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Locating and transferring email files in Outlook Express
December 23, 2010
11:43 am
Steve Willey

I have Outlook Express on Windows XP on the home computer.  One folder contains about 80 received newsletterswhich I have not had time to read.  Now departingt on our 3 month winter escape down the west coast highway fgrom Portland to Morro Bay, I wanted to transfer that outlook express folder or contents to an outlook express folder on my notebook computer, so I can read them in all my new leisure time. Like if it rains for days.

In the past I was able to do this, locating the folder by its name and moving it to the new computer in comparable position. But now i can no longer find Outlook Express folders at all, even searching for file name and including hidden files. One work-around was to forward each of the emails, or even groups of them, by email, and receive them on the notebook.  But that takes a long time and produced very long combined files if I did them in groups.  Is there an easy way to transfer by memory stick?

Alternatively, can email files be converted or saved in a way I can read them with a word processor?

December 27, 2010
3:24 pm
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There is always more than one way to do what you want.  The trick is to find a way that works best for you.

You should be able to use the export/import function in Outlook Express to do what you want.

Here is a link that explains the process:


That is how I would probably do it.


Here is a link to a site that explains how to get your messages out of the OE format:


This one sounds like what you were doing by forwarding groups of emails.

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