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New Puter but can't find my mail?
Howard Jan-28-02 00:47 AM
Built a new puter. Went from W98 using Outlook for mail to W XP Pro also using Outlook. Hooked up old drive as a slave so everything could be transferred to a new master drive under W XP. Transferred Address book fine but can't find the mail. Any idea where to look?

1. RE: New Puter but can't find my mail?
lbyard Jan-28-02 05:50 PM
In response to message 0
Search the old drive for *.pst with the Windows Explorer. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/software/outlook/pst.html for more info. Larry

2. RE: New Puter but can't find my mail?
Howard Jan-29-02 01:25 AM
In response to message 1
Not there yet but closer?

I tried the search as suggested and read the article "Fixing a Corrupted Outlook Personal Folders File." Came up with nada. In stumbling around though I may have found them but if so am at a loss as to what to do next. They may be in:

C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express - with the individual folders listed under this root. I recognize the folder names and the file lengths seem about right. All are listed with a .DBX suffix. When you select a file and hit Properties all files have the Archive box checked. Also all files indicate that they were last modified on 1/26 which was when we tried to put this system together.

Other than that all is going about as I expected it would with a new system. A lot to learn with XP, a lot of file and program housekeeping to do and a few other tasks on my punch list.

When all is done would you like me to give you a write-up of my experience? I built an AMD 1800 Epox 8KHA+ based screamer.


3. RE: New Puter but can't find my mail?
lbyard Jan-29-02 01:39 AM
In response to message 2
Oh, Outlook Express, not Outlook. I'll get back to you tomorrow AM. Larry

4. RE: New Puter but can't find my mail?
lbyard Jan-29-02 04:48 PM
In response to message 3
You can determine the location Outlook Expressí Store Folder in Outlook Express with Tools, Options, Maintenance, Store Folder. You can then move the old .dbx files to that default location, or change the default location. I would create a new folder somewhere else (say C:\mail), copy what you think are the old .dbx files to it, and then change the default location. Larry
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