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I had Outlook Express set up with an account on my C drive.  My husband (gotta love him) made my Cdrive my Ddrive and installed a bigger C drive.  I imported my address book fine and dandy.  I would like to import my mail account settings as well, or copy the file (mail accounts) and paste it to the appropriate place.  Can this be done?  If so, how?

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LJ
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Your Outlook Express account data (POP/SMTP server names, user id/password, rules, .etc) can not be imported into your new machine because they existed in the registry.  However, you can import all of your email.

How to (assuming Windows 95/98 and OE5/6 since you didn't specify version information)

* Go to Windows\Application Data\Identities on the D: drive
* Under this folder there should be a folder with a very long alpha-numeric name.  Within this folder is all of your *.DBX files.

* Verify that you see folders named, Inbox.DBX, Outbox.DBX, Folders.DBX, .etc.

* If you see the above, Start Outlook Express and select File | Import | Messages.  Select Microsoft Outlook Express 5 or Microsoft Outlook Express 6.

* Use the wizard to import the data from the location in the first step.

If all goes right, you should see your old mail and delete the data off the D: drive.

Note:  If the folder above contains *.MBX files, then you will import messages from Outlook Express version 4.

Hope this helps...
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by:LJ083198
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No, unfortunately this is not what I need to do.  I have completed that task already and now just need to get the account files.
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understand... at the present time there will not be a way for you to extract the information from your old installation because the data was in the registry.
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by:traval
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Who is you ISP?  The configuration itself only involves about 5 or 6 fields.

FYI tell your husband next time to go to TOOLS->ACCOUNTS in Outlook Express and export the account information before swapping harddrives, then you could just import the data from that file.
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Ok time to clean up

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my recom will be
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-this will be finalized with no further update (14.07.2002)

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS ANSWER

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