[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 277
  • Last Modified:

Recover E-mails From Outlook Express After Installing Windows XP

Experts, I am working on a computer that was recently upgraded from windows 2000 to windows xp professional. When I open outlook express none of the e-mails or e-mail directories imported. How would I go about getting the old e-mails? Note that this was not a complete re-format install, just an upgrade, all the other data and program files are there.

Thanks for any tips!

~ C
0
clickclickbang
Asked:
clickclickbang
  • 2
1 Solution
 
war1Commented:
Greetings, clickclickbang !

Outlook Express keeps the emails in .DBX files, ex., Inbox emails is in inbox.dbx.  Do a search for *.dbx files and not their location. Then import the emails via OE Import Wizard.

DBX files are normally located in one of the following locations
C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Identities\
C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express\
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express\

The files are hidden, so you have to unhide hidden files to see them. Open Windows Explorer folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

Best wishes!
0
 
war1Commented:
clickclickbang,

The DBX files could be corrupt. Use one of the following tools to repair them
Macallan
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/resources/tools.htm#macallan
OR
DBXtract
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx

Both tools will extract emails one by one as .EML file.  Then you drag the files to the OE Preview Pane.
0
 
clickclickbangAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your post, I just needed to re-import them!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now