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    Outlook Express to Outlook help

    Hi Fellas

    Need a bit of help here. I recently reinstalled my OS on a new drive. Now my emails are still on my other drive which Ive refitted and are resident in Outlook.


    How do I import from Outlook to outlook express, the import option doesnt work because it cannot see the mail store on the other drive.

    Any help please

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    Well, emails are stored in a file that is located in......

    C:\Documents and Settings\'YOUR USERNAME'\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\'{YOUR CLSID NUMBER}'\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    I presume it is the same for outlook, just substitute the final directory outlook express to outlook. In there is a file called Inbox.dbx . Copy this file over to the outlook express 'application data' folder.


    This might work, I havn't researched it an' its just a wild guess, but you never know.
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    Im sure .dbx is OE only

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    Am I right in saying you want to go from outlook to outlook express? any reason? Its just if its the other way around its easy, with the way you say I can't see any in built options for this at all.....

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    use mozilla thunderbird, im sure that has the option, better mail client anyway

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    thunderbird didnt work

    Heres the score anyways...

    Outlook is on drive F: which used to be my windows xp drive, I removed drive and installed Win XP on another drive. I then reconnect this drive and want to transfer outlook mails from the old drive to this one but its not having it.

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    No, it won't natively, since it opens your Outlook mail store via the Outlook profile, which in this case was created under your "old" XP installation and doesn't exist under the new one. You should be able to install Outlook under the "new" install of Windows XP and setup Personal Folders to point to the .pst file used by your "old" copy of Outlook. You should be able to open Outlook normally, and you'll thus have a profile that OE can read and import via. Do your import to OE, then you can ditch Outlook.

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    nice one mate will give this a go laters

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    I havent deleted anything but I did a *.pst search and nothing was found even with Outlook installed on the new XP install how bizaare

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    Do you have "Do not show hidden files and folders" ticked? If so, you probably won't find it. Untick that and search your old drive again (under the Documents and Settings folder, old user profile name).

    BTW, the new copy of outlook won't generate a PST file unless and until you creayte a profile containing personal folders and you don't want it to unless and until you can point the service at the old .pst file.

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    nope no sign of it

    why the hell cant they make this sort of thing user friendly

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    You were using the Internet Mail service with Outlook, and using Personal Folders, correct? Can you actually get into the Documents and Settings\<old username> folder and subfolders on what's now your F: drive and view files and subfolders?

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    yes I can get into my old docs folder on the F drive but Im sure theres nowt there specific to help me regain my email

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    when i go into the outlook folder in F:\Documents and Settings\Craig\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

    all I can see is 4 files outcmd.dat, outlook (office data file), outlook.xml and outlook.srs

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    Give me a bell on MSN (southsider87) and I could do it for you over Remote Desktop, should only take 5 mins.

    Al

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    PS its in My Docs\Local Settings\...etc

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