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Solved: transfer saved emails from xp outlook express to vista windows mail?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Doughbroz, Oct 25, 2009.

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  1. Doughbroz

    Doughbroz Thread Starter

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    Can this be done? I saved them to an external hard drive with the old xp computer, which I still have, and they are still in the old computer. They were saved as DBX files. Any program I try to use to open them from the external drive when connected to the Vista computer shows mostly gibberish. While I'm at it, can address book lists be transferred from one to the other computer? Thanks
     
  2. artspc

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    I am experiencing similar problem, except both systems were XP Pro.
    I copied e-mails to thumb drive and imported into OExp. I opened and read many of the e-mails, no problems. some I didnt open.

    I had recent harddrive problems and had to re-install everything. I did backup docs, inclding OExp.

    I again imported from bkup to OExp. Most all e-mails came up fine. Some I cant open at all.
    Even when I import entire bkup of DBX files.

    It appears the problem is with the files I had not previously opened.

    I very much need to open and read these files, some two years worth of info.

    help!

    artspc
     
  3. Doughbroz

    Doughbroz Thread Starter

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    Bump. Hellllllppppp!
     
  4. artspc

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    Doughborz,

    Not sure I follow your comment "Bump"

    I know nothing about Vista and not much more about XP or OE.

    Other member of forum solved my problem using Mail Viewer...here is copy of that info.

    If they are not corrupted, use Mail Viewer. CLICK HERE (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/dbxviewer.html).

    You may heve to copy and paste the address. I hope this helps.
     
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  6. Doughbroz

    Doughbroz Thread Starter

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    Thank you both so much for the help. Got it done, with one glitch. Saved messages would not transfer from the external hard drive, kept saying they were in use by some other program, even though there was nothing open except Windows Mail, which had to be open for the transfer. I also had them backed up on a CD, and transfering them from that was a snap. Marking solved, thanks again.
    :D (y)
     
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