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    Moving OE messages from Win 98 to Win 2000 on anot (Win 98/Win 2000)

    How does one move messages and newsgroup accounts from OE on a Win 98 system to OE on a Win 2000 system?

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    Re: Moving OE messages from Win 98 to Win 2000 on anot (Win 98/Win 2000)

    I don't know, but Tomsterdam might.

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    Re: Moving OE messages from Win 98 to Win 2000 on anot (Win 98/Win 2000)

    Thanx, I'll look.

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    Re: Moving OE messages from Win 98 to Win 2000 on anot (Win 98/Win 2000)

    I don't use 2k but this should work, OE is OE

    Backup & Restore
    Click Tools in OL, click options, select maintenance, click store folder. Highlight & select copy to select the folder displayed.
    Click START then RUN, ctrl/V to paste the location, click OK. When the window opens click EDIT; SELECT ALL:COPY.
    Make a folder where ever you like, floppy, CD, temp area, and paste the contents. (this is your backup.)

    You can now restore on your new system by using the import feature.
    Click File Menue; Point to Import, select Messages. Select EMail program to import from , select IE 5 or 6 whatever you have, click next.
    Click Import Mail from stored directoy; click browse, click on your backup folder, click ok, click next, click all folders, click finish.
    Hope I did not miss anything. This should do it. GOOD LUCK I've done it a few times & it worked fine.

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    Re: Moving OE messages from Win 98 to Win 2000 on anot (Win 98/Win 2000)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> I do use O/E on multiple machines, 98, ME (yuk) and now XP, but not 2000. You did good for someone who says they don't use 2k, I can say with certainty that both the EXPORT and IMPORT features of Outlook Express 5.5 & 6 are both very good. But (as Bernie has said) make sure you back up. Even though I do a direct export then import with success, I never even begin without first backing up to a zip disc.

    PS: Bernie, love your sign off "No one is listening until you make a mistake", so true. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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