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Old August 1st 07, 03:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook,microsoft.public.outlook.general
LurfysMa
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Default Best way to save emails to DVD

What's the best way to save a bunch of emails to CD or DVD so that
they can be browsed or searched by someone who may not have Outlook
installed.

I have been required by the Court to produce a copy of all of the
emails in a case I have been working on. There are probably 400-500
emails in that case and they are buried in a /Clients folder
containing almost 10,000 items.

I did several searches in the /Clients folder and moved those emails
to a /Court folder. I have 472 items so far.

I then selected that folder (/Clients) and copied the contents (472
items) to a temporary folder. (I don't have any blank DVDs at the
moment to test with.) It now contains 472 items with an extension of
".msg".

When I double-click on any of those items, they open up in some kind
of an Outlook browser. If I open them with Notepad, they display with
a lot of unprintable characters.

It looks like I was able to get the emails to a place where I could
easily copy them to a DVD. Now all I need to do in make sure they are
in a format that anyone can view.

Is it likely that any PC (such as at the Court) would have software on
it that could view these emails?


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Old August 1st 07, 10:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook,microsoft.public.outlook.general
Vanguard
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Default Best way to save emails to DVD

"LurfysMa" wrote in message
...

I did several searches in the /Clients folder and moved those emails
to a /Court folder. I have 472 items so far.

I then selected that folder (/Clients) and copied the contents (472
items) to a temporary folder. (I don't have any blank DVDs at the
moment to test with.) It now contains 472 items with an extension of
".msg".

When I double-click on any of those items, they open up in some kind
of an Outlook browser. If I open them with Notepad, they display with
a lot of unprintable characters.

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Office 2007 Pro on WinXP



Don't have OL2007. In OL2002, use the "File - Import and Export" menu
to export to a file. Pick a format usable to you outside of Outlook,
like CSV (comma-separated values) which is a text file that, for
example, you can open in Notepad or Excel.

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Old August 2nd 07, 06:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook,microsoft.public.outlook.general
LurfysMa
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Default Best way to save emails to DVD

On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 16:46:02 -0500, "Vanguard"
wrote:

"LurfysMa" wrote in message
.. .

I did several searches in the /Clients folder and moved those emails
to a /Court folder. I have 472 items so far.

I then selected that folder (/Clients) and copied the contents (472
items) to a temporary folder. (I don't have any blank DVDs at the
moment to test with.) It now contains 472 items with an extension of
".msg".

When I double-click on any of those items, they open up in some kind
of an Outlook browser. If I open them with Notepad, they display with
a lot of unprintable characters.

--
Office 2007 Pro on WinXP



Don't have OL2007. In OL2002, use the "File - Import and Export" menu
to export to a file. Pick a format usable to you outside of Outlook,
like CSV (comma-separated values) which is a text file that, for
example, you can open in Notepad or Excel.


OK, that worked, sort of. I got all 500+ emails in a single flat file
that is readable using Notepad.

Is there some way that I can get each email in a separate file, maybe
with a .txt or .dat extension, containing just the text of the email
inclding the header. Extra credit if the filename is the time stamp
when sent.

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