You're definitely on the right path. The idea is to copy ALL dbx-files (including folder.dbx, that's the directory) from the current folder on the old computer to the new folder on the new computer.
The best way to find the appropiate folder on the XP-computer: use Windows Explorer to search for *.dbx or inbox.dbx, for that matter. These files will only appear after you run Outlook Express at least one time. That may be the problem with you. Or you look in the wrong folder after all.
This can easily be done. You'll succeed.
I want to move my outlook express folders to another computer.
The outlook express version i have is 6.00.2800.1123
It's running on a windows 98.
I did a search and found my .dbx files in C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities
I want to put these on my laptop which is running Windows XP. The version of outlook express on my laptop is 6.00.2900.2180
I did a search on my laptop for the .dbx files and they are on C:\Documents and Settings\My Name\Local Settings.
But when i use windows explorer to go in there and I looke in My Name there is no folder called local settings and i checked all folders in My Name and there are no .dbx files.
How do i transfer my mail so that i can see all my old email on the laptop?
I seem to remember a couple years ago that someone told me to do a mail backup on win98 to be able to get the files and that's the only other piece of the puzzle i know of.