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    Outlook Express (OE v6.00.2900.2180)

    I use Outlook Express v6.00.2900.2180

    I have done a copy and paste of my currant "email IN " folder
    and pasted it to my external USB.

    From time to time I want to revisit some of these emails.
    Is there a way I can somehow disengage OE from the currant Email In folder

    and open OE in the copy placed in my USB external drive, and then switch back again

    TIA

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    Re: Outlook Express (OE v6.00.2900.2180)

    One suggestion is to install a second e-mail app (such as Thunderbird ) and to import your backed up emails into that program so that you can read your 'archived' emails using the alternative application.

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    Re: Outlook Express (OE v6.00.2900.2180)

    Thanks for the tip

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    Re: Outlook Express (OE v6.00.2900.2180)

    Hello,

    This may be the answer to a problem I'm having.
    I'm trying to retrieve some emails off my wife's old hard drive.
    The copy of XP Home, SP2 on this drive won't start.
    So I have the old hard drive installed as a slave drive in another computer.
    Everything is XP Home SP2.
    Using Thunderbird, could I import the emails from the slave drive?
    If so, How would I direct Thunderbird to the slave drive?
    Note: I tried to import the emails into Outlook Explorer and I couldn't get it to work.

    Any suggestions would be great,

    John

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    Re: Outlook Express (OE v6.00.2900.2180)

    Hmm, interesting. It looks as though Thunderbird is going to import from the existing Outlook Express folder (C:Outlook Express).

    I think what you will have to do is the following
    Close down Outlook Express
    Change the C:Outlook Express folder name to something like C:xxOutlook Express
    Copy the mail folder from the old HDD to the C: drive as C:Outlook Express
    Open up Thunderbird and go to Tools | Import | Mail
    This will copy the old emails in your wife's folder to the Thunderbird folder in your Documents and Settings folder.
    Once its finished, rename the folders so that OE can see your own mail again, and you should have your mails visible on OE and your wife's on Thunderbird.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Outlook Express (OE v6.00.2900.2180)

    Thanks,

    I'll give it a try tomorrow.

    John

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    Re: Outlook Express (OE v6.00.2900.2180)

    Hello,

    I tried GFamily's suggestions on importing the old outlook express emails into Thunderbird. Thunderbird didn't import the emails.
    Using windows explorer, I found the email aren't stored in the outlook express folder.
    Is there a program that will open/ view/print (.dbx) files?
    Some of the email are important info that I need to print out.

    Thanks,

    John

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    Re: Outlook Express (OE v6.00.2900.2180)

    Did you try these instructions: importing outlook express address books and messages for importing to Thunderbird?
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