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Oultook Express: How do I retrieve emails

I had a computer die and put the old hard drive into my new computer. I'm trying to copy the old emails from my old hard drive to the new hard drive. When I go into the old hard drive and open Outlook Express, I just get the new emails. How do I find the old emails? Would searching for the filename extension help? What is the extension for emails? Both computers run Windows XP. Thanks.

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I think I have the same problem.

I have backedup OE folders on an old C: drive wich is now D: drive. But can't access it's email folders. I've found the .dbx files on the D: drive and weather I open them OE of C: or D: drive it opens the OE folders that are on C: drive.

Didn't even find out til I read you're post. Why did you post, darn-it (just kidding).

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Figured one way....

Reconnected the D: drive as the C: drive then openned OE found all my old emails. One email at a time I was able to "Save As" from the File menu to a folder I created in My Documents. Then put the drives back the way I had them and was able to open the emails from the folder I created in my D: My Documents.

If I had thought about it I guess I could have reconnected both hard drives in reverse and "Saved AS" the emails to the C: but it deosn't seem to be a problem.

Hope you're able to reteieve you're old emails.


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Doesn't sound fun

Reconnecting my hard drives doesn't sound like much fun. There has to be a way to search my old drive. I able to retrieve my address book by doing a search for "*.wab" and it found my old mailbox

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Emails have the extension of .dbx. . .

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