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Can not import Outlook Express messages after upgrade of OS

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Hi,

I recently upgraded one of the office PC from WIndows Me to Win XP Pro. Beofer formating the PC I had copied the Outlook Express folder, containing all the "dbx" files on to a seperate server folder also exported were the address book

Now after installing XP Pro, When i try to import messages back to the Outlook Express the follwoing happens

1. I select the export option as from OLE 6 folder and select the server folder where i have all the dbx files
2. After I select all folders and press OK, it immediatly says "Congratulation your folders were imported successfully"
3. but when I open Outlook Express, the folder structure has been imported but no emails are shown in the folders, all are empty
4. I tried manually copying the files on to the Outlook Express folder in the PC, after copy is done when i open the Outlook Express it shows inbox contains some 100 unread...but as soon as i click on inbox it again becomes empty

Does any one know whats wrong
pls help
 
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Greetings, sreejithmc!
  Check the properties of the copied dbx files.  Make sure they are not Read-Only.  If they are Read-Only, uncheck that property setting.

Hopefully, those dbx files have not become corrupt. If they are, you need DBXpress to see them

http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx

Best wishes, war1
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