Thursday, May 21, 2009

Import or restore Outlook Express messages

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The first thing you need to do if you copied the files to a CD
open Windows Explorer and create a new folder on your hard disk and then copy all the files from CD to this folder.

Open Outlook Express, File - Import - Messages . Select Microsoft Outlook Express Version 6. Click Next.

Graphic Import Outlook Express Messages

Then select "import mail from a OE6 Store Directory". Click OK,

Outlook Express Store Directory

then browse to the folder you created earlier, click next, the rest is up to you which folders you wish to import.

Not selecting a Store Directory will result in an error something like this. "No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open".
There are three main reasons why you can get this message:-
1. You have not turned off 'Read Only' on the .dbx files.
2. Your folder does not contain a file called Folders.dbx or the file is corrupt.
3. You have Windows Explorer running

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