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    Saving OE attachments

    I want to format my C drive (which has become intolerably slow) and reinstall windows from scratch. Having done this with my laptop already, I realized too late that though I'd backed up all the email directories, I hadn't backed up all the attachments to the emails. Is there any way for me to do this before I wipe the C drive? Can I restore them in a way that will allow the restored emails to access them?

    Many thanks,

    Joe

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    How many attachments do you have?

    You can copy them to a CD, USB stick, etc.

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    If you've backed up the emails and the attachments are still attached, there shouldn't be any problems. Also, if these are just mirrors of (say) Hotmail directories, format:c won't erase any of the contents. Just did that myself, and everything was still there.

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    With my laptop, the attachments were all in separate directories with names composed of lots of random letters -- these got erased when i formatted the hard drive. I've got more than 5000 emails -- I'd hate to have to save each attachment separately!

    Joe

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    The attachments should still be attached to the original emails.

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