Restoring Outlook Express files into Outlook 2010

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M Bird

Hi - hoping someone can help me. My old computer died but I have harvested the hard drive that had all of my email stuff in outlook express. My new computer has Office 2010 and I am trying to get my old emails, contacts, etc. into Outlook 2010. No luck. I have found all of the .dbx folders and files and copied them into a folder on the new computer's hard drive. But I cannot get Outlook 2010 to find them during import. Any suggestions?
 
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Gordon B-P



You need to use Windows Live Mail as an intermediary. Download and install it, then import your OE mail files. (Ensure that the OE Message store includes the file called Folders.dbx otherwise it gets VERY complicated, if not impossible). Then when that process has finished satisfactorily, EXPORT from WLM to Outlook. (Choose the Exchange option - it will allow the export to Outlook)

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