Can't import outlook express messages into Windows Mail. Help?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by fabis777, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. fabis777

    fabis777 Guest

    I'm trying to import outlook express files (.dbx) into windows mail by doing:
    (file, import, messages, microsoft outlook express 6, import mail from an OE6
    store directory, browse). but when i select the folder where all the .dbx
    messages are, i get a message "no items match your search" and a window pop
    up saying "no messages can be found in this folder or another application is
    running that has the required files open. please select another folder or try
    closing applications that may have files open." does anybody know what the
    problem is? thanks! fabiana
     
    fabis777, Apr 9, 2008
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  2. fabis777

    Gordon Guest


    Sounds like you didn't copy the file called Folder.dbx - without that file,
    WM doesn't recognise the folder as an OE message store.
     
    Gordon, Apr 9, 2008
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  3. fabis777

    mac Guest

    See the appropriate section on this site:

    http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx

    Particularly:
    3. Go to Edit | Select all in Windows Explorer and select all the dbx files.
    Then right click on the selection and choose Properties and ensure that the
    read only attribute of the files is unchecked.
     
    mac, Apr 9, 2008
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  4. Also see the part in red on that page with respect to the path. Make sure
    its not doubled.

    steve
     
    Steve Cochran, Apr 9, 2008
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