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Solved: Import & Export from Outlook Express 6 to Outlook Express 6

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by wizzle2003, Jul 31, 2005.

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  1. wizzle2003

    wizzle2003 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    can anyone give me a step by step description, how i can export my Emails and the Address book from Outlook Express 6 to another Computer which runs also Outlook Express 6?
    I tried already to export the Address book but it only allows me to export it as a *.csv-File and after i put the data on my usb stick and try to import it on my new computer by File - Import - Addressbook, the program keeps asking me for a *.wab-File? (btw: i can only use the: "Text File (Comma Separated Values))" Option, when exporting the address book. :confused:

    Export and Import from email messages doesn't work either.

    Has anyone a really step-by-step description how to do this??

    Thank you very much in advance for your help

    greets
    wizzle2003
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    Hi wizzle2003

    When you are ready to Import the .csv file on the destination computer,
    In Outlook Express,
    File > Import > Other Address Book
    You should then be given the option to choose a Text File (Comma Separated Values)
    Then Browse to the .csv file to complete the Import.


    Enable Show Hidden Files and folders:
    • Open My Computer,
      Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
      under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
      Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.


    To locate the directory where Outlook Express keeps it's message store:
    Tools > Options > Maintenance tab > Store Folder
    Note the location, then Cancel out of the window.

    Navigate to that directory, copy all the .dbx files to a folder on the Desktop.
    Copy those files to a folder on the Desktop of the destination computer.
    If you are using a Flash drive to transfer the files, it may take a couple of transfers to complete.

    Once all the .dbx files are on the Destination computer,
    Open Outlook Express,
    Tools > Import > Messages > Microsoft Outlook Express 6 > Next
    Select: Import mail from an OE 6 store directory
    Click: OK
    Browse to the folder containing the .dbx files on the Desktop.
    When you reach the Finish button,
    You should see a "Congratulations Your data was successfully imported"

    If there is more than one Identity in Outlook Express, switch to the other Identities in Outlook Express and repeat the steps above.

    Let us know if that works for you or not.
     
  3. wizzle2003

    wizzle2003 Thread Starter

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    Thanks a lot, EAFiedler,
    everything worked perfect.

    wizzle2003
     
  4. EAFiedler

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    Thanks for posting back and letting us know! (y)

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