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Software => Computer software => Topic started by: foggs on February 04, 2009, 05:48:46 PM

Title: IMPORT OUTLOOK Express files
Post by: foggs on February 04, 2009, 05:48:46 PM
Hi got a question. Importing address book and/or files from another program on another drive, is fairly straight forward.

What I'm trying to do is import from program folder, or the storage location folder, from an older installation on a different (installed) physical hard disk that is no longer an active OS on the computer.

I can pull almost all files i need to off of that drive, and as far as the email, i can import the address book file successfully for both outlook express and OUTLook.

What i cannot seem to do successfully is to import any old mail. Does anyone know, if this cannot be done?  Or if it can be done, how to do it?

that was drive was failing-and-riddled-with-spyware-viruses and it had to be removed. I put in a new drive/os, and really am just trying to bring back the little womans' old email files, maybe a few of mine.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I just found this site. I am sure i will be back. :)

Title: Re: IMPORT OUTLOOK Express files
Post by: soybean on February 05, 2009, 09:05:08 AM
Search the old hard drive for .pst files (  That would contain your Outlook messages.  For Outlook Express messages, search for .dbx files (   

If you find a .pst, try importing into Outlook.  If you find .dbx files, either try importing them into Outlook Express Alternatively (for Outlook Express), if you are going to leave that hard drive installed as a second drive, you might be able to merely change the Store location setting in Outlook Express to point to the location on the old hard drive and just leave those messages there.