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    Moving mail from v4 to v5.50

    I'm trying to move some mail from Outlook Express v4 to v5.50. I've tried to copy the folders over manually, which doesn't work. I've tried to Export them from v4 as a Pst then import them into v5.50 but get the error:
    "No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open". Tried the website [sorry, can't remember the name!] that others have suggested but the advice there is just for v5. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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    Re: Moving mail from v4 to v5.50

    if oe didn't offer to convert, go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tomsterdam.com>http://www.tomsterdam.com</A> and get dbxtract.exe. this will break the mail into individual files that you can drag from windows explorer into the mail folders in OE.

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    Re: Moving mail from v4 to v5.50

    Thanks Mary! I ended up going to Microsofts Techweb and found a couple of fixes, one didn't work and the other did. FYI it's these two:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q231/7/96.asp?LNG=ENG&SA=PER&FR=0>http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...ENG&SA=PER&FR=0</A>
    and
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q264/8/72.ASP>http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/Q264/8/72.ASP</A>
    This second one works fine.

    Many thanks for your help

    K

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    Re: Moving mail from v4 to v5.50

    so express files suffer from beiung marked as read-only too. i'll have to remember that one.

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