Copy files from CD to Hard Disk
Instruction showing how to save and backup Outlook Express email messages for moving from one pc to another.
Click on the TOOLS Menu and select OPTIONS.
Click the MAINTENANCE Tab and then click on Store Folder.
You now see the location of your Email Folder.
Highlite the Folder Location and press CTRL+C to copy the location.
Click Cancel and then Cancel again to close all boxes.
Click the Windows Start button and the click Run. In the open box press CTRL+V to paste the mail location, then click OK.
You now have a window containing you e-mail database *.dbx files.
From the top Menu click EDIT click Select All.
On the top Menu again click COPY. Now close the window.
Open Windows Explorer, click FILE / NEW and then FOLDER.
Type a name for the folder and hit ENTER.
Double click the Folder you just created to open it. From the EDIT Menu select PASTE. Close the window.
You have now completed a backup up of your email messages.
Now is the time to write them to a CD or CDRW for later use.
When I downloaded them to my new harddrive I attempted to import them after turning of read only in properties to add them to my new Outlook Expresss 6 but nothing happen. Can someone help me with the correct steps to take to import my previous email in Outlook Expresss to my new harddrive. I also had emails in a Thunderbird mail client and I copied these files from the profiles of Thunderbird to DVD but can seem to get them to import. I would appreciate any help in getting these previous emails from Outlook and Thunderbird to my new harddrive . Thank you. Xandr
Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 08 June 2007 - 05:40 PM.