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By janetyu1 ·
I have Old Outlook Express files saved on my old hard drive, I have a new hard drive with MS 2000 Pro and Outlook Express installed on it.

How can I copy those OLD Outlook Express files to my new Outlook Express on my new Hard Drive. The Old HardDrive is the slave.

Thanks in advance.
J.U.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to outlook express

Hi,

I had a similar problem after having to re-install the OS from scratch. I saved ALL the outlook express files and restored them into the same directory and voila it was ok.

Of course, I was using prescisely the same version of outlook express as before so I dont know whether that'll be an issue for you.

Also I didn't have to integrate any new mail into the old - that made it easier.

Also... Initially I couldn't copy a couple of the files back. There was an error which I cant remember word for word now but was something like "not able to copy client registered files"

I was able to successfully copy them after a reboot but before starting, outlook express, though.

Hope that helps,
Cheers,
Tim.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to outlook express

Actually... now I think about it, I didn't have the same version of outlook express because the re-installation involved upgrading from Win2K to WinXP.

...so the outlook express files were "old" too. Give it a try without resorting to old versions of outlook express (often these things are backwards compatible and will auto-upgrade when needed), but secure the original copies first.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by janetyu1 In reply to outlook express

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by Ann777 In reply to outlook express

I suggest that you take the old outlook express version and install it on your new drive. Then copy over the files. The upgrade to the current version of outlook express on it.

There's lots of info at the Microsoft KnowledgeBase on MS Outlook Express and migration. You might want to look over some of these.

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by janetyu1 In reply to outlook express

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by TheChas In reply to outlook express

You can copy the old Outlook Express compressed message and address book files onto your new hard drive.
Create a new folder on the drive so that they do not overwrite your existing files, and can find them easily.

To find the files on your old drive, search for *.dbx. The correct files will have the names of your OE folders.

Then from OE, use the file/import wizard to import those files.

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by TheChas In reply to outlook express

There will be a set of folders for each OE identity that you had on the system.

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