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Import email from external hard drive

  1. #1


    Mike Guest

    Import email from external hard drive

    My computer died with Windows XP on it. I had the hard drive put in an
    external case and have found the message files.

    Is the easiest way to get the messages and address book to install Outlook
    Express and import it over???

    Where can I buy one or can I use my old one from my other hard drive.
    Thanks
    Mike

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  2. #2


    Mike Guest

    RE: Import email from external hard drive

    My new computer uses Vista. Help !!!!!!!!!!!

    "Mike" wrote:

    > My computer died with Windows XP on it. I had the hard drive put in an
    > external case and have found the message files.
    >
    > Is the easiest way to get the messages and address book to install Outlook
    > Express and import it over???
    >
    > Where can I buy one or can I use my old one from my other hard drive.
    > Thanks
    > Mike

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  3. #3


    Dave Guest

    Re: Import email from external hard drive

    Outlook Express can't run on Vista.
    It was replaced with Windows Mail, which has since been replaced with
    Windows Live Mail.

    Copy all of the Outlook Express .dbx files (including folders.dbx) from the
    XP drive to a temporary folder on the Vista computer

    Open Windows Mail, File - Import - Messages - Microsoft Outlook Express 6
    import from OE6 store directory
    find the temporary folder where you copied the .dbx files (BUT DON'T OPEN
    IT).
    Next.... etc.

    To import your contacts, copy the .wab file over, and do a
    similar File - Import
    of the Windows Contacts.


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    "Mike" <Mike @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > My computer died with Windows XP on it. I had the hard drive put in an
    > external case and have found the message files.
    >
    > Is the easiest way to get the messages and address book to install Outlook
    > Express and import it over???
    >
    > Where can I buy one or can I use my old one from my other hard drive.
    > Thanks
    > Mike

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Gordon Guest

    Re: Import email from external hard drive

    "Dave" <Dave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23HxT2ouwJHA.5244@xxxxxx

    > Outlook Express can't run on Vista.
    > It was replaced with Windows Mail, which has since been replaced with
    > Windows Live Mail.
    >
    > Copy all of the Outlook Express .dbx files (including folders.dbx) from
    > the
    > XP drive to a temporary folder on the Vista computer

    Won't Windows Mail import function navigate to an external drive?

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  5. #5


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Import email from external hard drive

    There may be permissions issues. I recommend people copy the OE message
    store to a subdirectory of Documents which puts it into the User profile,
    thereby circumventing any permissions issues. www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx

    steve

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > "Dave" <Dave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23HxT2ouwJHA.5244@xxxxxx

    >> Outlook Express can't run on Vista.
    >> It was replaced with Windows Mail, which has since been replaced with
    >> Windows Live Mail.
    >>
    >> Copy all of the Outlook Express .dbx files (including folders.dbx) from
    >> the
    >> XP drive to a temporary folder on the Vista computer
    >
    >
    > Won't Windows Mail import function navigate to an external drive?
    >
    > --
    > Asking a question?
    > Please tell us the version of the application you are asking about,
    > your OS, Service Pack level
    > and the FULL contents of any error message(s)

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  6. #6


    Dave Guest

    Re: Import email from external hard drive

    Possibly. But like Steve said, you could encounter permission problems.
    And it's easier to find them if you copy them to a \temp folder.


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    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    http://download.live.com/wlmail


    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:#K44TCzwJHA.3676@xxxxxx

    > "Dave" <Dave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23HxT2ouwJHA.5244@xxxxxx

    >> Outlook Express can't run on Vista.
    >> It was replaced with Windows Mail, which has since been replaced with
    >> Windows Live Mail.
    >>
    >> Copy all of the Outlook Express .dbx files (including folders.dbx) from
    >> the
    >> XP drive to a temporary folder on the Vista computer
    >
    >
    > Won't Windows Mail import function navigate to an external drive?
    >
    > --
    > Asking a question?
    > Please tell us the version of the application you are asking about,
    > your OS, Service Pack level
    > and the FULL contents of any error message(s)

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  7. #7


    Patrick Keenan Guest

    Re: Import email from external hard drive


    "Mike" <Mike @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:78FCE5D6-E461-424A-9D41-0B7C4D3945F4@xxxxxx

    > My computer died with Windows XP on it. I had the hard drive put in an
    > external case and have found the message files.
    >
    > Is the easiest way to get the messages and address book to install Outlook
    > Express and import it over???
    >
    > Where can I buy one or can I use my old one from my other hard drive.
    > Thanks
    > Mike
    You cannot install Outlook Express on Vista. However, if you know where
    the OE mail files are, you can simply import them to Windows Mail.

    HTH
    -pk



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