Outlook Express

  [DELETED] 22:00 29 May 2004
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I've installed Windows XP Pro over my existing Windows 2000. All is ok except I've lost my e-mails and addresses from Outlook Express. Are they saved somewhere or have I lost them?

  [DELETED] 22:07 29 May 2004

Did you format during the installation (mail lost) or do an "upgrade" installation (mail possibly recoverable)?

  [DELETED] 22:45 29 May 2004

It was an upgrade

  [DELETED] 22:49 29 May 2004

Do searches for *.wab (address book) and *.dbx (mail folders). If you can find them you should be able to import them into your new OE (check to see if you can find them first).

  [DELETED] 00:31 30 May 2004

I did that and found the locations but how do I import them?

  [DELETED] 00:33 30 May 2004

File/Import and follow the wizard

  [DELETED] 01:16 30 May 2004

I don't seem to have file/Import on the drop down File menu. Only 'send to'. I've tried doing this with the files located in the search list and also in the actual folder they are stored in but no use. I'll have another go in the afternoon.
Cheers for you help - if there is anything else I can try be grateful. They seem to be there but getting the buggers back into Express is not going to be easy!

  Stuartli 08:27 30 May 2004

Some KB help:

click here;en-us;313055&Product=oex

  Stuartli 08:38 30 May 2004

Sorry about that..:-(

Key 313055 into the microsoft.com Knowledge Base search engine.

It explains the difference between XP and earlier versions' folders etc. and what to do.

  [DELETED] 09:40 30 May 2004

Cheers Stuartli - that was a great help and worked. You've saved my bacon.
Thanks VoG - I can now see where the file/Import came into play.

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