Outlook Express problem

By lynnechapman
Aug 2, 2008
  1. HI
    I have a huge problem.
    I was working in Outlook Express when the electricity went. When I re-booted the computer and went back into OE, some of my folders had disappeared.
    I did a search and found that all of the .dbx files, including the missing ones, are on the hard drive so I followed directions to re-import them. But when I go to "Select Folders", the missing folders, although I know they are there, don't appear on the list of folders I can opt to import back into OE.
    I use XP and OE6.
    Please can anyone help?
    Many thanks
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    When you Import, they give you options for the type of Import.

    Try the options.
  3. lynnechapman

    lynnechapman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I do:
    import messages
    choose Microsoft OE6
    import mail from an OE6 store directory (which is where I had copied all the .dbx files to)
    browsed to the directory
    but when I get to the next box (Select folders) the folders I need aren't listed, even though they are in that folder when I look at them via My Computer

    If I try to import from the original location of the .dbx files excatly the same thing happens.
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Use the identity field for the import. You have to manually select the place.
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