Importing a .pst file into OE 6

Athlon 2800 / 1.21 gb
January 19, 2009 at 19:32:34
Specs: Windows XP Pro sp2, mobile AMD Athlon xp(m) processor 2800+, 1.21 GB
Hi,
I had to reformat my computer. I reloaded everything. I had outlook express 6 and reloaded it.
Before doing so i exported all my e-mails as .dbx files which i have imported successfully.
However, i had some subsequent e-mails that came in after the initial exporting. This new exporting was saved as a .pst file (a friend told me it would be ok....)
I cannot bring these latest .pst e-mails back into outlook express 6. When I try to import the new messages into outlook express i get the following message: "No message can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required file open. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open"
Also, i created the same e-mail identity in MS Outlook. I cannot bring them into MS
Outlook either.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. :(
Cheers,
Chris


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#1
January 20, 2009 at 04:32:36
If you were using Outlook Express, why would you export the messages into a pst file? In order to Import the messages from the pst file, you'd need to configure Outlook to use that pst file, which you say you can't do. So, the question is, do you want to use Outlook or Outlook Express? My vote goes to Outlook. :) Post back, and I can help you with the import process for either program.

"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
January 21, 2009 at 13:00:17
Hi Jennifer,
I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
I got bad advice that's how I'm in this situation.
I'm not too computer savvy but I'm working on it.
My first choice would be to get the .pst files saved (exported) from OE6 back into OE6. I believe it is a 2002 version.
Any help would be appreciated.
I tried sending a response the other day but am not sure if I sent it out properly or if it got posted. I don't seem to see it and not sure how to check.
I hope this gets posted ok.
Thanks
Chris

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#3
January 28, 2009 at 10:32:31
As I said, you can do that, but you'll have to configure Outlook to use that pst first.

"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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#4
January 28, 2009 at 11:20:46
Hi Joanne,
I have imported other previously inported e-mails back into Express.
Will this "reconfiguring" affect them? Will it affect the operation of Express (as I have several other e-mail addresses all re-imported and working fine) that I would not want altered.
Would it be best to import the .pst into Outlook and then somehow get those messages into Express?
My direct e-mail is cfgen@sympatico.ca. It may be a bit more direct as I may have another question or two regarding this.
ps I am curious...why that specific lyric at the end of your message??
Thanks
Chris

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#5
February 8, 2009 at 18:22:02
Hi Joanne,
Thought I'd post again as I have been away from the computer for a while.
I have imported other previously inported e-mails back into Outlook Express.
Will this "reconfiguring" affect them? Will it affect the operation of Express as a whole (as I have several other e-mail addresses all re-imported and working fine) that I would not want altered.
Would it be best to import the .pst into Outlook and then somehow get those messages into Express?
My direct e-mail is cfgen@sympatico.ca. It may be a bit more direct as I may have another question or two regarding this.
Thanks
Chris

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