E-mail help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by aphexking, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. aphexking

    aphexking Richard

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone could help. I want to keep all my e-mails from my inbox in outlook express and put them in the inbox of my new computer. How do I do this.

    I have just brought new laptop.
    I am confused what to do
    I hope you understand what I am trying to say.

    Thank you

    Richard
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    The files should be located in
    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{E45557EC-68A7-4D2B-A819-6AF4524BFF97}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    copy the files to your new computer in the same location
     
  3. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    ok, I have a this very same problem but a little differnt. Instead of between 2 comps it is between 2 HDD's on the same comp. I am moving everything onto the new HDD. But when I try to copy the files I am getting a "access denied" It may be in use or locked by another program. How do I get arround this? Safe Mode?
     
  4. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Like Khayman said, e-mails are located there: C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\

    Identities folder is the one to be saved. But I wouldn't perform a simple copy/paste. In Outlook Express, go to File > Import > Messages and give it the path mentionned above, import all messages/folders and you shouldn't have any "access denied" issue as you only import/copy them and not move them. This way, you're sure all filles will be copied the right way.
    My 2ct.
     
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  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Use the import/export feature Howling Wolf mentioned. Can't go wrong...........well as wrong as windows can be. :D
     
  6. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
     
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  7. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Thanks for the help guys, that did the trick perfectly!