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outlook express 6 export file locations?

Hi,

I recently moved document and address files off my laptop to an
external hard drive. When exporting messages from OE6 under XP SP2 I
see neither the name nor location of the exported data. Consequently I
am not able to move it. Can anyone tell me the name or location of the
exported messages file(s)?

Dave


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I am using Outlook Express 6 and cannot find where the files are stored. I
searched for *.DBX and it gave me a location but it's empty. Searched for
*.pst and it could not find any files.

Hi any help with this would be greatly appreciated ive tried for many hours
but cant seem to work this out

1. I need to export my mail rules from Outlook Express 6 to Office Outlook
2003 and cant figure out how.

2. How do i import the CSV file into outlook express 2003 that outlook
express 6 exports it as (addresses)?

Cheers, Dan

Dear All

i'm using outlook express 6 my receive mail folder over 2g ,how can i repair
it ...i have tried move to another folder and use repair tools for outlook
express demo but still missing file...

Dear Folks,

I am picking up my #2 computer from the repair shop on Tuesday.

During the restore, they deleted my Outlook Express 6 (my fault, I forgot to
tell them to save it).

Here's my question, can I copy my Outlook Express from my main computer to a
flash drive, and import it to computer #2.

If so, what's the procedure?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Sincerely,
Steve
Chicago, Illinois

Dear Folks,

I am picking up my #2 computer from the repair shop on Tuesday.

During the restore, they deleted my Outlook Express 6 (my fault, I forgot to
tell them to save it).

Here's my question, can I copy my Outlook Express from my main computer to a
flash drive, and import it to computer #2.

If so, what's the procedure?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Sincerely,
Steve
Chicago, Illinois

I'm trying to export a users address book from Outlook Express 6.0 and import
into Outlook XP. I've tried exporting it as a .wab file, but nothing gets
imported. KB articles suggest exporting it as text, but that option doesn't
seem to exist in Express 6.0. I only see .wab or .vcf files.

Also, woudl the fact that I'm not logged into a session of Outlook with the
above users credentials affect why 0 contacts are imported from the .wab file?
--
Thanks
Dennis
Application Support

I tried exporting mail yesterday and each time I did the export the local
file outlook.pst grew by 9MB.

File is Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook/outlook.pst
How do I clean up this file?
Is there an easy way to backup Outlook Express 6 Mail data?

I have spent all day trying to find an answer to this problem, and
nothing helps. Here's what I'm trying to do: quit using Outlook Express
6 and start using Outlook 2002. How do I transfer my address book and
all my message files? When I try the normal Import procedure (from OL),
it only gives me a list of certain file types I can import, but it
won't let me import a .csv (Windows) file (my address book) because it
says I need to install a translator. So when I put in my Office CD-ROM
at the prompt, it says it can't locate the file needed. Then I moved on
and tried to import my mail message back-up folder, but the same thing
happened and OL didn't list .dbx files on their list of importable
files. I can't believe there is not an easier way to share (transfer)
data between these two programs. Am I missing something here?

I foolishly used Thunderbird for a few days and now I wish to switch to
Windows Live Mail. I exported the individual messages that I needed from
Thunderbird into eml files. Now, how do I import those into Windows Live
Mail or Outlook Express 6?

I am using Windows XP SP3.

I have a outlook.pst file (2000) that was backed up from an old computer
running windows ME - I'm wondering if I can import that into my new XP
computer without installing Outlook2000 again (the install disk is damaged)
using just the already installed Outlook express 6.

Thanks for any suggestions,
Mark

Hi,

I just copied all my Outlook Express 6 emails and address to a desktop file.
I am about to install Office Professional Plus 2007 which only has Outlook.

If I burn the OE6 desktop folder to CD, can I export that information into
Outlook 2007 from the CD?

Will my saved emails and addresses transfer properly?

Thanks,
KP
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KP

Computer was recently revived by the geek squad at Best Buy and they copied
all our files onto a back-up cd. I have copied these .dbx files over into
another folder on the c: drive, but when I proceed to import these files into
Outlook Express 6 they don't appear or are not available in the folder I
copied them over to. HELP!!!

Hello,
I generated (exported) all my messages on Outlook Express 6.0. Now I am
trying to import this same file again on Outlook Express 6.0 and it is not
working.
Can anybody help me.
Thanks
--
Clovis

Hi guys,

I'm upgrading a friend of mine from Outlook Express 6 to Outlook 2007.

I'm trying to export his emails to Outlook 2007, however in the Outlook 2007 inbox it only shows emails upto December 2007? For some reason it doesn't show emails from 2008.

Is there any way round this?

Cheers,

Mark

I have outlook express 6 on W2K Pro. I want to migrate my OE e-mails to
another PC running Vista Ultimate with Outlook 2003. I copied my OE e-mail
folder to the new PC and tried to import it into Outlook. Each time I try it,
it says: “The mail folder could not be opened. If another application is
using this file, please close it and try again.” On my old PC, I tried to
export my e-mail boxes, but received an error that it failed. What’s the
problem importing to Outlook 2003? It shouldn’t be that hard. I have
Microsoft’s own procedure to do it and it fails every time. I prefer to use
Outlook instead of the replacement for OE – Windows Live mail. I have admin
rights as the user I am logged in as. Any help would be appreciated.

Hi,

Can anyone tell me how I can import / copy my contacts from Outlook Express
6 to Outlook 2003? Outlook Help says to use the File Import/Export menu
option, but there is no Import/Export menu option in my Outlook!

BTW, I need to be able to import it into my Outlook Contacts folder as
opposed to a Personal Address Book.

Thanks in advance.

Jani

I have recently reinstalled Windows XP and would now like to import my old
emails into Outlook Express. I have located the .dbx files but when I use
FILE/IMPORT/MESSAGES/OUTLOOK EXPRESS 6/IMPORT MAIL FROM AN OE6
DIRECTORY/BROWSE

A message comes up saying:
No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running
that has the required files open. Please select another folder or try
closing applications that have files open.

Any ideas?
Thanks.

I did all that was idicated and advised in post but still have OE Folders
as .bak files, all
remaining in my Recycle Bin. Although opening new folders where necessary
in OE, no emails appear in the new folders when opening OE.

I did notice a discrepancy in the Store Folder name:
a. In OEToolsOptionsMaint it shows the location of the store as
380493AA-D26E-4F11-968F6EA19CD3F4F5

But in the Windows Explorer directory the Store Folder is shown as:
b. C:Docs & SettingsDavidLocal SettingsApplication DataIdentities
as {380493AA-D26E-4F11-968F-6EA19CD3F4F5}

i.e. after the 968F there is a "-" in Para b. Which one is correct?
Should I change anything? The file listed in Par a. cannot be found after
Search in My Computer!

I noticed in an earlier thread, Ron Sommer mentioned "that a new Identity is
needed" ? Is it possible to search for and delete all previous identities,
open a new identity and move the .bak folders from the Recycle Bin into OE?
This would surely clean the system out and start from scratch?

I have Outlook installed but do not use it as there are more bells and
whistles than I need, but is it less prone to compacting errors.

Thanks, brett.

"brett" wrote in message
...
Thanks, I'll have to study this lot and try it and get back. Life with MS
is getting too complicated so it is good to be able to hang a question in
the air and get positive, helpful responses.
brett.

"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
Please start your own new thread in the future, thank you.

When you compact, a copy of your dbx files are sent to the Recycle Bin in
the event that something should go wrong and messages, or entire folders,
are lost when you are compacting. If your power even has a slight surge,
the compacting is interrupted and you will lose mail.

You can restore a bak file to replace the missing one as follows. You say
there are two, so if you right click on each one in the Recycle Bin |
Properties, you can see the date it was deleted . The most recent is the
one you will want. Please follow these steps in order.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

All e-mail items may be missing when you start Outlook Express 6 Service
Pack 1:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918069

To restore a bak folder to the message store folder, first locate the
Message Store in Windows Explorer.

In OE: Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the
location of your Outlook Express files. Write the location down and
navigate to it in Windows Explorer or copy & paste the location into
Start | Run.

In WinXP, the dbx files are by default marked as hidden. To view these
files in Windows Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files and Folders
under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options Icon | View, or in Windows
Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.

In Windows Explorer, click on the dbx file for the missing, or empty,
folder and drag it to the Desktop. It can be deleted later once you have
successfully restored the bak file. Minimize the Message Store.

Open OE and, if the folder is missing, create a folder with the *exact*
same name as the bak file you want to restore but without the .bak. Eg:
If the file is Saved.bak, the new folder should be named Saved. Open the
new folder and then close OE. If the folder is there, but just empty,
continue on to the next step.

First, check if there is a bak file already in the message store. If
there is, and you removed the dbx file, go ahead and rename it to dbx.

If it isn't already in the message store, open the Recycle bin and right
click on the bak file for the folder in question and click Restore. Open
the message store back up and change the file extension from .bak to
.dbx. Close the message store and open OE. The messages should now be
back in the folder.

If the messages are successfully restored, you can go ahead and delete
the old dbx file that you moved to the Desktop.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Why does OE insist on compacting folders when I close it?:
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#compact

Why Mail Disappears:
http://www.insideoe.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone

About File Corruption:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/...orruption.mspx

A general warning to help avoid this in the futu

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually become
corrupted. Create your own user defined folders for storing mail and move
your mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder regularly. Keep user
created folders under 100MB, and Default folders as empty as is feasible.

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
layer of protection that eats up CPUs, slows down sending and receiving,
and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs, account setting
changes and has even been responsible for lose of messages. Your
up-to-date A/V program will continue to protect you sufficiently. For
more, see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

And backup often.

Backup and Resto

http://www.insideoutlookexpress.com/backup/

http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx

And this good one click backup program.

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB):

http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA

"brett" wrote in message
...
P.S. I have now noticed that some of my mail sub-folders are removed
into Recycle Bin as BAK files !
brett.

"brett" wrote in message
...
Bruce,

I noticed in an earlier post you emphasised the need to not touch
anything while compacting was taking place, additionally that one
should have either Local Folders selected or Outlook Express both at
the top of the tree.

I have generally let OE come up and advise compact is needed and then
let it do its own thing, without touching anything! Whether or not
this next situation is involved I am not sure, except recently after
such a compacting, my inbox has become empty. When I look in my
Recycle Bin there are two Inboxes (Bak) and there is a Bak copy of each
of my extensive mail folders as well? These mail folders in OE are
all intact. I have read your response in online IE Newsgroups 3/9/2008
at 10:10AM PST on a similar situation but am confused as to how to
proceed. As far as I can see, I just need to restore one of the two
Inboxes and think I can identify which one, due to the size
differences. How to do it?

Another odd thing, my Newsgroups in OE all disappeared and I had to
reinstall them!

Never seemed to have these problems with earlier versions of OE up to
OE5.
Thanks for any advice please, brett.

"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
The two most common reasons for what you describe is disruption of the
compacting process, (never touch anything until it's finished), or
bloated folders. More on that below.

Why does OE insist on compacting folders when I close it?:
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#compact

Why Mail Disappears:
http://www.insideoe.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone

About File Corruption:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/...orruption.mspx

Recovery tools:

If you are running XP/SP2, and are fully patched, then you should have
a backup of your dbx files in the Recycle Bin, (or possibly the
message store), copied as bak files.

To restore a bak folder to the message store folder, first find the
location of the Message Store.

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location
of your Outlook Express files. Write the location down and navigate to
it in Windows Explorer.

In WinXP, the .dbx files are by default marked as hidden. To view
these files in Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files and Folders
under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options | View.

Close OE and then in Windows Explorer, click on the dbx file for the
missing, or empty, folder and drag it to the Desktop. It can be
deleted later once you have successfully restored the bak file.
Minimize the Message Store.

Open OE and, if the folder is missing, create a folder with the
*exact* same name as the bak file you want to restore but without the
.bak. Eg: If the file is Saved.bak, the new folder should be named
Saved. Open the new folder and then close OE. If the folder is there,
but just empty, continue on to the next step.

First, check if there is a bak file already in the message store. If
there is, and you removed the dbx file, go ahead and rename it to dbx.

If it isn't already in the message store, open the Recycle bin and
right click on the bak file for the folder in question and click
Restore. Open the message store back up and change the file extension
from .bak to .dbx. Close the message store and open OE. The messages
should now be back in the folder.

If the messages are successfully restored, you can go ahead and delete
the old dbx file that you moved to the Desktop.

If you do not have bak copies of your dbx files in the Recycle Bin,
then:

DBXpress run in Extract From Disk Mode is the best chance to recover
messages:
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx

And see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4

A general warning to help avoid this in the futu

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually become
corrupted. Create your own user defined folders for storing mail and
move your mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder regularly. Keep
user created folders under 100MB, and Default folders as empty as is
feasible.

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
layer of protection that eats up CPUs, slows down sending and
receiving, and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs,
account setting changes and has even been responsible for lose of
messages. Your up-to-date A/V program will continue to protect you
sufficiently. For more, see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

And backup often.

Backup and Resto

http://www.insideoutlookexpress.com/backup/

http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx

And this good one click backup program.

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB):

http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA

tam wrote:
An apparent random selection of my OE folders are suddenly empty. My
Inbox,
Deleted and a few other folders are fine. What happened? Can I
retrieve my
emails from the folders? I can see the .dbx files my hardrive.

Hi,

how can i import my exported *.iaf mail-account files from Windows
Vista RC2 Mail (Windows Mail) to Outlook Express 6. When i try to
import it, an error message says something like "unrecognized format"
?!

Is there any converting program, eg. vistaIAF2outlook6IAF ?

Hi

I'm trading up from Outlook Express 6 on a Windows ME PC to Windows Mail on
a Vista Laptop. Does anyone know if it is possible to export/import all of my
settings, including:
Address Book - Contacts, Groups and Folders
Previous Emails, including Folders
Mail and News Account Details
I presume if it's possible then I would have to use a USB Memory Stick or
similar.

--
tavicycle@yahoo.co.uk


Hi

Would like to know how to export emails from outlook express 6 in my old pc to ms outlook 2010 in my new pc?

many thanks.

Hi

I'm trading up from Outlook Express 6 on a Windows ME PC to Windows Mail on
a Vista Laptop. Does anyone know if it is possible to export/import all of my
settings, including:
Address Book - Contacts, Groups and Folders
Previous Emails, including Folders
Mail and News Account Details
I presume if it's possible then I would have to use a USB Memory Stick or
similar.

--
tavicycle@yahoo.co.uk

Hi
All of a sudden hyperlinks in emails have stopped working. I have Outlook
Express 6, Windows XP Home Edition SP2 and IE 6. There have been no new
programs installed or any changes that I'm aware of. I use McAfee Security
Suite 2006 8. I have been through all the other posts and tried ALL the
suggested solutions but none of them have worked i.e. Resetting I E web
settings, checking the file association and programme it opens with. Any
other suggestion will be much appreciated, as this is driving me mad. Thanks

can I attach a folder in outlook express 6 to an outgoing email? instead of
attaching all the files in that folder?


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