Import from Outlook Exp to same

February 19, 2009 at 21:29:52
Specs: Windows XP, Dual core 6000 w/2gh
Evening.

Can someone Please tell me how to import all my mail from a non bootable XP (I can get to the files fine)to the XP I'm using on another partition

IOW from Outlook Express to Outlook Express on another drive.

Or if someone can just tell me what folder or executable actually holds the mail, I may be able to go from there. Thanks. :)


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#1
February 20, 2009 at 00:59:41
If you haven't moved it, the normal location of the mail boxes is the hidden folder C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express. Within this folder are the two main mail boxes; Inbox.dbx and Sent Items.dbx. You may have to show 'hidden' files in Folder Options > View Tab to see it.

Now, make sure OE is closed. Using 2 explorer windows, navigate to both locations and copy the 2 main files from the old HDD to the new one.


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#2
February 20, 2009 at 05:35:00
All mailboxes are in that location listed above unless you configured OE to store them somewhere else.

I would Import the mailboxes rather than replacing the newly created ones.

You may have to take ownership of the files first since you're logging in with a different userid (SID.)

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#3
February 20, 2009 at 06:21:28
You said "I would Import the mailboxes rather than replacing the newly created ones."

How would you Export them (from a bad disk) so that you can Import them to the new disk?


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#4
February 20, 2009 at 06:41:07
You don't need to export them. You open OE, select Import from the File Menu and browse to the location of the files.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#5
February 20, 2009 at 17:00:05
Thank you both, sounds good and should do the job. If not, I'll be back. Thanks again.

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