Converting OE5 *.dbx files to OL2002 *.pst files (not on same comp


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Josie K.

Help, please. I have a new computer with MS Outlook 2002 on it, and am
trying to move all my e-mail files from old computer. Old e-mail is MS
Outlook Express 5. Due to volume to be copied, I've temporarily loaded the
*.dbx files onto an external drive, then copied onto the new computer into
"holding" folder. But when using the Import function in 2002 Outlook I
cannot copy files from where I'd loaded onto c: drive to Outlook 2002 (maybe
I'm missing a step?), nor will it recognize the files with the *.dbx
extension. I've tried clicking and dropping the *.dbx files into the folders
that I've created in OL2002 to match the folders in OE5, but after dropping
in, I cannot open using OL2002.

Any advice or suggestions? I use computer and those e-mail files for
business, so I can't just forget or "archive" those and start over.
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Outlook and Outlook Express are completely different programs. You can only
transfer OE files to OE. Once you do, you can then import into Outlook.
If you need more help, you need an OE group. Outlook is not in play here.
 
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DL

You have to connect outlook express on the new PC to the message store
before, in express you can export msgs to Outlook (Outlook also has to be
configured)
See here on how to import your Express msg store
http://www.insideoe.com/
 
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Josie K.

DL,
Thanks for that information. I'll try that tomorrow, and let you know if I
have any other questions, or was successful. Again, thanks!
 

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