dbx files correct procedure for backup ?


S

Steve

Hi,
If I go and launch Outlook Express and go File>Import>Messages>Msoft Outlook
Express6 then choose Import Mail from a OE6 Store Directory and browse to
my old HD and the dbx file at C:\Documents and Settings\MyName\Local
Settings\Application
Data\Identities\{A943E1A1-3184-4BAC-A7B1-1CB38A9841B8}\Microsoft\Outlook
Express\Inbox.dbx it works.

If I copy to another HD my current dbx file for inbox using copy/paste, then
reinstall a backup of PC prior to those emails, then do the File>Import
thing and browse to that backup. it doesnt want to know about it, says a
prog may be using the file. well there is no prog using that file.

Thus unable to reinstate my current up to date inbox and sent items...just
damn great !

Why ?

Had to resort to the two month old one and asking peeps to resend their
emails !

Steve
 
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F

F. H. Muffman

Steve said:
Hi,
If I go and launch Outlook Express and go File>Import>Messages>Msoft
Outlook Express6 then choose Import Mail from a OE6 Store Directory and
browse to


Sorry to cut you off, but...

microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general is where you'd want to go ask for OE
questions. Outlook and OE aren't actually related.
 
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Gordon

Steve said:
Hi,
If I go and launch Outlook Express and go File>Import>Messages>Msoft
Outlook Express6 then choose Import Mail from a OE6 Store Directory and
browse to my old HD and the dbx file at C:\Documents and
Settings\MyName\Local Settings\Application
Data\Identities\{A943E1A1-3184-4BAC-A7B1-1CB38A9841B8}\Microsoft\Outlook
Express\Inbox.dbx it works.

If I copy to another HD my current dbx file for inbox using copy/paste,
then reinstall a backup of PC prior to those emails, then do the
File>Import thing and browse to that backup. it doesnt want to know about
it, says a prog may be using the file. well there is no prog using that
file.

Thus unable to reinstate my current up to date inbox and sent items...just
damn great !

Why ?


You need to copy the file called Folders.dbx as well otherwise the other
instance of OE doesn't recognise it as a message store...
 

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