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Outlook Express 6 Import Fails

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by jackf, Jan 10, 2005.

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  1. jackf

    jackf Thread Starter

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    I have switched from one laptop to another, and in the process to bring over my OE files, I copied from all the .dbx files from my old laptop to the new in the relevant Identity directory (as the identity was the same). But on the new laptop, OE will not start with those files. I get a long error message that has the code (0x8007000E, 5) at the end.

    Any ideas? I do not want to lose all my old emails and folders!

    Please help...!!
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    Hi jackf

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    If you copied all the .dbx files to the directory where Outlook Express keeps the .dbx files, close Outlook Express.

    Open Windows Explorer and navigate to that directory.

    Check all the files for the Read-Only attribute and remove it, Outlook Express does not like Read-Only files.

    Then locate the Folders.dbx file and Right click send it to the desktop.

    Open Outlook Express, it may take a minute as it will be recreating the Folders.dbx file which should include the new .dbx files.

    Let us know what happens.
     
  3. jackf

    jackf Thread Starter

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    Thats great!! Got in one!

    Thank you so very much.
     
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