Outlook Express in W2k - where are the files - continued...
Posted on 2002-04-12
I was able to locate the directories where Outlook Express keeps it files... (see previous message below). I was able to see the directories created for each Identity created (a bunch of numbers) - but I didn't see any files in those directories (the properties were set so I could see them). One thing that was interesting is that I could confirm that if I created a new Identity a directory was created.
Anyway.. I tried to import from the individual Identites directories (a bunch of numbers) and when that didn't work I tried from the Application Data/Identities directory. Each time I got the following error message:
** ERROR MESSAGE **
No Messages can be found or another application running has the required files open.
** END ERROR MESSAGE
There isn't any program that has those files open. Anyone have any suggestion on how to get my Outlook Express on Windows 2000 (OLE 5.0) to Outlook Express 6.9 on WinXP?
** PREVIOUS POST ***
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?
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
\Documents and Settings\<userid>\Application Data\Identities