[guispeak] Re: Transferring Outlook Express Mail Folders to New Machine

  • From: "Tom Lange" <trlange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 22:22:21 -0800

Barrett wrote:

  if you like, & still have your old machine within your reach, you might like 
to try to use the e-backup utility which you can get from 


  in case you are a jaws user, you might like to download the jaws scripts for 
the same from:


  one reason why copying & pasting of folders doesn't really work this way is 
because,  when e-backup backs up or restores the identity & other things, it 
also copies & restores the registration entries. an absolute guess. i say so, 
because i saw these .reg files in the backup folder that it created for me.

  Thanks for the tip. Actually, I think I just solved this.  When I went to the 
directory where I placed the old folders and took another look, I saw a 
folders.dbx file, so, just as an experiment, I threw the folders.dbx file in 
the Recycle bin and let Outlook Express rebuild it.  Now I can see the old 
folders and read messages in them.  Cool.


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