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Outlook Export / Import

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  1. rogerct321

    rogerct321 Thread Starter

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    I've just done a full re-installation of Windows ME on my PC, to overcome deteriorating performance. I backed up data and restored it OK. However, I backed up the Outlook Express 6.0 messages by doing an Outlook Express export into several files, and copying those files back onto the new PC (I suspect now that I should have simply copied the files themselves in Explorer, rather than exporting them).

    I have tried to import the messages from these exported files into my now empty Outlook folders. I chose to import from an OE6 Identity, and selected the folder where the files are; the files are all named after the Outlook folders, and have type DBX. The import function shows me the files listed as folders. I select one of them, and the import claims to be successful, but no messages are imported.

    I have also tried simply replacing the new empty files with the backed up DBX files, but although Outlook allows me to view these folders, it shows them as empty.

    Does anyone know how I can rescue the messages from the exported files?

    Thank you
     
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    rogerct321 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I checked them out. Both of them say that I should have copied the Outlook files, rather than use the Outlook Export facility. But I did export them to files, and I no longer have access to the files to copy them. Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  4. rogerct321

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    I've just done a full re-installation of Windows ME on my PC, to overcome deteriorating performance. I backed up data and restored it OK. However, I backed up the Outlook Express 6.0 messages by doing an Outlook Express export into several files, and copying those files back onto the new PC (I suspect now that I should have simply copied the files themselves in Explorer, rather than exporting them).

    I have tried to import the messages from these exported files into my now empty Outlook folders. I chose to import from an OE6 Identity, and selected the folder where the files are; the files are all named after the Outlook folders, and have type DBX. The import function shows me the files listed as folders. I select one of them, and the import claims to be successful, but no messages are imported.

    I have also tried simply replacing the new empty files with the backed up DBX files, but although Outlook allows me to view these folders, it shows them as empty.

    Does anyone know how I can rescue the messages from the exported files? All I have is the exported files.

    Thank you
     
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    depends how you exported them.

    i export/import as csv but just do the address book.
     
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