finding old emails after upgrading to XP from 98SE

  Tomco 16:37 08 Aug 04

After upgrading to Windows XP from Windows 98SE, I can't find my old Emails, how do I get them back ? using outlook express v6.

Many thanks. tomco

  dth 16:55 08 Aug 04

Win98 stores outlook express emails in a
a different place to Win XP.

Do a search for a all folders:-


You may have to amend the search settings to include hidden folders.

  dth 21:45 10 Aug 04

Now that you have found the emails the easiest thing to do is to leave them were they are but tell you p/c to look in the right place.

If you open OE / then select tools / then options / then Maintenance / click on Store Folder and change this to were your emails are actually stored.

You should then get a warning message saying that this location already has emails and should they be used. Click yes, then close OE and re-start it and all your emails should be there.

To be on the safe side make a copy of your email folder (doesn't matter were) before you follow the steps above.

  Tomco 19:13 14 Aug 04

Thank you for your help in resolving my problem.


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