Hi all, new to this forum.
I'm using Outlook Express on one W98/2 OE6 on one laptop
and I would like to port all my mail folders and messages
to a new laptop.
I've managed to import address book and all folders to the
new laptop running XP2 and OE6. However the folders are
empty i.e. do not contain the desired messages (emails),
which defies the whole purpose!
How I Did the Export/Import
Startup OE6 and EXPORT all the .dbx files from source to a
common network drive:
Tools -> Options -> Maintenance -> Store Folder -> ctrl+c ;
Start -> Run -> Open -> ctrl+v -> OK ;
Edit -> Select All ;
Edit -> Copy ;(close window)
I then paste the all the .dbx files to common network L
Next, startup OE6 on new laptop to IMPORT the .dbx files
(along with the .csv and .iaf for address book)
File -> Import -> Messages...
I selected Microsoft Outlook Express 6, then
I selected the Import mail from an OE5 store directory ->
I browsed and selected the nextwork drive directory when I
put the source .dbx files -> Next, then
I selected All Folders -> Next
I was advised that my data from OE6 was successfully
imported into OE -> Finish
All the addresses are there
All the mail folders are there, BUT THEY ARE EMPTY!?!
What have I done wrong and how do I get my old mail
messages into these new folders?