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?
mw36Asked:
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hewittgCommented:
Mw,
What ver of outlook is on your machine now.  The .dbx extension is oe 5.

Thank You

Glenn
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edtoraCommented:
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
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dew_associatesCommented:
Copy the files to a folder on your hard drive and then use the Outlook import feature to bring them in.
Dennis
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r_glennCommented:
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.
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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 :)))
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r_glennCommented:
gald it worked for you  :-)
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