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how do I import my e-mails to this computer?
That depends on many things you haven't specified. What email program? What operating system? Where are the email's now that you want to import? What email program were they saved with?
I still can't import my email from outlookexpress becuse it says it's in use by outlook express...
I just re-installed outlook express and only have one version running.
How do i get all my old emails back...pls help me!!!
Thanx, youre friend.
If you're running only one copy, and the files are reported as in use then either you're not importing the files you think you are, or they're already open in OE and there's no need to import.
I'm trying to import files from an old drive, but I can't figure out the directory that they would be in. Anyone know the file or directory? I've been told they have .dbx extensions or reside in an *identity* folder.
Depends on the operating system that was being used on that drive. My advice is to use the Search for Files feature on the Start menu and look for "*.dbx".
I store my outlook express emails in files in outlook express- down the left side of the screen where you can make files- now I find out that this is taking up way too much space on my computer- but it is handy having them so readily available for review- it is like another filing system. But they tell me that there is another way to store these email files so that I can continue to reference them, but they won't take up space on OE. Is this what the 'store' option is under the maintenace section of OE. Please advise. shelley
Well, messages take up space wherever they're stored. I'm not aware of "another way" that you're asking about. The store option is where outlook express stores it's messages ... in other words it's what you're already using. You can move it, but it takes the same amount of space.
I'm having a strange problem. It imported all my folders, which got me excited. I then proceeded to ensure the importing of messages was complete - and am frustrated as only messages in my inbox, sent & deleted folders appear.
(I'm trying to set up my new system before the old one goes in for upgrades -- using Outlook Express) With 20 folders and over 2000 messages, I'm desperate for some assistance :)
Do you know if there's a reason for this or if I may have missed something along the way?
Many thanks in advance :)
I just got a new laptop, and i'm trying to import all my messages into my outlook express 6 in windows xp, from OE6 in windows xp, first i couldn't find the folder in the share folders, finally, after making it visible, i found the folder that contains my messages, but at the time of trying to import from this folder, an error says that that folder does not contains any messages or is in use, i've checked 20 times, it is the right folder! why is it happening? and what can i do? i need my messages!
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