merlin06
2 Iron

Outlook Express 6 - import/export

Had to export my messages prior to pc restore. Once completed, I am having trouble getting OE to import the messages back again. Using XP. Have tried File, Import, Messages, Selected OE 6, Next, Import mail from OE6 store directory, OK, Browsed to the dir containing my .dbx files, OK, then it gives me an error, "No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open."
 
Any input?
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Denny Denham
6 Thallium

Re: Outlook Express 6 - import/export

merlin06,

See if this is any help.

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merlin06
2 Iron

Re: Outlook Express 6 - import/export

Thanks, Denny. I tried several things found from your link, got one of the files to take, but not all of them. The import went further than before thanks to your suggestion to include the folders.dbx file. Have several other mail folders we are really hoping to recover. Need to research it further.
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Denny Denham
6 Thallium

Re: Outlook Express 6 - import/export

merlin06,

For individual *.dbx files see this.

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merlin06
2 Iron

Re: Outlook Express 6 - import/export

Thank you. I'll try after work today.
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merlin06
2 Iron

Re: Outlook Express 6 - import/export

Only 1 of the 8 exported dbx files is being imported by OE. I had no luck with the copy/paste routine. Any suggestions anybody?
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