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I've tried to research how to copy mail files to a flash drive and it seems people have more questions than answers. I'm using Windows Vista. I'm having virus issues so I want to copy as many files as I can to flash before trying the fixes that have been suggested. I'm fairly sure the infection did not enter through email.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. -fishergirl.. (catch and release)


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From where you want to copy mail its from Gmail or any other application

You can configure thunderbird or outlook from thunderbird you can move or copy mail to localfolder and from to pen drive

In outlook to can export mail to pst file


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ddukaj said:
whats your email client?
I'm using the email that comes with windows. I'm using windows Vista. To be clear. I'm using windows. When I click on start the panel opens and it says Windows Mail.

Hope that helps.

Thank you.


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To export Windows Mail messages from Windows Mail, do the following:

  1. Open Windows Mail application.
  2. Once opened, go to the top and click File > Export > Messages
    A new window should appear
  3. Once that has, click Microsoft Windows Mail and click Next
    A new window should appear telling you where to to save the messages.
  4. Click Browse to select a location to save the messages. (Ideal spot at the moment is on your Documents).
    A new screen should appear.
  5. If you want to Select All Folders to be exported then leave that checked, and click Next.
  6. It should say, "Your messages were exported in Windows Mail format."

I'm assuming you know how to copy the file to a USB? or was it the whole procedure on how to copy that file to a USB/Flash Drive?
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