Importing emaisl to Outlook Express

February 17, 2009 at 06:51:52
Specs: Windows XP, 504MB
I am having difficulty uploading single e-mails into Outlook Express 6.

In July last year I had all of my e-mails, nearly 1GB worth, backed up into a folder on my C drive, by someone at a computer shop. I then had to have my computer re-formatted. Unfortunately the "computer experts" couldn't figure out how to put my e-mails back onto Outlook Express so I had to start from scratch. As these are work e-mails I could do with using some for reference, one in particular.

The only problem I'm having is getting a few single e-mails back onto Outlook Express. The e-mails are in dbx. form.

I don't really know what to try as I know very little about this type of thing.

Would appreciate some help, can give additional info if needed.


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#1
February 17, 2009 at 07:42:36
The emails are contained in the dbx files. What you can do is copy the files to your Outlook Express folder. Once you close and reopen OE, you should see them.

Just an FYI: for FUTURE reference, OE questions should be posted in the Office Software Forum.

"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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#2
February 17, 2009 at 07:50:14
Sorrryy! I don't really know my way around these things.

I've already tried to copy it into the Outlook Express folder. I think the problem is because it was a folder on Outlook Express originally and not just an e-mail.

On Outlook Express I create folders for all my customers by surname, or for items sold on Ebay etc. I will then put the single e-mails into the designated folder. What I can see in my backup folder are the 'folder' titles. Ie. Orders.dbx or Adley Mark (Sheffield).dbx

Is this perhaps causing the problem?

Maybe I should post this into the Office forum as suggested.


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#3
February 17, 2009 at 08:17:56
What happens if you copy the files to the OE folder under your profile? Do you see them in the folder list in Outlook Express? Have you tried just running an Import?

Don't repost in the other forum. Double-posting is against the rules of this site, and both posts could be removed. As I said "For Future Reference."

"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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