Transfer outlook express DBX files to MS outlook

I have the outlook express dbx files etc but I cant for the life of me get them into outlook express so is there a way to get them into MS outlook i think its about time I swapped to MS outlook anyway because it is more easy to backup etc.


p.s. i think Outlook express is messed up some how, it recieves e-mails but i copy the files to the store destination and they do not show up, I did get it to work before but id got the wrong backup files that were old and now I have the right files i cant get them to stick.


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auraorangeAuthor Commented:
another error i get trying to import into outlook express is "no messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open"

do you know if you have the correct DBX files ?

Did you try my suggestion in your previous Q

Now open OE
go to tools > options > maintainence > store folder
look for the path there
close OE
Navigate to that path

now copy the backedup dbx files to the above path
now open OE and check if you got all emails

auraorangeAuthor Commented:
yeah ive done that but it wont work, I have the addresses but the folders are staying empty
I know I have the correct dbx files as I have folders for EE, Paypal, ebay etc
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can you check the size of the DBX files ?

Are you sure you copied the correct DBX files from the other hard disk ?

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auraorangeAuthor Commented:
well originally I copied 7.mb of dbx files ok

then I have just been sucessful copying 15.3mb of files and just copied them across but they are also out of date

I used a NTFS restore software when my HDD became inacessible and it seems to have all the files that have ever been on the drive.....

maybe ill go back to find another Outlook express file that is bigger again and check its last access date

ill keep you posted


Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:
You might try the mail import functions of Thunderbird.  It's pretty powerful and I was able to move mail from Windows to Linux using it.
if u have ms outlook installed u could try the import function and see if that would help u.
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