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after format and reinstall 98, can't restore emails

before formatting the hard drive, and reinstalling win 98, i backed up all my emails and outlook folders and have them in .dbx format on a cd.
now i cannot get outlook to recognise them. how do i restore these files over the current ones, or add them to outlook?
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What ver of outlook is on your machine now.  The .dbx extension is oe 5.

Thank You

If have installed OE5 before, you should reinstall, and then you can import your old messages from the file - import menu I think.
Hope this helps
Copy the files to a folder on your hard drive and then use the Outlook import feature to bring them in.
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if you are having trouble importing them, you may need to pull up the properties on the .dbx files and remove all attributes. you should then be able to import them.
mw36Author Commented:
yes, when i burnt the folders onto the cd they were marked read-only.
I coppied them directly into the correct folder, un-marked them, then opened up outlook and hey presto, there they were :)))
gald it worked for you  :-)
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