x to restore backup files created with ABF Outlook Express Backup 2.x.

       

2.You can verify the content of file by description or an internal information (Figure 11; Pos 5)
3.Select all parts you want to restore (Figure 11; Pos 2)
4.Select the identity where the data should be restored (Figure 11; Pos 3)

               

Note: You can perform restore to an existing identity or cerate a new empty identity and restore there. Use Create New Identity button (Figure 11; Pos 4) to create a new empty identity.

 

5.Press Restore button (Figure 11; Pos 6) to perform the operation

 

If Outlook Express is still running you'll get a warning message:

 

 

Figure 13: Warning message.

 

We recommend you to close all instances of Outlook Express and other programs that use OE internally (MS Windows Messenger, etc.) You may press No button, but we don't guarantee that restore will be successfully finished in that case.

 

The restore operation takes some time, it's depending on a size of data. You'll be able to see a progress (Figure 14) during the operation:

 

 

Figure 14: Restore operation progress.

 

You will get Restore complete message (Figure 15), if the restore procedure was completed successfully.

 

 

Figure 15: Restore complete.

 

You will get Restore complete with errors message (Figure 16), if errors occurred during restore but you've decided not to abort restore process. Your backup data were restored but some items can be missed.

Click Send Error Report button if you want our support team to investigate the problem.

 

 

Figure 16: Restore complete with errors.

 

You will get Operation aborted message (Figure 17) if the restore operation has been canceled.

 

 

Figure 17: Restore canceled.

 

You will get Operation error message (Figure 18) if some serious errors occurred. Please check if you have enough free space on you disk, close all instances of Outlook Express and other programs that use OE internally (MS Windows Messenger, etc.) and redo the restore operation.

Click Send Error Report button if you want our support team to investigate the problem.

 

 

Figure 18: Some serious errors occurred.

 


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