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Solved: getting emails and addresses off hard drive to another computer

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by kjdooris, Dec 8, 2006.

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  1. kjdooris

    kjdooris Thread Starter

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    i need to get the files off a windows 2000 pc and onto a new windows xp computer.

    i have to use a bootdisc to access the windows 2000 files, and just need to know which files i need from windows 2000, and where to put them in windows XP.


    thanks
     
  2. bomb #21

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    Which email programme are you using? (on the old comp)
     
  3. kjdooris

    kjdooris Thread Starter

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    oh sorry, was in a hurry earlier - its outlook express on 2000, and outlook on XP
     
  4. Rollin_Again

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    Your Outlook Express files will have the extension .DBX

    You'll need to search for them on the old PC and copy to the new PC. I'm not sure if Outlook can open .DBX files diretly for import so you will likley need to reconfigure Outlook Express on the new PC to use the old .DBX files first. Just search for the .DBX files on the new machine and delete them and replace with the old ones you copied from the 2000 machine. If you do not want to delete your old .DBX files just copy them to a different backup directory of your choice. Make sure Outlook Express is closed or you will not be able to delete/replace with the old ones. Once Outlook Express is configured correctly, Outlook should have an option to import the settings from OE.

    Regards,
    Rollin
     
  5. ceri sheeran

    ceri sheeran

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    Hi,

    Outlook email addresses are stored in a file with the suffix WAB

    filename.wab

    hth

    Ceri
     
  6. kjdooris

    kjdooris Thread Starter

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    good stuff, thank you.
     
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