Solved

CONFIG PROBLEM HELP PLEASE!!!!!ASAP!!!!!!

Posted on 2003-11-13
5
215 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
OK the problem is i have built an XP machine with office 2000 for a friend and have put their old hdd into it so they can access all there old files.((((old PC  was running 95)))
i have set everything up and all is working fine exept for OUTLOOK i have mapped the account and they are now getting their e-mails through ok to the new inbox.

THE PROBLEM

I need to get back for them all their old folders and inbox out box information & contacts lists

I have found on their old hdd a set of files with the ext of *dbx (e.g. inbox.dbx, folders.dbx) but  not sure on how to import of even if they are the correct files

Any idea of where i can find the information on the old hdd that is in the HDD and how to import it into outlook on new hdd running XP

Many Thanks ANd HOPE SO ONE CAN HELP
0
Comment
Question by:JamesWillison
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:Dufo G. Belski
ID: 9739903
DBX files are associated with Outlook Express, not Outlook.  If in fact he is using Outlook, search for PST files on the old hd.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:slink9
ID: 9739917
Are you still using OL2000 or OE?  If you are using Outlook Express instead you are SOL.  I just did an upgrade and could not find any way to get OE to properly replace Outlook.
If using OL2000 still you should be able to open up the old pst file.  Do a search for *.pst and then add that account.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:slink9
ID: 9739921
Argh!!! One minute too late.
0
 

Author Comment

by:JamesWillison
ID: 9740026
one more thing before i give you the points how do i answer peoples question in order to get points for myself?????

cant find anywhere to view them
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
slink9 earned 125 total points
ID: 9740052
Above you see Databases, Operating Systems, etc.  Click on one of thelinks and you will see questions.  You will then see subtopics on the left if there are any.
0

Featured Post

Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In this step by step procedure, you will come to know the details of creating an Outlook meeting in 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016.
This article describes how to import Lotus Notes Contacts into Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007 etc. with a few manual steps. You can easily export and migrate Lotus Notes contacts into Microsoft Outlook without having to use any third party tools.
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…

627 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