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cant i import the inbox.dbx

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  1. mm_kanish05

    mm_kanish05 Thread Starter

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    Hi experts,

    Just i want to transfer the inbox.dbx. from source (size 1,492,611 kb)
    to destination pc OE6.

    but i dont it but it does not done properly even i watch the size of inbox.dbx in destination (size 1.99gb) why, and what happened pls help very urgent.

    thank u all of us.

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    Kanish
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    Hi mm_kanish05

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    When Importing .dbx files the Folders.dbx file also needs to be in the same folder with the backup .dbx files, is it?

    Also, the .dbx files need to be copied to the destination harddrive and verify the .dbx files are not marked Read-only.

    How are you attempting the Import process?
     
  3. mm_kanish05

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    hi thanks first,

    Hi check the destination side inbox.dbx,folder.dbx both have archive only marked not readonly then what should i want to do.

    please guide me

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    kanish
     
  4. EAFiedler

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    With both the Inbox.dbx file and the Folders.dbx file in the same folder, start Outlook Express and start the Import process.

    In Outlook Express:
    File > Import > Messages
    Select: Microsoft Outlook Express 6
    Next
    Select: Import Mail from an OE6 store directory
    OK > Browse to the folder containing the .dbx files > Next > Next
    The Import should start immediately.
    Click: Finish

    Let us know if that works for you or not.
     
  5. mm_kanish05

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    hi what happened nothing response
     
  6. mm_kanish05

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    hi

    Done as u said, but transfering take place only 485 mails instead of 9700 mails.
    what happaned others.

    just can we copy the source inbox.dbx into destination inbox.dbx instead of transfering
    sorry im new to this so im asking this silly question.
     
  7. EAFiedler

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    Yes, you can copy the Inbox.dbx file to the Message Store for Outlook Express.

    You will first need to empty the original Inbox folder in Outlook Express or rename the .dbx file you want to restore.

    For example:
    Create a folder in Outlook Express called Restored Inbox, click the Restored Inbox folder to open it, the corresponding Restored Inbox.dbx file will be created in the Message Store.

    Locate the Message Store::
    Tools > Options > Maintenance tab > Store Folder

    Navigate to that directory, close Outlook Express. Rename the Inbox.dbx file you want to restore to: Restored Inbox.dbx.
    Paste that file into the Message Store overwriting the newly created (empty) Restored Inbox.dbx file.

    Start Outlook Express, access the Restored Inbox folder, the messages should then appear.


    If the Inbox in Outlook Express is empty, you can skip the renaming and just paste the backup Inbox.dbx file into the Message Store.
    If the Inbox is not empty, you will be overwriting those messages.
    You will still need to close Outlook Express before pasting in the .dbx file.
     
  8. mm_kanish05

    mm_kanish05 Thread Starter

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    hi,

    i was deleted all mail from destination inbox even the size again 2 gp.


    so planning to try u which given second.
     
  9. mm_kanish05

    mm_kanish05 Thread Starter

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    hi

    it said space not available when copying
     
  10. EAFiedler

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    The Inbox size is not going to change unless you compact the folder, .dbx files grow in size as messages are placed in the folders.

    But, if you want to try and restore messages that have been deleted from that folder, you do NOT want to Compact the folder.

    This program may be able to restore messages that have been deleted.
    DBXpress but it is not free.
     
  11. EAFiedler

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    Is your hard drive about full?

    What operating system are you using?
     
  12. mm_kanish05

    mm_kanish05 Thread Starter

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    windows xp
     
  13. EAFiedler

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    OK, just checking, the steps are for Windows XP so nothing I posted would be different.

    Is your hard drive filling up?
    If not, is Outlook Express giving you the "Space not available" message?
     
  14. mm_kanish05

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    hi

    it asking for diskclean up when i copy oldinbox.dbx
     
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