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Outlook Express in Win2000 - where are the files

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In the past when I've upgraded to other computers and wanted to move my Outlook Express mail I would just find the *.mbx, *.idx, or *.dbx (extention depended on the version of Outlook Express) and import it into my latest version of Outlook Express on the new computer.

I now have a Win2000 computer with Outlook Express and have the need to move my mail to another Win2000 computer.  I've searched for the extentions mentioned above, but can't find them.  I also searched for "inbox.*" and can't find it.

Anyone know where I can find my Outlook mail files so I can import into Outlook Express on my new computer?

Thanks,

Lisa
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In order to find the files, you must configure Windows Explorer to show you all hidden/system files before doing the search.  Failure to do so will turn up empty because the *.DBX files are in a hidden directory under:

\Documents and Settings\<userid>\Application Data\Identities
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Good Job!!!  Thanks!
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