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Old 01 April 2006, 15:30   #11
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i have now taken the hard drive out of the old computer and put it in the new one!
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Stick it back, call it D:\ (set the jumpers to "slave") and transfer them from there. (Unless its bust of course).
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Old 01 April 2006, 17:46   #12
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not sure what you're getting at mark but this is what my situation is:

My old computer had two hard drives in. The 20gig original and an 80gig I had installed. Windows was running off the 80gig so that is what had the outlook express dbx files on.

I have now bought a spangly new mesh computer which has a 250gig hdd in as the master and I have put my old 80 gig in as the slave. Trouble is, I now use outlook as my email proggy on the master drive which as far as I know can't read dbx files!

I think the best way around the problem is to install outlook express on the master drive, use it to read the old dbx files, then import the emails into outlook.

Thanks for all the help guys.

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Old 01 April 2006, 18:06   #13
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I think the best way around the problem is to install outlook express on the master drive, use it to read the old dbx files, then import the emails into outlook.
Correct - that is your simplest option - that's what I would do anyway.

Other way you could have done it was to use the file and settings transfer wizard on the old machine to export the emails and then import them on the new one - but you probably would still have needed to install outlook express.
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I moved a number of email files from Outlook Express to Outlook a while ago with multiple identites etc - from one computer to another. Just copied the files onto CD and then imported into Outlook on the new one. so you don't need Outlook, just access to the files.

I found out how to do it from the Microsoft website. I don't have a link but I searched for something like "import outlook express files" in the Outlook section.

Incredibly for a Microsoft migration, it all went without a hitch.

Good luck.
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I think the best way around the problem is to install outlook express on the master drive, use it to read the old dbx files, then import the emails into outlook
That's exactly what to do. Outlook Express is probably installed already along with IE. Once you configure Outlook Express to use your old email files, the new Outlook will know where to import them from. I've just run through the process on my new PC, imported about 11,000 emails from outlook Express 6 to Outlook 2002, so let me know if you need any more info.
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...Incredibly for a Microsoft migration, it all went without a hitch.
It's supposed to! If it doesn't, you're doing it wrong
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