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opening 98 files with xp

By malatthezoo ·
I have files from my old hard drive 98 copied on a cd. I am using xp and I can't open them. I have the same programs installed again. Any suggestions how I can convert them to xp or just open them. They are from my address book in outlook express and family history files from Generations.

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by LordInfidel In reply to opening 98 files with xp

The outlook express files are tricky.

First they need to be moved off of the cd. All of the files need the read attribute cleared.

Generally OE will need an Identities path to restore your e-mail. I would start up OE on xp, when you import, naviagate to the folder that you have your old mail in, select the root of the folder. You may have to play around with the folder selection because it is touchy.

But as I said before, all files must be cleared of the read attribute.

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by malatthezoo In reply to opening 98 files with xp

I can not change the attribute of the files. It says I am denied access.

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by joe In reply to opening 98 files with xp

Like the first answer says, all files must be cleared of the read attribute To do that copy the files to your computer that you should be able to change the attributes.

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by TheChas In reply to opening 98 files with xp

Have you tried importing the files into Outlook Express?

I was able to import my old mail and address book from my W98 box to my XP box.

The issue may be the version of IE you were using on the W98 PC. There was a major change between IE4 andIE5 in how OE handled files.

You may need to setup a W98 machine,
import your mail files,
then upgrade IE on the W98 PC to version 6.
Then, the mail files will be compatible.

Chas

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