[guispeak] Re: Moving Mailboxes From O E Win98 To XP Machine?

  • From: "Paul Hutson" <pjhutson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 06:31:12 -0700

OK, Flor I really appreciate that info, and thanks.
Have a super day.
Paul
----- Original Message ----- From: "Flor Lynch" <florlync@xxxxxx>
To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 6:18 AM
Subject: [guispeak] Re: Moving Mailboxes From O E Win98 To XP Machine?



They are stored in

C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities\LongString\Microsoft\Outlook
Express ...... and you'll find the .dbx files (which is what they
actually are) in a list view.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Hutson" <pjhutson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 1:45 PM
Subject: [guispeak] Re: Moving Mailboxes From O E Win98 To XP Machine?



Thanks a LOT Laura. I'll need to take a deep breath and digest all of
your info. I am not real sure of where the mailboxes are stored in
win98 but have to keep looking.
Anyway, thanks again and if I have any further questions I'll let you
know.
Take care.
Paul
----- Original Message ----- From: Laura Eaves
To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:35 PM
Subject: [guispeak] Re: Moving Mailboxes From O E Win98 To XP Machine?



Hi Paul -- I've done this a couple of times and could give some pointers. It could be a little cumbersome depending on how many identities you have defined, but it is definitely doable. Do you know where the mailboxes are physically located on your win98 box? If so, just copy that whole folder tree to a place on your XP box and rename subfolders as you like, then create a new main identity there and rename the store folder as found in the maintenance tab of the options dialog... Ok, sorry that's probably as clear as a frying pan -- do this: Set up your main identity on the XP box in Outlook Express. Go to options and look at the maintenance tab where it says store folder and take note of the path name -- it should be some long horrible path with an incrypted folder in it. If you want you can change its name, but that isn't necessary. Now find the mailboxes for your old machine and copy them all to that folder -- be sure to include all the dbx files, especially folders.dbx, which is a special mailbox that is only used as a database of the names and paths of all the other folders. Once this is done your files should all be there.

 Warning: It may be necessary to unhide the hidden and system files and
folders. Do this on the folder options, view tab, which you can get to
from the control panel, and when you are done be sure to apply the
settings to all folders, otherwise they will only be applied to the
currently open folder.
 On XP, the exact path to the mailboxes is
 C:\documents and settings\logname\local
settings\identities\encryptedFolderName\Microsoft\Outlook Express
 Note also that the path to the address book (which I just found out)
is
 C:\documents and settings\logname\local settings\Microsoft\Application
Data\Address Book
 There are actually 3 different folders in the system named
"application data", and of course the last one I checked was the right
one...
 On win98 the application data folder I think is just under C:\
 Good luck.
 Sorry for all the fussiness, but windows is set up that way.  Let me
know if you need any more info or if I have forgotten something.
 --le



----- Original Message ----- From: Paul Hutson
To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 1:00 AM
Subject: [guispeak] Moving Mailboxes From O E Win98 To XP Machine?



Hi listers.

   First of all I wanat to thank you all for your help in my moving
from Win98 machine to XP.
   Now, as the subject line says, got to move my mailboxes, that is, if
it's possible?  If anybody knows how to do this PLEASE let me Know?
   Again, thanks in advance.
   Paul


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