Probs with importing OE email files...

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awmiller

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Recently bought a new laptop with Office XP Home edition. Was trying to convert email message from Outlook Express from my desktop to the new laptop. I exported the emails in a comma dilimeted format but was never given the option to give the file a unique file name. However, I copied the .pst file assuming that this would have all of my emails. I opened up Outlook Express on my laptop and then imported the email file in (so I thought). None of the emails that I had exported were imported. Did I miss a step or do this wrong altogether? Thanks y'all.
 
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If you burned them to CD, after you've put them on the new hard drive you'll have to change the "read only" property before you import them.

BTW, Outlook Express uses *.dbx files, Outlook uses *.pst files.

So are you trying to import Outlook files into Outlook Express?
 

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Thanks for the updates!!! What I'm trying to do is copy all of my messages (and hopefully folders and their layouts) from Outlook Express (on a desktop) back into Outlook Express (on my laptop).

Cheers!
Alan
 

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Much obliged gang!! I'll give these steps a whirl over the weekend and see if I can't get me messages ported over from the desktop to the laptop. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!!
 
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I've moved my OE "store folder" to another partition to avoid losing any when restoring a ghost image of C. This has an added benefit of putting it in an easy to find place. "D:\Mail".

I had to create the "D:\Mail" folder before I moved the store folder.

Now after I reinstall an OS, I just open OE and move the store folder again and point it to the folder on D.

It gives a message "There's already mail in the folder, do you want to keep it?", I click "yes" and I'm done.

With this method I was able to triple boot XP, w2k, and 98 and they all shared the same store folder.
 
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