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    Eudora 7.1 -- How move from XP to Win7 64bit

    I am planning to get a Win7 64bit machine. What I'd like is to have a reliable step-by-step guide to migrating my Eudora 7.1 (not OSE)
    program and data. I simply use it with POP access, and a single account. But, I've been searching for information and I find mostly problems and solutions that are too vague or don't quite apply. Does anyone know of a simple, complete description of how to accomplish the switch?
    I'd like to keep Eudora, and use another mailer occasionally, as I do now (TB or Eudora OSE for good unicode handling).
    I sure hope there's an answer.

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    I installed Eudora 7 under Windows 7 and simply started using it. I may be able to help you with your query, but I need to know more; I didn't anticipate any problems and didn't encounter any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsachs177 View Post
    I installed Eudora 7 under Windows 7 and simply started using it. I may be able to help you with your query, but I need to know more; I didn't anticipate any problems and didn't encounter any.
    Thanks. What would you like to know? Note the following 3 to begin with, and let me know what more you'd like:
    a) It's going to be a while before I get my Win7 64bit machine (I thought it would be soon, but an unexpected string of factors has interfered).
    b) I'd like to transfer all my old data, i.e., addressbook and emails.
    c) I'm using Eudora 7.1 in my XP machine, and using POP.

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    I've never had any trouble moving my Eudora files from one machine to another, regardless of OS. I've been using Eudora since 1999 at least, and am currently running it on Win7Pro 64-bit with minimal problems. 1. Locate and copy to CD or flash drive all of your Eudora mailboxes and files containing your address book and set-up prefs. Generally, these files are located in the same folder as the Eudora .exe file. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Qualcomm\Eudora. You should back-up the following: *.mbx, *.toc, eudora.ini, NNdbase.txt, Nndbase.toc, rcpdbase.txt, deudora.ini, filters.pce; and these folders: Filters, Nickname, Sigs, Stationery 2. Install Eudora on your new computer. 3. Make sure that Eudora is NOT running. 4. Copy the files and folders from the CD or flash drive to the directory in which Eudora was installed, making sure that you overwrite the existing file each time. 5. Start Eudora and verify that all of your mailboxes are present. You may need to tweak some settings. 6. You will probably need to create a new mail account to connect Eudora to your mail server. The file(s) in the Personalities folder should have taken care of this, I think. I think at one point during a move, I didn't worry about copying specific files and folders; I just copied everything in the entire old Eudora folder and pasted it over the new Eudora folder. If I remember correctly, everything worked just fine. I hope this helps.
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    Many thanks, celkins, this is most encouraging! I will keep this for when I upgrade the PC.
    Much appreciation.

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    I agree with celkins.

    In all my many hops from computer to computer (even having my mail run from two different machines using Eudora - can be a bit tricky...), all I've ever done is copy the contents of my "working" folder to the new location once Eudora has been installed.

    This will also work if, like me, you have your "working" files in My Documents and with multiple users.

    PS: Still haven't found anything to beat Eudora. Now if only there was a way to view CSS sheets...

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    I finally got a new Win7 Home Premium 64bit computer, and the foregoing suggestions have worked for me.
    I did set all the settings (copied from the old PC) by hand.
    Then I tried copying everything from the old Eudora (data) folder to the new one.
    The only difficulty I ran into was that some folders were invisible, and I had to fix that
    in Folder Options.
    Just wanted to add this info for what it's worth. Many thanks!

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    Missing Mailboxes, Stationery, Personalities, etc

    I installed 7.1 on a new Windows 7 64-bit machine; but, I could not activate the MAILBOX option, or any other listed in options. Tried holding down CTRL and SHIFT keys prior to opening up OPTIONS for a new INI file but that did not work, only deleted the file and could not save it. Any ideas? Thanks.

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    I've just installed Eudora 7.1 on a new Win 7 Pro 64 machine. It installed as normal, in Program files (x86). I copied the contents of my old Eudora directory across to the new one and, lo, everything is there, including all my settings, accounts and personalities. I was also able to choose where to locate the data directory during the install.

    Thanks fore all the advice above. Eudora is indeed an excellent mail program, even at 7 years old. I have also tried 'Penelope' but don;t really like it.

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    Missing Address Book

    I set up Eudora in Windows 7 with no problems except for the Address book. I've tried putting the nndbase.txt file in several places, but it will not recognize it. Where exactly is it supposed to be?

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    I have Eudora 7.1 in Windows7 Home Premium 64bit. So, I looked for that file you mentioned, nndbase.txt. I'm puzzled. When I put that in the search box
    (that I see when I click on the Start/Windows buttton at the left of the status bar), it gives me no results. However, if I go to the folder
    Localdisk > Users > Myname > AppData > Roaming > Qualcomm > Eudora, then I see its name but size = 0 kilobytes, right now. That's all I can report.
    (I have no problems with my Eudora program. I'm just responding to Barb42's "Missing Address Book" post.)

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    Yerubal, are you using Eudora as your emailer? This is one of the files for the address book. The other would be a .toc file.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirose888 View Post
    I've just installed Eudora 7.1 on a new Win 7 Pro 64 machine. It installed as normal, in Program files (x86). I copied the contents of my old Eudora directory across to the new one and, lo, everything is there, including all my settings, accounts and personalities. I was also able to choose where to locate the data directory during the install.

    Thanks fore all the advice above. Eudora is indeed an excellent mail program, even at 7 years old. I have also tried 'Penelope' but don;t really like it.
    Could you tell me where your address book files are located? I had no problems installing, but the only thing I wanted to take from my old Eudora was the addresses, and I can't find where to put them. Tried putting them in with the Eudora files, but it never recognizes the addresses Thanks.

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    Barb, click Help > About Eudora and note where it says your Data directory is. That's where your address books go.

    The address book has a TOC as you say, but the other file can be either TXT or NNT [that's related to hiding the address book from viruses]. My Data directory has nndbase.nnt and nndbase.toc

    Btw this is also where the file History.lst goes, that's the file which does auto-complete as you type addresses. If you use Nicknames function, that uses separate address books which go in the Nickname sub-directory, ie Data\Nicknames.

    I don't use Eudora anymore, but I did when I originally moved to Win7 x64. No problems with Eudora 7.1, as the others said above. I always liked how easy it was to move Eudora between machines and across OS changes.

    ETA put the Data folder somewhere that gets backed up regularly, eg in My Docs.
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    Thanks! I didn't know that the Help/Eudora would show where it was going. Windows 7 did give me the address, but I didn't copy it down. Eudora says it's a C:\users\barb\AppData\Roaming/Eudora. But, when I go to Users\Barb, there is no AppData - just Roaming and Eudora isn't listed under it. I do know that the Eudora application is in the correct place under the Program Files, though. This has me puzzled. XP was easy compared to this.

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