Retrieve Outlook Express (win98) files to XP

Posted on 2005-04-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'm trying to pull the file(s) form Outlook Express as it ran on win98 into my in xp install. I have the win98 drive running as a slave...i'd thought outlook used the .pst extention but no pst files on that drive exist.
Question by:juststeve
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    Outlook express uses *.dbx files.  In OE in windows 98 , go to tools > options > maintainence > store folder.
    check the path there

    close OE
    go to that path.
    Copy all the files in there..

    Move those files to windows xp machine. In windows xp , open OE , go to file > import  messages and import those DBX files..

    Good luck


    Author Comment

    That worked but i didn't get the address that stored somehwere else?
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    Accepted Solution

    Address book is stored as WAB file.. Get that file from the first machine to the second machine , open Address book inside OE in the second machine and go to file ---> import and import it


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