Importing .dbx files and .wab files into Outlook 2002


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Drew

When moving from a computer with Windows ME to one with
XP, I "compacted" all the files in Outlook Express from
the ME machine, saved them to a disk and tried to import
them into Outlook 2002 on the XP machine. I have been
unable to do this using the import/export feature in
Outlook 2002. How do I do this? I have all the .dbx
files and the .wba file from the old machine on a disk.
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

You need to open them in Outlook Express in order to import them into
Outlook. OE needs to "translate" the files in order for Outlook to
understand the format to import.

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

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After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer, Drew asked:

| When moving from a computer with Windows ME to one with
| XP, I "compacted" all the files in Outlook Express from
| the ME machine, saved them to a disk and tried to import
| them into Outlook 2002 on the XP machine. I have been
| unable to do this using the import/export feature in
| Outlook 2002. How do I do this? I have all the .dbx
| files and the .wba file from the old machine on a disk.
 
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Jocelyn Fiorello [MVP - Outlook]

You can't import those files directly into Outlook...you'll need to import
them into OE on the new computer first, then export from OE to Outlook.

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Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

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