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

  • From: "Flor Lynch" <florlync@xxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 14:18:49 +0100

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
Take care.
  ----- 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
  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
  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)
  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
  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.

  ----- 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.

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