copying e-mails & address book from old computer to new computer

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samtooth6

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Just bought new computer and need to copy address book AND many e-mails from old computer to new. Old O/S is Win 98, new O/S is Win XP. Can these be copied to floppy? Don't understand IMPORT/EXPORT. Also want to copy "Favorites" from old to new.

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If you have a lot of e-mails, they won't fit on a floppy. If you use Outlook Express, they're DBX files. Your address book is a WAB file. You'll also need to figure out how to use Import, since that's how you get your new installation of Outlook Express to see your old e-mails. Just click File | Import and follow the prompts. It's very self-explanatory.
 
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Isn't there a ".PST" file that needs to be copied over too? It contains all of your contacts and everything.
 
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You do not need to have the computers networked. Here's an even better step by step guide to using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. It will allow you to copy just about anything you want. The only drawback is that if you have large amounts of data to transfer, you'll have to either connect the two systems via crossover cable or network, or have a ZIP drive or cdrw to store the data. Otherwise, go to Best Buy and buy about 500 floppies and don't make plans for the next two weeks.

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_fstw.asp
 
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kaihead,
Yes she/he has XP. Without networking, is this also workable in WinME?


Savvy :)
 
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sure. It will work on ME or 98. The previous link I mention includes directions for a bunch of different scenarios including....1. You bought a new computer and want to move everything to it, 2. You bought a new hard drive and want that to run XP, 3. You just bought XP and want to do a clean install on your existing drive. Having a network set up just simplifies the actual data transfer. It's just easier than copying everything to media of some sort than writing it back.
 
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