transfer OE files from Win2k to XP

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Keith G Hicks

I'm going to help my dad install XP on his existing machine. It's going to
be a clean install so we're overwriting his 2000 installation completely.
He's already backed up everything from the machine that he wants to keep.
But it occurred to me that OE could be a problem. He's still using OE for
email despite my efforts to get him away from it. I know how to transfer the
files from one installation to another (email files and address book). But I
recall doing something like this some years ago and ran into a problem. I
just don't remember if it's the same situation or not. I know we have to
copy the email files off of the old machine and then back onto the new one
and then import the files into the new installation of OE. The problem I
rememeber had to do with dates gettting fouled up. I did something like this
once and ALL the dates of my messages became the date that I did the import.
EVERY email lost the original date. I don't think this is the same situation
but again I can't remember. I would hate to see him lose all those dates.
Could someone let me know whether or not this is going to be a problem?

Thanks,

Keith

 
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Bruce Hagen

Take your choice.

Backup & Restore:
http://www.insideoe.com/backup/

Backing up and Cloning your OE Identities:
http://www.insideoe.com/backup/clone.htm

If you are transferring to another PC, and have access to a Windows XP setup
CD, or if both computers are running Windows XP, see:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/OEtopten.mspx#EBAA

Import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com:80/Windows/en-US/Help/53e5df86-5ffb-43cf-a0c8-164e3fe7994f1033.mspx

Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA

"Keith G Hicks" <krh@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I'm going to help my dad install XP on his existing machine. It's going to
> be a clean install so we're overwriting his 2000 installation completely.
> He's already backed up everything from the machine that he wants to keep.
> But it occurred to me that OE could be a problem. He's still using OE for
> email despite my efforts to get him away from it. I know how to transfer
> the files from one installation to another (email files and address book).
> But I recall doing something like this some years ago and ran into a
> problem. I just don't remember if it's the same situation or not. I know
> we have to copy the email files off of the old machine and then back onto
> the new one and then import the files into the new installation of OE. The
> problem I rememeber had to do with dates gettting fouled up. I did
> something like this once and ALL the dates of my messages became the date
> that I did the import. EVERY email lost the original date. I don't think
> this is the same situation but again I can't remember. I would hate to see
> him lose all those dates. Could someone let me know whether or not this is
> going to be a problem?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Keith
>


 
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Keith G Hicks

This was helpful information. Transfer was successful. Thank you.

"Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
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> Take your choice.
>
> Backup & Restore:
> http://www.insideoe.com/backup/
>
> Backing up and Cloning your OE Identities:
> http://www.insideoe.com/backup/clone.htm
>
> If you are transferring to another PC, and have access to a Windows XP
> setup CD, or if both computers are running Windows XP, see:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/OEtopten.mspx#EBAA
>
> Import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express:
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com:80/Windows/en-US/Help/53e5df86-5ffb-43cf-a0c8-164e3fe7994f1033.mspx
> >
> Bruce Hagen
> MS-MVP [Mail]
> Imperial Beach, CA
>
>
> "Keith G Hicks" <krh@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:ef3HfDvaKHA.740@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> I'm going to help my dad install XP on his existing machine. It's going
>> to be a clean install so we're overwriting his 2000 installation
>> completely. He's already backed up everything from the machine that he
>> wants to keep. But it occurred to me that OE could be a problem. He's
>> still using OE for email despite my efforts to get him away from it. I
>> know how to transfer the files from one installation to another (email
>> files and address book). But I recall doing something like this some
>> years ago and ran into a problem. I just don't remember if it's the same
>> situation or not. I know we have to copy the email files off of the old
>> machine and then back onto the new one and then import the files into the
>> new installation of OE. The problem I rememeber had to do with dates
>> gettting fouled up. I did something like this once and ALL the dates of
>> my messages became the date that I did the import. EVERY email lost the
>> original date. I don't think this is the same situation but again I can't
>> remember. I would hate to see him lose all those dates. Could someone let
>> me know whether or not this is going to be a problem?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Keith
>>

>


 
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Bruce Hagen

You're welcome & glad it was successful.

Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA

"Keith G Hicks" <krh@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:eQHhtYTbKHA.1592@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> This was helpful information. Transfer was successful. Thank you.
>
>
> "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
> news:ekHVRHvaKHA.5728@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Take your choice.
>>
>> Backup & Restore:
>> http://www.insideoe.com/backup/
>>
>> Backing up and Cloning your OE Identities:
>> http://www.insideoe.com/backup/clone.htm
>>
>> If you are transferring to another PC, and have access to a Windows XP
>> setup CD, or if both computers are running Windows XP, see:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/OEtopten.mspx#EBAA
>>
>> Import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express:
>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com:80/Windows/en-US/Help/53e5df86-5ffb-43cf-a0c8-164e3fe7994f1033.mspx
>> >>
>> Bruce Hagen
>> MS-MVP [Mail]
>> Imperial Beach, CA
>>
>>
>> "Keith G Hicks" <krh@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:ef3HfDvaKHA.740@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> I'm going to help my dad install XP on his existing machine. It's going
>>> to be a clean install so we're overwriting his 2000 installation
>>> completely. He's already backed up everything from the machine that he
>>> wants to keep. But it occurred to me that OE could be a problem. He's
>>> still using OE for email despite my efforts to get him away from it. I
>>> know how to transfer the files from one installation to another (email
>>> files and address book). But I recall doing something like this some
>>> years ago and ran into a problem. I just don't remember if it's the same
>>> situation or not. I know we have to copy the email files off of the old
>>> machine and then back onto the new one and then import the files into
>>> the new installation of OE. The problem I rememeber had to do with dates
>>> gettting fouled up. I did something like this once and ALL the dates of
>>> my messages became the date that I did the import. EVERY email lost the
>>> original date. I don't think this is the same situation but again I
>>> can't remember. I would hate to see him lose all those dates. Could
>>> someone let me know whether or not this is going to be a problem?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Keith
>>>

>>

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