[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

Outlook Express in Win2000 - where are the files

Posted on 2002-04-09
2
Medium Priority
?
188 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
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
0
Comment
Question by:lphillips
2 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Neo_mvps earned 400 total points
ID: 6930309
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:lphillips
ID: 6935621
Good Job!!!  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Restore individual SQL databases with ease

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server delivers an easy-to-use, wizard-driven interface for restoring your databases from a backup. No expert SQL background required. Web interface provides a complete view of all available SQL databases to simplify the recovery of lost database

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Outlook for dependable use in a very small business   This article is about using the Outlook application (part of Microsoft Office) in a very small business, or for homeowners where dependability and reliability are critical requirements. This …
By default Outlook 2016 displays only one time zone in the Calendar. The following article explains how to display two time zones in one calendar view.
The view will learn how to download and install SIMTOOLS and FORMLIST into Excel, how to use SIMTOOLS to generate a Monte Carlo simulation of 30 sales calls, and how to calculate the conditional probability based on the results of the Monte Carlo …
Is your OST file inaccessible, Need to transfer OST file from one computer to another? Want to convert OST file to PST? If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then look no further. With the help of Stellar OST to PST Converter, you can e…

873 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question