Outlook Express importing folder contents

Posted on 2006-04-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I have a new PC but still have my OLD System disk accessibale as my H drive.
How can I import my OUTLOOK EXPRESS folders/emails etc to my new instance of Outlook Express?
Question by:jwah
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    Accepted Solution

    Hello jwah,

    first search on your old drive for a *.wab file which contains the addresses and *.dbx files which contain the mails probably one dbx per folder and note those folders down

    1. in outlook express goto File, press Import > Address Book
    2. navigate to the old Address Book wab file and import it

    1. in outlook express goto File, press Import > Messages > Microsoft Outlook Express > Import mail from an OE6 store directory
    2. press ok
    3. press Browse
    4. navigate to the location on the second hard drive where the dbx files are located
    5. select it then press OK
    6. finish up the import

    hope this helps a bit

    Author Comment

    Hi thank, but where is the OE6 store directory?
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    Expert Comment

    sorry that is the folder where you found the dbx files on the second drive

    Author Comment

    Easy once I was searching for hidden files etc, many thanks.
    regards jwah

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