The idea is to copy the store folder (that's the Windows folder where all Outlook Express folders are stored) in its entirety (that's: ALL files) to the new PC.
The easiest way:
- locate the folder on the old disk (it's the folder that contains a file called inbox.dbx)
- same for the folder on the new disk; if it's a different OS it might be a different location; in XP it's in the users Documents and Settings
- then select all files from the old disk (in My Computer or Windows Explorer) and copy them to the right location on the new disk
This, of course, will delete any messages already received in and sent from the new set of folders (because it will overwrite them). So better export those first and import them later.
More details in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270670
This also tells about other things then just the messages.
My Uncle bought a used PC (XP PRO-NTFS) and I added the hard drive from his old PC (2000 ? FAT32) into the new one as the slave so he could transfer all his old files and use for backup. The problem is we can?t figure out how to import his old Outlook Express messages from the old hard drive to the new one. He doesn?t know what Outllook Express version he was using on the old PC, my guess would be version 5, his new one his 6. We have already tried the Outlook Express Import Export options with no success. Could the problem be that they are different versions?