Outlook Express - Import of old mails
Posted on 2002-05-11
I reinstalled Windows (2000) a few days ago. So I backed everything up. All my personal files and stuff like favorites and mails of course.
I use Outlook Express (OE) for e-mail-handling.
I copied the .dbx files which contain my inbox and other mail folders.
after windows had been reinstalled. I started OE.
I reclosed it. I looked for the folder where the .dbx files where stored.
Then I deleted the inbox file and replaced it by my old inbox.dbx file.
I hoped that when I would open OE again my old mails would've been imported.
Nothing happened however. :(
My inbox was still empty.
So I went back to the directory where the .dbx files were stored.
I noticed that the size of inbox.dbx was correct (i.e. it was a bigger file, because it should contain many mmore mails than the previous empty inbox file).
BUT, I noticed that windows changed the filedate. The file had been opened I guess when I runned OE again.
So, my question is:
How can I get my mails back?
And also, s there a way to import these dbx files into Outlook (not outlook express!)?