Thanks for Replying Robert: I did uncheck read only for the sent items FOLDER
and tried to import it and got the following message: " No messages can be
found in this folder or another application is running that has the required
files open. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may
have files open." The only thing open is Inbox or my new Sent Items from
which I am launching my "Import". When I go back to the Sent Items folder I
find that the Read Only is checked again - no matter how many times I uncheck
it. So I check the old Sent Items.dbx FILE that is in my new Sent Items
FOLDER and find that read only is NOT checked on the file. But, when I try to
import just the file and do a browse to find it, I can never find the file. I
have copies of it both in my new Sent Items folder and on my desktop, but
neither show up when I am browsing for them.
> "DMD guy" <DMDguy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >I have OE 5 Sent Items.dbx and Folders.dbx (from my old ME laptop) with my
> > Windows Mail directory files on my new Vista laptop, but Sent Items won't
> > open. When I click on it, my new WM Inbox opens instead. My old Sent Items
> > file retained its 221mb size in the move. When I open the WM program and
> > see my Inbox, the old Sent Items aren't showing as folders on the left
> > side.
> > But if I search in the directory path: C drive\users\my name\Application
> > Date\
> > Local\Microsoft\windows mail\local folders\sent items -- it is there full
> > size.
> > I have placed it there by itself, then dragged and dropped into the other
> > sent
> > items folder with folder.dbx -- either way, the 221mb of sent items do
> > not
> > appear.
> > Thanks in advance for any help. I've spent many hours and days trying to
> > get
> > this to work.
> > --
> > ldl
> Just moving the .dbx files into Windows Mail's storage folder doesn't work.
> After you copy the files to a directory on the hard drive of your new
> computer, make sure the copies are read-write instead of readonly,
> then tell Windows Mail to import them.