Outlook Express - cannot restore messages

Having purchased a new computer, I wished to transfer my Outlook Express messages from the old to the new. I exported all messages to a folder on my desktop and then copied same to a flash drive. All message folders appeared on the drive (and still do). In copying the messages back to the new machine there did not appear to be a problem until I imported them into Outlook Express. Most of the message folders copied successfully but, sod's law, many of the important folders and contents did not. I have followed instructions religiously from the Microsoft knowledge base to no avail. Foolishly, I re-formatted the hard disk of my old machine before disposing of it so the only record of my missing messages is on the inaccessible files. Can anyone suggest a solution, please.

PS - my OS is Windows XP Pro and OE version 6

  dfghjkl 14:31 25 Mar 05

sorry i cant help but that is why i changed mine to gmail,i often reformat,now i just log back on to gmail and they are all there,i will send you an invite to get one if you want,

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