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Greetings,

I am using Outlook Express for my Email.

I am moving everying to a new machine,  Both old and new are running Win98 (all the same programs)

How do I get my Emails in their folders on the new machine?

Thanks

Steve
swaltmanAsked:
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centervCommented:
swaltman,
Open OE, click on in-box/properties, click in the path wording so that you can use the cursor and the arrow keys to scroll the complete path. Navigate that path. This will take you to the outlook folder. Copy/paste should be painless.  Good luck.
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trekie1Commented:
i think you can go to windows/appication data/microsoft/outlook express /mail and copy  inbox.mbx,sent items.mbx,deleted.mbx  to a floopy disk and just paste to new comp/same folder
that is if both comp have same win98,not one win98 and other one win98sec edition or one internet 4.0 and other ie5.0
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hewittgCommented:
Swaltman,
A few questions.
1.  Are you trying to transfer these files which are needed from one pc to another and looking for what files to copy and a way to do this as they could be and probably are larger than a 1.44 floppy?
2.  Are these machines connected on a network?
Once we figure out exactly what you are trying to do we can drive on with the placement of the approprite files.

Thanks

Glenn
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swaltmanAuthor Commented:
hewittq,

I want to have the Emails on the new machine so I hav the same access to them as I did on the old macine.

I have a zip dirive on each machine.

hopfuly they will be networked but I am having system problems now that need to be fixed before adding any new harware ( another story)

Steve
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hewittgCommented:
The reason I asked about the network is it is easier to move large files over the network.  I thank you for identifying the zip drives as that will help.
The files that you need have the .dbx extension.  These files are located in your Windows\application data\microsoft\outlook express directory (This is the default directory).  I recommend that you do a search for all .dbx files on your drives to verify that they are in the default or elswhere.  Also notice the date and time stamp on the folders to ensure that they are in fact the folders you are currently using within Outlook Express.  The next thing to look for is the size.  Note the size of the files and let me know.  If you use the e-mail like I do, we will have to figure out a way to get these files from one pc to the other.
Hope this helps and let me know the size of the files please.  

Thanks

Glenn
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trekie1Commented:
the files you need are the have the mbx extinson as mentioned earler  there are no dbx files in outlook  look again hewittg
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centervCommented:
Hey trekie1
Keep it up!
centerv
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hewittgCommented:
Trekie,
The dbx extension is used in outlook 5.  I did not ask the question as to what ver he was running.  Good job

Glenn
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trekie1Commented:
hewittg,
I didnt know outlook 5 had dbx extension
I use outlook 4,I guess I could have been just as easyly wrong ha.
ant this site great for learning ,( now if I could just remember where i keep my notes )
P. S    I didnt mean to sound smart in my earlyer comment I just thought you looked at file extension wrong,
that answer u gave on other question about Vfat problem was Good  ,keep it up
James
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