How to Transfer Outlook Express Folders to Another Computer

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    Exporting Outlook Express Files

    • 1). Open Outlook Express, click "Tools" and then choose "Options."

    • 2). Select the "Maintenance" tab and then click on the "Store folder" button. The "Store Location" dialog box opens.

    • 3). Select the "Change" button; the "Browse for Folder" dialog box opens. Since Outlook Express, by default, does not display the full path of the folder, clicking "Change" allows you to view the exact path.

    • 4). See the full path of the "Outlook Express" folder by sliding the horizontal scroll to the right. Depending on your PC, you may see a path that looks like the following:

      C:\Documents and Settings\tas\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{2C7A8CD0-78FA-427F-BF86-ae333A20DC52}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.

    • 5). Click "Cancel" and then open Windows Explorer from the Windows Start menu. Click on the "Folders" button if you do not have a two-pane view in Windows Explorer; if you do, continue to the next step.

    • 6). Left-click on the "Documents and settings" folder located on the left pane, then go to the "Identities" folder and then expand every subfolder; the "Outlook Express" folder is the last subfolder under the "Identities" branch.

    • 7). Click on the "Outlook Express" folder; look on the right pane to view a display of all the Outlook Express folders.

    • 8). Create a separate folder on your desktop by right-clicking on an empty area, selecting "New" and then choosing "Folder."

    • 9). Copy the Outlook Express folders on the right pane to the new folder window. To do so, right-click on each file, select "copy," right-click in the new folder, and then choose "Paste."

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      Insert a USB flash drive into your PC's USB port. Double-click on the USB flash drive's icon to view its contents. Drag the folder containing your Outlook Express files into the USB flash drive.

    Importing Outlook Express Files

    • 1). Insert your USB flash drive into your PC's USB port. Double-click on the USB flash drive's icon to view its contents

    • 2). Drag your Outlook Express folder from the USB flash drive to your desktop.

    • 3). Open Outlook Express, click "File," choose "Import" and then select "Messages."

    • 4). Select "Microsoft Outlook Express 6" from the list of options displayed on the "Outlook Express Import" window and then click "Next."

    • 5). Choose the "Import Mail from an OE6 Identity" radio button, select "Main Identity" and then hit "OK."

    • 6). Select "Browse," choose the Outlook Express folder you placed on your desktop and then hit "Next."

    • 7). Select the "All folders" radio button if you would like to import all the Outlook Express folders you exported; choose the "Selected folders" if you do not want to import all your Outlook Express folders, and then select the folder(s) you would like to import by clicking on the specific folder(s).

    • 8). Click "Next" and then wait as the program imports your Outlook Express folders.

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