Help please to move OE .dbx foldersto new location

  Maundy 13:12 13 Feb 2010

I'm running XP sp2 but store My Documents and Outlook Express folders (Inbox, Outbox, Deleted items etc) on a separate drive partion.
I have recently had to reinstall XP but cannot remember how to configer OE to store/send emails to .dbx folders (Inbox.dbx, Outbox.dbx) which are already located on a different drive.
It is important to retain this arrangement because my PC is setup for dual boot so I want both operating systems to have a common library for emails.
Advice please.

  GaT7 13:23 13 Feb 2010

If the hard drives are connected to each other, use the Import wizard in OE.

OE > File > Import > Messages...'Import mail from an OE6 directory > browse to the folder - usually located at C:\Documents and Settings\[your username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{A723FD9F-4B93-4C6E-B1B2-A18F52298520}\Microsoft\Outlook Express - & follow the rest of the process. G

  GaT7 13:42 13 Feb 2010

Sorry, I should've said that the C:\ path to the OE store directory mentioned above may be different on your PC, as you have more than one drive/partition.

And the "{A723FD9F-4B93-4C6E-B1B2-A18F52298520}" folder will be named something else (but similar) on your PC.

" I want both operating systems to have a common library for emails." - I don't know if this is possible, but you use can this guide click here to move the default OE store folder (on one of the OSes) to the drive that contains the common store folder. Then send yourself a few test emails to see if it works as you need it. G

  Simsy 13:44 13 Feb 2010

Tools>Options>Maintenance>Store Folder

Navigate to where your emails are currently kept.

It will probably say something like, "There is already a folder in that location. Do you want to use that store"

Hope this helps,



  Maundy 21:55 13 Feb 2010

Thanks to all who responded but a special thank you to 'Simsy' who was spot on, 10 stars!
No longer a problem, fully resolved thanks again to Simsby.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iPhone X review

Political cartoons in 2017: Chris Riddell, Rebecca Hendin and Dave Brown on what it’s like to…

The best iPhone for 2017

Tennis : comment regarder la finale de la Coupe Davis 2017 ?