Posted on 2006-10-19
I want to recover an email backup from a CD that is about 7 or 8 years old, from a very old backup of my old pc. I use Gmail now so dont have any mail clients setup on my computer but I want at least to be able to read through my old email messages.
The CD contains a mail folder with files such as Inbox.mbx, Inbox.idx, Sent Items.mbx, Sent Items.idx. I believe they are Outlook Express 4 files. So far I have tried installing thunderbird and importing from Outlook Express however thunderbird does not give me the option to browse to my old emails. I have also tried changing the Store Folder in Outlook Express 6 to my old folder and importing using Express 6 also. By the way I am using Windows XP.
What should I do?