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#1 Emunah

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:39 PM

I was forced to install a new version of windows on another hard drive in order to get access to my original hard drive with all of my stuff on it due to a damage to its windows directory and not being able to boot up.
I have a lot of emails set up on its outlook and need to retrive them in order to use set them up in my new oultlook however I never created a .pst file as i didnt know.
is there anywy that i can still get those emails back and the setup and folders in my previous outlook?

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 11:24 PM

If you can locate the files in the old OE it should be as easy as drag and drop them into the new OE .pst folder.
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 12:30 AM

I cant find .pst files for the old one Its probably hidden!
is it possible that outlook EXPRESS doesnt create .pst?

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 06:26 AM

Outlook Express is a completly different program from Outlook.

Here is some info on OE:

Outlook Express stores each identity’s messages in a separate Store Folder. This folder is located on your hard disk drive and contains .dbx files of proprietary binary format. All mail and news messages are kept in these files with attachments stored in the bodies of corresponding messages.
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:05 AM

ok how do i find this .dbx file and how do i transfer it to my new outlook?

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 04:33 PM

Have you done a search of your computer for dbx files? Make sure that the search is for hidden files. Make a note of their location.

Make copies of files and paste them in the proper place on the other hard drive.
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 05:17 PM

Here's another way to find your mail files. Do you remember the name of a mail folder you created? If so, do a search for it. When you find it, first click once on the name, then click on "open containing folder" in the left panel. This will open the folder that contains your mail folders. Transfer these to your new mail folder and you should be all set.

Note: in order to find the correct new mail folder, I create a new dummy folder in the new e-mail, close the e-mail, and do a search for the new folder you just created, open containing folder and Voila, you have your new folder open that you need to transfer your mail to.

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 06:47 PM

If you now have the original drive as a slave drive you should be able to use your current installation of OE or Outlook (you haven't made it clear which you have) to navigate to use the storage file of the old installation.

If it's OE click "Tools", "Internet Options", then click the "Maintenance" tab

Click the "Store Folder" button and navigate to where your other installation stored your mail folders.

Edited by Enthusiast, 22 August 2006 - 06:47 PM.





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