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Irv Siegel
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Outlook Express
      #134757 - 11/25/06 08:07 AM

I'd like to copy some of my Outlook Express message files (sent and saved
messages) from one computer to another. I just bought a 2.0 GB memory
stick. What files do I need to copy? I tried clicking on "export" but that
didn't work. Thanks in advance!

Irv


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karl gruber KBFI
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Re: Outlook Express [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #134761 - 11/25/06 08:42 AM Attachment (107 downloads)

Irv,

My OE files are kept here:
C:\Documents and Settings\karl\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{A0A9D338-6408-4407-993F-2CAFFB7447D8}\Microsoft\Outlook Express


Don't expect to copy them though, I don't think it will work. OE files are very picky.

Karl


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Robert Mann [HPN-NY]
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Re: Outlook Express [Re: karl gruber KBFI]
      #134763 - 11/25/06 08:53 AM

Karl,

If you can find them, and you've identified the secret hiding place that MS picked, they are copy-able. I've done it several times.

You would think, wouldn't you, that MS would just have a Folder in My Documents called "My Mail" that contains all your OE mail, but WTFDIK.

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Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)
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Outlook Express [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #134769 - 11/25/06 09:42 AM

Irv,

I think you can copy all of them by using the Files and Settings Transfer
Wizard and selecting the Outlook Express settings.

I don't know how to copy just some of them, though.

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Outlook Express [Re: Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)]
      #134776 - 11/25/06 11:17 AM

Ron -- Easy to do: the directory structure is apparent via Windows Explorer
once the location is found, and just copy the folders needed.

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Luc VanBavel / CYQB
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Re: Outlook Express [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #134782 - 11/25/06 01:15 PM

Irv,

To find out where your Outlook Express files are stored, click in the menu: Tools, Options, click the Maintenance tab, and click the "Store Folder" button.

You can then copy and paste the location into Internet Explorer (a regular explorer window will open) to access the folders.

I've copied the Inbox and Sent folders easily from one computer to another over the years with OE.

--Luc


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Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)
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Outlook Express [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #134804 - 11/25/06 03:42 PM

Ah, that's very different from Outlook. I never use OE.

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Rod Madsen (RDU)
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Re: Outlook Express [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #134811 - 11/25/06 04:51 PM

This guy seems to have the answer.
http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_move_my_outlook_express_folders_to_my_new_machine.html

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Irv Siegel
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Outlook Express [Re: Rod Madsen (RDU)]
      #134824 - 11/25/06 07:16 PM

Karl, Ron, Luc, and Rod,

Thank you very much. I don't suppose that there's a way to merge the
saved messages with saved messages on my other computer, is there? Or the
sent messages as well. I'd like to have a backup of messages that I've saved
and sent on each computer. If I could merge the two "sent" files and merge
the two "saved" files, I'd have what I wanted: A complete set of the
messages that I've sent and a complete set of the messages that I want to
save, in two seperate places.

Irv


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Dan Barclay [ORG]
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Outlook Express [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #134826 - 11/25/06 07:47 PM

Irv,

I use Outlook (not Express) but I've moved the messages using export/import
to a new computer. It's been a while so I don't remember the details but I
recall just following the menu prompts.

Dan


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Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)
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Outlook Express [Re: Dan Barclay [ORG]]
      #134844 - 11/26/06 03:39 AM

Dan,

You can also just copy the *.pst file. It's buried in the Documents&Settings
Folder, but you can locate it easily enough. You can have multiple *.pst
files.

I use this method to synchronize two machines.

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Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)
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Outlook Express [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #134845 - 11/26/06 03:39 AM

Irv,

Is there no way to export/import emails from OE? With an option to either
not copy or overwrite duplicates?

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Russell Holton
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Re: Outlook Express [Re: Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)]
      #134863 - 11/26/06 08:59 AM

I just looked under the OE that comes with IE6. I find Import and Export under the File menu.

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Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)
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Outlook Express [Re: Russell Holton]
      #134871 - 11/26/06 09:50 AM

Well, Irv should be able to merge files that way, if the import routine has
some method of recognizing/handling duplicates.

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Dan Barclay [ORG]
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Outlook Express [Re: Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)]
      #134880 - 11/26/06 10:37 AM

>> You can also just copy the *.pst file. It's buried in the
>> Documents&Settings Folder, but you can locate it easily enough. You can
>> have multiple *.pst files.

I was moving to a new computer at the time, with a newer version of Outlook.
The files were named the same but I didn't know if they had the same format.
I used Import and it worked fine.

Come to think of it, maybe I used Import (from the old pst file) after
copying the pst file to a temp directory on the new machine.

Dan


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Irv Siegel
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Outlook Express [Re: Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)]
      #134961 - 11/26/06 07:40 PM

When I click on "export" I get a message saying that this will export
messages to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange. I click on "OK" and
nothing happens.


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Ron Rosenfeld (EPM)
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Outlook Express [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #134977 - 11/27/06 02:43 AM

Irv,

Since I use Outlook and not OE, I can't advise you further.

Sorry.

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Irv Siegel
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Outlook Express [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #135108 - 11/27/06 05:23 PM

I found something called "Files and settings transfer wizard" (which I
believe that I used the last time I needed to do this). However, I think
that using this wizard will replace my saved and sent message folders and not
merge with those folders on my desktop.

I could, I suppose, copy the saved and sent messages over to two other
folders with new names, transfer those, and then copy all of the messages to
my saved and sent folders on the desktop. I'll probably get a lot of
duplicates that way, but at least I'll have all of my important messages on
my desktop (and then I could copy those folders over to my laptop,
overwriting the laptop files, so I'd have a complete backup).

Irv


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