I dont know if this will help anyone but I had to figure...
by wschultz57 - 6/9/11 10:46 AM
In Reply to: ???? by dancingruth71
... This one out for myself. I recently uninstalled AOL v 9.5 (after having 9.0 for a while) and remembered I needed the saved emails from my saved to my PC folder. I installed v 9.6 and alas, they were gone. However, When I uninstalled AOL, it moved all the PFC related folders to a folder titled AOL Saved PFC's onto the desktop. I seriously struggled with this for hours trying to figure out how to reintegrate this file into the AOL saved email. I tried all the AOL help file recommendations but alas, no luck. What I had to do was start the AOL system information program. From there I hit the AOL Software tab. There will be a "Open Data Folder" button on the right hand side. Hit this button, and copy down the path you see in the address bar. I would recommend saving this text onto a text file and keep it on your desktop. From there, shut down the computer, and start it in safe mode by restarting and start pressing the F8 key after your manufacturers logo appears on screen as the computer starts (Why will be explained later). Select start in Safe Mode, and let it load. Now, open up the Saved PFC folder which is on your desktop, and look through all the AOL installations listed. There could be AOL v. 9.0, then AOL v. 9.0a and so forth for any and all AOL installations you have ever installed on your system. Look for the last one, the last folder/version listed (in my case before the AOL v. 9.5a folder was the one I needed) Open the folder, and open the Organize folder, and find the file that is listed with no extension. It should take the file name of your screen name, and no extension listed. Usually if you have any amount of saved mail, it will be a file several Mb's in size. The other files in this folder will be only several hundred Kb's. Now, leave this window open. Next, open up the my computer icon on your start list. Open the text file with the path you saved earlier from the AOL Software Information program. Copy that path into the my computer windows address bar, and hit enter. This should bring you to the current AOL installation data folder for organizing computer preferances and files. Now, go back to the window I said to keep open with the extension-less file that's named after your screen name. Drag that file and drop it into the current installation folder. It will ask if you want to replace the existing file. Click yes. Now, restart your computer, and start AOL. If you did everything right, your saved emails should pop up right where they used to be in your mail box. Best of luck!
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