how to move outlook express email folders to a new machine


On the old machine, the easiest way to locate Outlook Express’ email store is to ask Outlook Express. Fire it up, and then in Tools, Options, on the Maintenance tab there’s a button labeled Store Folder. Click that and it will tell you the folder containing your email folder.
However, the default location is:
It’s default location is

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
or
C:\Windows\Application Data\Outlook Express\{GUID}

Copy the entire contents of that directory to a floppy, CD-ROM, or share on your network.

The address book we handle a little differently. Open up the address book either from the accessories menu item on your Start menu, or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+B in Outlook Express. In the address book, select File, Export, and click on Address Book (WAB)…. You can now select a location and filename for your address book to be placed. Again, you can copy it to floppy, CD-ROM, or to a share on your network.

Fire up Outlook Express on the new machine, and we’ll just reverse the process.

Select File, Import, Messages…. Choose Microsoft Outlook Express 6 and press Next. Select Import mail from an OE6 store directory and press Next. Now on the next screen, browse to the location that you’ve placed the message store we saved from your old machine. Import, and your messages should now be transferred.

Note: if you’ve copied your mail folders to a CD-R, you’ll need to first copy them to your local hard disk, and then unmark them from being read-only before you import. OE will not open read-only folders.

The process for the address book is similar – even simpler. File, Import, Address Book…, select the address book we exported above, and import.

Finally, you’ll want to configure your email accounts in Outlook Express to access your email account from your ISP

source: http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_move_my_outlook_express_folders_to_my_new_machine.html

Thank you Leo Notenboom!

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