How do I get my old emails from my backup drive into Outlook 2010 on my new computer ?

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Hi;

I can't figure out how to get my backup emails and address book into Outlook 2010 on my new computer running Windows 7. I have my old computer that ran Windows XP backed up to a Seagate external drive. I believe I found the address book on the backup drive in "C:\Documents and Settings\#USERNAME#\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book"

and copied it into a folder on my new computer. I also believe I found the email backup files on the baclup drive in "C:\Documents and Settings\#USERNAME#\Local Settings\Application

Data\Identities\{unique hex string}\Microsoft\Outlook Express" and copied it into a folder on my new computer. BUT, how do I get Outlook 2010 to recognize these files ? I tried FILE==>OPEN but it doesn't recognize the .dbx or .wab and it's really looking for .pst files. I'm at a loss. If anyone could shed light on this I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks !
 
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The import of a single Windows Address Book (e.g. WAB) file should be able to be done in a single step through the import process as in,

How to import addresses from Outlook Express to Outlook
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/286116

... but to retrieve your old mail items, a two step process may be necessary,

Move from Outlook Express to Outlook on a new computer
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/convert_oe.asp

With regard to the mail, you need will need the entire folder and not just an Inbox.dbx file.

If this proposed solution has resolved your issue(s), please return and mark it as Answered for others to consider.
 
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