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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 8:09:40 AM

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After I was unable to boot my 5 year old system running Windows 98SE, I
decided it was time to get a new computer running XP professional. I removed
the hard disk from the old machine,installed it in an external case and was
able to copy the dbx folders to my new xp machine by burning a CDRW disk
connected to another 98SE machine. I hope that all makes sense, however the
bottom line is that I now have all the dbx folders in "My Documents" in my
new XP machine.
How do I bring these dbx folders containing past emails into my now current
Outlook Express email programme on the new XP Machine ?
I would appreciate a step by step instruction please.


Ian
July 15, 2005 3:16:00 PM

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"Ian Matthews" <matthei@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:8GGBe.48973$oJ.8586@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> After I was unable to boot my 5 year old system running Windows 98SE, I
> decided it was time to get a new computer running XP professional. I
removed
> the hard disk from the old machine,installed it in an external case and
was
> able to copy the dbx folders to my new xp machine by burning a CDRW disk
> connected to another 98SE machine. I hope that all makes sense, however
the
> bottom line is that I now have all the dbx folders in "My Documents" in my
> new XP machine.
> How do I bring these dbx folders containing past emails into my now
current
> Outlook Express email programme on the new XP Machine ?

First, make sure that a) you have the file called Folders.dbx amongst the OE
files, and b) that the files have had the "read-only" attribute removed.
(Right-click on each file and select "properties")

Then open OE and go to File-Import-Messages, follow the prompts and navigate
when asked to your My Documents folder. That should be it!

HTH
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 6:46:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

You may do better at an OE group.

OE6 newsgroups.

news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress.stationery

....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 04:09:40 GMT, "Ian Matthews"
<matthei@bigpond.net.au> wrote:

>After I was unable to boot my 5 year old system running Windows 98SE, I
>decided it was time to get a new computer running XP professional. I removed
>the hard disk from the old machine,installed it in an external case and was
>able to copy the dbx folders to my new xp machine by burning a CDRW disk
>connected to another 98SE machine. I hope that all makes sense, however the
>bottom line is that I now have all the dbx folders in "My Documents" in my
>new XP machine.
>How do I bring these dbx folders containing past emails into my now current
>Outlook Express email programme on the new XP Machine ?
>I would appreciate a step by step instruction please.
>
>
>Ian
>
!