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Importing Outlook Express files to another Computer with XP

by turak123 / March 20, 2013 9:18 AM PDT

I copied all the DBX files on a memory stick, but after that I'm lost: All the instructions on the internet don't mesh with what My old outlook express and newer version on the other computer have. I don't want to mess this up. The Import function on the XP I'm importing into has address book import and e-mails. But it doesn't specify WHICH e-mails: The received e-mails or sent e-mails. Does Outlook Express figure this out and copy the files automatically to the right place? I saw a web site that said Outlook Express could copy ALL the DBX fils and put them where they're supposed to be INCLUDING the address book DBX files.

Either someone's lying or different versions of Outlook Express have different ways of doing this. I need someone to walk me through this processor at least so I can understand what I'm doing... HELP!

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Are you reporting that this MSFT article does not work?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 9:27 AM PDT

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Re: importing OE files
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 23, 2013 12:46 AM PDT

I just copy the full contents of the folder that contains all that .dbx files from the old to the new computer. No need to import any mail.
Same with the address book.

Kees

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