import messages from/ to outlook express 6

  kaintuck 11:45 16 Jan 05
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Have made all the transfers to my new computer from and old 98se system to xp. Only problem is the dbx files from old outlook express. Located all the files, placed on cd transfered to an "oestore" folder on C drive of new computer, tried to import to outlook express 6 from outlook express 6 and received the error as follows:
No message can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open. Please select another folder or close the application that may have the files open.
Have tried all the tricks I know any suggestions?
Kaintuck

  Mikè 12:14 16 Jan 05

Try selecting all the emails from within OE (ctl+a) and then dragging them to a new desktop folder.

This will give you a lot of individual .eml files, and then open this folder on xp system and drag them back into the relevant OE folder.

  kaintuck 23:19 16 Jan 05

Thanks for the advice but not sure of the meaning. The files in question are on the new computer as DBX files and in a folder I named OESTORE. May be you could amplify the advice a bit.
Thanks
Kaintuck

  kaintuck 13:38 23 Jan 05

Thanks for the help. I just gave up and did all the files manually.
Thanks again
Kaintuck

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