>> > Hi, I'm moving from a Windows 98SE laptop to a new Windows 2000 laptop.
>> > Both machine
>> > have the latest IE6.
>> > On my 98SE machine I've been using outlook Express for my newsgroups
>> > (NOT
>> > email) for
>> > years. I've got lots & lots of watched message threads, many of which
>> > I'm
>> > still
>> > monitoring.
>> > I would like to move all my newsgroups from the 98SE machine to the
>> > 2000
>> > machine. I've
>> > already exported & imported my account settings, I know where my store
>> > folder is, and
>> > after four hours of trying various tactics I can't figure out how to
>> > move
>> > my newsgroups
>> > to the new machine.
>> > PLEASE, is there a way to move OE newsgroups from one computer to
>> > another???
>> Yes, but you have to clone the Windows 98SE Identity to the WIn2K
>> I would suggest you make a central location for the emails which would
>> it a lot easier.
>> Create a folder on the C drive and name it Mail.
>> Open OE, go to Tools | Options | Maintenance tab
>> Press the Store Folders button.
>> Press Change and navigate to the C:\Mail folder. Select it them press OK.
>> Now back out of OE and close it.
>> When you restart it, it will automatically move the message stores to the
>> C:\Mail folder.
> This I have tried in many different ways. Some newsgroups move over, some
> don't. And it
> seems that the Store Folder folder structure is very important and
> possibly different
> between the new machines.
> The Store Folder location on 98SE points to what looks like a folder named
> like a GUID.
> The actual messages are two folder levels below that. When I do something
> similar in
> Win2K, none of the newsgroups move over. When I point directly to the
> bottom folder with
> the newsgroup messages all the corporate newsgroups copy over (MS, Corel,
> but the local Comcast newsroups don't - and the newsgroup account settings
> get messed up
> (Corel settings become MS, MS settings become Macromedia, Comcast settings
>> Now, you need to copy the complete C:\Mail folder to the Win2k machine.
>> Next, open Regedit, and navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Identites
>> Explorer it as Idents.reg
>> Now, navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB subkey and
>> export it as WAB.reg
>> Now, navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
>> Manager subkey and export it as IAM.reg
>> Now, take those three .reg files and import them into the Win2k machine.
>> (right click on the .reg file and select Merge).
> Are you saying that I move the messages FIRST, and then the newsgroup
> accounts AFTER?
Make a folder on the WIn2K machine of the same name you did on the Win98SE
Move ALL the dbx files to this folder. If you don't get ALL of them, you
won't have it work.
Export the subkeys shown from Win98SE machine
Import the keys into the Win2k machine
Just don't have OE running on any machine when doing any of this.