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    Importing Arcived messages (OE6)

    I was running Windows 98 SE and had archived several years' worth of email messages as .dbx files in order to save space. I have now upgraded to Windows XP2 on a new PC with a much larger hard disk and wish to restore these messages to Outlook Express. I can find the relevant .dbx files but cannot work out how to import them to my current OE setup. The .dbx files have been saved with the same names as the empty folders on my current setup.

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    Re: Importing Arcived messages (OE6)

    Have you tried going to the OE file tab and drilling down to "import"> messages, then pointing to the location of the stored messages?
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    Re: Importing Arcived messages (OE6)

    On my current PC they are stored at Cocuments and SettingsPhillipsLocal SettingsApplication DataIdentities{2BE15DAC-01DD-44C9-A679-EB9D6F9FBC28}MicrosoftOutlook Express. I then copy the archived .dbx file and try to paste it in there but in Windows Explorer I can get no further than {2BE15DAC-01DD-44C9-A679-EB9D6F9FBC28}, the last two segments of the location cannot be seen. I have tried in Control Panel adjusting what files etc are hidden or not but to no avail.

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    Re: Importing Arcived messages (OE6)

    On your new PC open up Outlook Express, go to the files tab and use IMPORT as described in my first post, pointing the message import to the location of the old message files.
    Just pasting them will not work.
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    Re: Importing Arcived messages (OE6)

    I have tried that. I just get an error message saying no email messages can be found at that location. They are not individual .eml files, they are .dbx files. I though tI should just copy the .dbx files to the location of the .dbx files on my new PC, but as I said before I cannot accesst the full location.

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    Re: Importing Arcived messages (OE6)

    There is a little different method mentioned in this article.

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    Re: Importing Arcived messages (OE6)

    Someone on another forum has solved the problem for me. I copied the entire path into Start>Run and then copied the .dbx files into the Outlook Express folder which opened. Why it would not open in Windows Explorer remains a mystery. Anyway, all is now well and I have all my archived emails available to me. Thanks for your help.

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