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Moving OutlookExpress messages to new computer

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  1. brussell

    brussell Thread Starter

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    When I move to a new computer, I like to take the history of messages with me. This feature would also allow me to back up my message folders in case of a crash.

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    Depending on which v;
    Make sure oe is not running, click start/find, enter *dbx (this is for v oe5). When search completes u can select files and save.
     
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    Thanks for the answer. I use OE Ver 6 in WinXP Pro. When I close Outlook Express and use Windows Explorer to search all of C: for "*.dbx" I get the answer that: "Search is complete. There are no results to display." :confused
     
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    You can create another folder for your mail anywhere you like. I make one on my D: drive named "mail". Then open OE, go to "tools>options>maintenance>store folder" and change where OE stores the mail to your new folder.

    Close OE and reopen it. The messages will be transferred to the new location. Now you can just copy the folder to your new machine.

    On the new machine, make a second copy of that folder in case anything messes it up. Open OE and change the "store folder" to the one you've just moved from the old machine. You should get the message "there's already mail in the folder, do you want to keep it?". Click yes, close OE and reopen it and you're done.

    If you transfer the mail folder by burning it to CD, after copying it to the new machine be sure to change the "read only" attribute before trying to get OE to use it.
     
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