Transfer of Outlook Express data - Ships Nostalgia
02:34

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Transfer of Outlook Express data

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 8th September 2007, 11:56
treeve's Avatar
treeve treeve is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
My location
Posts: 5,690
Transfer of Outlook Express data

Having just had a serious collapse of my PC, I have
had to get a new one and in the process of setting
up Outlook Express, I am wondering how I can
transfer the Address Book to the new OE.
I can read the old Drive, and have been copying everything
off from the back-up External Drive and other data
from the old Drive.

I have a method of transferring all the stored emails across to the new OE,
but I cannot recognise any file that stores Address Book.
Any suggestions, please?
Best Wishes, Raymond
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 8th September 2007, 12:17
Hugh MacLean's Avatar
Hugh MacLean Hugh MacLean is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Royal Navy
Active: 1976 - 1988
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,818
Raymond,

Not sure if this will help, if you can read the old drive can you look here: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book folder

.wab file

Regards
__________________
"If Blood was the price
We had to pay for our freedom
Then the Merchant Ship Sailors
Paid it in full”

Last edited by Hugh MacLean : 8th September 2007 at 12:19.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8th September 2007, 12:31
treeve's Avatar
treeve treeve is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
My location
Posts: 5,690
Thanks Hugh - I apologise, I should have said the old PC
was operating under Windows ME, and the new one is
Windows XP. I can read the old drive quite well, and I
have recovered and transferred my "Favorites" to the
new Browser. That great loss has been avoided.
Transferring dbx files to new OE is done by creating
the correct folder name [ in Outlook Express ]
deleting it [ in Windows Explorer ]
and replacing it [in Windows Explorer ]
with the old and very important file from the old PC.
Best Wishes, Raymond

Last edited by treeve : 8th September 2007 at 13:43.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 8th September 2007, 15:01
benjidog benjidog is offline
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
My location
Posts: 0
Are you sorted now Raymond? If not let us know what you are still missing and I will try and point you in the right direction.

Brian
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 8th September 2007, 16:12
treeve's Avatar
treeve treeve is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
My location
Posts: 5,690
Hello Brian ... I am still struggling to find just where the old
Address Book should be. It may have been one of those
Windows OS files that was corrupted. As I say, the Disc
is fully readable on those files that remain. I know the
long hard way as to how to do it, and that is to copy
across all the 90 "*.dbx" email folders, and to enter every
address by hand from the emails. I am not afraid of hard
work, but I have so much research to do and to write up.
Best Wishes, Raymond
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 8th September 2007, 22:27
Brian Dobbie Brian Dobbie is offline  
Senior Member
Department: Engineering
Active: 1967 - 2006
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,056
Not sure if this will help but here we go:-

Assuming you can access OE in your old computer then go to File/Export/Address book. Follow this and you can save to A drive, then transfer.

I back up my address book this way.

If your new computer doesn't have an A drive then save to desktop and burn to cd.

Brian
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 8th September 2007, 23:31
treeve's Avatar
treeve treeve is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
My location
Posts: 5,690
Thanks Brian (non-canine version) - I wish that I had done that
before ... I was unaware that it could be done. However, now
all I can do is to open the drive with my new PC, and that opens
the new version of OE, despite the fact that I am attempting
to open the old version from the old Drive. I have had a look
at the old Drive, with Drive Rescue - and I can see that 60%
of the Windows Files are either corrupted or Deleted. At least
I had made a copy of everything else on two external drives.
Pity that I had not done so with the Windows Files.
Another lesson learned the hard way.
Another file bytes the etherial dust. But that is the only problem
that I had, which actually is not that bad.
I have been using PCs since 1993, and I am still learning!!!
Best Wishes, Raymond
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Taharoa Express raybnz Bulk Carriers 8 14th July 2007 11:52
Maersk profit outlook warning rushie News and Views from the Shipping World 0 28th June 2006 09:35
Cormo Express - livestock carrier Jan Hendrik Special Purpose Vessels 2 2nd October 2005 07:04



Search the net with ask.com
Support SN
Ask.com and get


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.