Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:27 PM
I actually covered in detail the exact steps I took in my original message. Again, I clicked File, then Export, and then Messages. I chose Desktop at the export location. All individual folders were displayed on the desktop. I created a New Folder and dragged all folders into it. When I went back to Outlook Express, many of the folders and all messages were gone. In the process I deleted the New Folder and had to restore it from the Recycle Bin. I then imported the messages back to Outlook Express. They returned but were still on the desktop. Anything I deleted from the desktop was automatically deleted from Outlook Express. I did this several times and began to loose messages. That's when I contacted you originally. I was unable to read the .dbx files on the desktop so I downloaded a program called Mail Navigator which converted them to a format I could read. I still am unable to delete the folders with messages from the desktop without deleting them from Outlook Express. I need instructions on how to get the messages back into Outlook Express and then be able to delete them from the desktop. I have no idea how to do this. The few things I have tried have left me in a worse condition each time. Additionally, each time I Turn Off my computer and restart it, the message folders duplicate themselves on the desktop. I normally only use Hibernate any way and they do not duplicate when computer is shut down this way. I would certainly appreciate specific instructions on how I can rectify this situation.
Thank you so much for your help.