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Old 10-27-2003, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where are Outlook Express Messages Stored in XP?

Hi,

I'm so glad I found this forum and I hope you can help.

I just purchased a new computer with Windows XP and I'm trying to import into Outlook Express my .dbx files that I had backed up from my old pc onto a CD.

The problem is that when I click on Import | Messages in Outlook Express and specify Outlook Express 6 and browse to the folder on the CD where the files are stored, it keeps giving me a message that there are no files there, but there are.

I thought maybe I could just copy and paste the files, but I can't seem to navigate to the folder where the Outlook Express folders are stored, even though I found the path by doing a search for a folder I created.

Can anyone tell me how to navigate to this folder. It's different in XP that Win98.

Thanks,
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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>>bump>>

I can't believe no one knows where Outlook Express messages are stored or how to navigate to them in XP.

Anyone???
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey tnsbuff, look at this MS Knowledge Base and tell me if this is what you are looking for:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;313055
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Old 11-03-2003, 01:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Copied old Outlook Express Files, but Not Showing in Outlook Express

Thanks to both of you for the suggestions. What I needed was to display the hidden files.

So, I copied my old files/folders to that directory, but they're not showing up when I open Outlook Express.

What gives? :-)
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Old 11-03-2003, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay, I recopied and pasted and now I have the older messages. Unfortunately, it overwrote my existing messages. :-\ Oh well, there weren't THAT many.

Anyway, it seems that you have to have Outlook Express closed while you're doing the copy and paste.

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