Export OE messages?


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Old 02-25-03, 07:34 PM
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Export OE messages?

I want to "copy" all my messages from one pc to another. Both have XP Home, and both use Outlook Express. When I try to use the handy Export app, it wants me to export only to Outlook.

My "message store" is the default, rather than a separate folder on hard drive, so I cannot copy to CD.

Is there an easier way than simply forwarding all the messages to the other computer? This would work, but would be quite time consuming.

It is a work laptop, and I need all the messages.

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Old 02-25-03, 07:54 PM
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An excerpt from the OE 6 help files. This will explain it pretty well for you:

To compact and back up e-mail folders

Select an e-mail folder.
On the File menu, point to Folder, and then click Compact.
To back up the folder, find the folder file, and then copy it to a backup folder, floppy disk, or network drive. Outlook Express e-mail folders have a .dbx extension (for example, "Sent Items.dbx").

Notes
Some message files might be too large to back up onto a floppy disk.
If you are using a program other than Outlook Express to send e-mail messages to newsgroups, check your e-mail program's documentation for information about compacting and deleting e-mail folders.
Backup folders on XP are found in "C:\Documents and Settings\'Username'\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\'Some really long number key'\Microsoft\Outlook Express".

You should recognize the folder names as filenames, they will have DBX extensions.

The "really long number key" could be anything, you may have more than one.

Just copy all of the files you find in that folder, basically that's all your e-mails. I believe the "Pop3uidl.dbx" file is the settings file, but I'm not positive about that.

Good luck!
 
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Old 02-25-03, 09:13 PM
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thank you, I'll give that I try tomorrow
 
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Old 02-26-03, 08:41 AM
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Thumbs up It Worked !!

Thanks, Safewatch

It was a little tedious, but it worked fine and I now have all my old messages on the new pc

New day, new lesson !!!

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