Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email Recover Mail and AOL Data From 'Saved on My PC' Backup by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on October 29, 2018 Tom Merton / Getty Images Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email So you want to move your AOL data to a new computer, even when AOL is no longer working on your old one? Or you want to recover from a backup copy of your Saved on My PC files after a hard disk crash? It's easy. Just by copying a few files, you will be up, running and AOL-ing again. Recover From a 'Saved on My PC' Backup To recover mail and other AOL data from a Saved on My PC backup: Log on to AOL with your screen name at least once.Make sure AOL is not currently running.Search your computer for a file called (your AOL screen name).abi.If your screen name is myscreenname, for example, search for a file called myscreenname.abi.You should find it in a folder called Organize. A typical location is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\C_America Online 9.0\organize. You can go to this folder directly, too.Go up one directory, to the C_America Online 9.0 folder.For other versions of AOL, the folder name may be different. In any case, go up one directory from the organize folder.Rename the organize folder organize.save.Go up another directory.Open the folder containing the backup copy of your old Organize folder in a new Explorer window.Highlight the backup Organize folder.Press Ctrl+C.Switch to the AOL folder window.Highlight C-America Online 9.0 or whatever the folder containing the organize.save folder is called on your system.Press Ctrl+V.Log on to AOL.If everything is back in place, and you can now delete the organize.save folder.