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Old 23-10-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
thomasjbs@gmail.com
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Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003


I've tried:

Importing via Outlook | Import from another Program or File
Importing via Outlook | Import Internet Mail and Addresses
Exporting from Outlook Express

Tried Many, many times...

Can Microsucks make this any more complicated...

It's a FREAKIN' DBX file collection
NO - No other Application has it Open.
YES - The Files ARE there
YES - the Internet Account IS there

Yes - I've wasted more of my time IMPORTING into Outlook Express in
VISTA just to RE-EXPORT back to Outlook. What a bunch of freakin'
idiots...

Another 2 hours wasted - because one Microsoft application can't read
it's OWN file format.

Unfortunately - the *real* idiots are the sales managers that forced
the programmers to push it out before it was ready - so they could
increase Microsoft sales by .002%.

 
Old 23-10-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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Re: Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003


Lovely:

Find the files for "the current" version of Outlook Express on the old
system
Copy them to a new system (or maybe export them)

Import Into Outlook Express (on the new system)
Export to Windows Mail Folder (seems reasonable to me)
Import Into Outlook

Very nice... Everybody should know this stuff.

Are they sure they don't need me to configure the imports and exports
more fully first?

 
Old 23-10-2007, 10:39 PM   #3
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Re: Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003

On Oct 8, 1:27 pm, "thomas...***********" <thomas...***********> wrote:
> Lovely:
>
> Find the files for "the current" version of Outlook Express on the old
> system
> Copy them to a new system (or maybe export them)
>
> Import Into Outlook Express (on the new system)
> Export to Windows Mail Folder (seems reasonable to me)
> Import Into Outlook
>
> Very nice... Everybody should know this stuff.
>
> Are they sure they don't need me to configure the imports and exports
> more fully first?


Oh wait... I spoke too soon.

It doesn't work after all. What a surprise.

Lets see. How can we tell Outlook that the files actually ARE in the
folder that we specified.

Hmm... Two different import features for Outlook Express folders.
Neither one actually tells us what it's looking for. Neither one
works. The first one simply closes without an error notice. The
second one claims that there is no data there when I can clearly see
the EML files that it's related cousin put there, (from the same OS /
same installation / same login session).

Well that's peculiar...

 
Old 23-10-2007, 10:39 PM   #4
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Re: Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003

<thomasjbs***********> wrote in message
news:1191874922.110156.166800@o80g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
>
> I've tried:
>
> Importing via Outlook | Import from another Program or File
> Importing via Outlook | Import Internet Mail and Addresses
> Exporting from Outlook Express
>
> Tried Many, many times...
>
> Can Microsucks make this any more complicated...
>
> It's a FREAKIN' DBX file collection
> NO - No other Application has it Open.
> YES - The Files ARE there
> YES - the Internet Account IS there
>
> Yes - I've wasted more of my time IMPORTING into Outlook Express in
> VISTA just to RE-EXPORT back to Outlook. What a bunch of freakin'
> idiots...
>


There IS no "Outlook Express" in Vista... it's Windows mail.
So how are you trying to import your dbx files into Windows Mail? Did you
copy the file called Folders.dbx as well as all your mail files? if you
didn't then you are stuck AFAIK and IF you didn't, then it's your own fault
for not researching properly first.


 
Old 23-10-2007, 10:41 PM   #5
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Re: Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003

On Oct 8, 2:31 pm, "Gordon" <gbpli...***********.invalid> wrote:
> <thomas...***********> wrote in message
>
> news:1191874922.110156.166800@o80g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
>


FINAL FIX:

THIS WORKED FOR ME:

USE OFFICE 2000 TO UPGRADE YOUR MAIL TO OUTLOOK 2003.

Outlook Express 6 -> Outlook 2000 -> Outlook 2003

"Windows Mail" is the new "title" that Microsoft gave "Outlook
Express". You want evidence:

1) The Executable name is the same: "msimn"
2) It purports compatibility with Outlook Express 6..."
3) It has "Multiple" IMPORT features for Outlook Express 6.
4) It is the free mail client included with Windows and looks almost
exactly like Outlook Express

and most importantly
5) It fails to import previous email from its previous version -
exactly like Outlook Express

or more subtly:
6) Are you stating that it is *not* related to Outlook Express?
(I might agree in the same way that Outlook Express 4 is not related
to Outlook Express 5 which is not related to Outlook Express 6)

I've tried for hours using 2 methods of Importing from Outlook 2003.
I've tried importing into "Windows Mail" and then re-exporting (many,
many times)
I've tried specifying the "root" of an exported directory of Outlook
Express as well as every subsequent subdirectory of the root,
including the directory containing the actual mails.
I've tried importing DBX files and EML files only to find out that
Outlook 2003 doesn't support EML files.

The only consistent responses I've received during the past 3-4 hours
are:

1) Outlook 2003 import screen "disappearing" at the last step without
an error or notification message.
2) The alternate import screen stating the files are in use

What finally worked: (immediately and without flaw or delay)
1) Copyng thje DBX files to a PC with Office 2000 on it.
2) Running import for Outlook Express 6
3) Exporting to a PST file

Flawless and as fast as the processor.

Why would I need to research an import of mail from one version of a
vendors product to the same vendors upgrade of that *same* product
when they have an IMPORT feature for the version of the product I'm
trying to import? - oh - your right - because it doesn't work. I
stand corrected.

The fact that the name changed to "Windows Mail" doesn't change the
fact that "2" - not 1 - "2" IMPORT Features for their own previous
software fails. I saw many posts on the internet for these import
failure issues.

USE OFFICE 2000 TO UPGRADE YOUR MAIL TO OUTLOOK 2003.

Outlook Express 6 -> Outlook 2000 -> Outlook 2003

 
Old 23-10-2007, 10:41 PM   #6
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Re: Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003

<thomasjbs***********> wrote in message
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> On Oct 8, 2:31 pm, "Gordon" <gbpli...***********.invalid> wrote:
>> <thomas...***********> wrote in message
>>
>> news:1191874922.110156.166800@o80g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
>>

>
> FINAL FIX:
>
> THIS WORKED FOR ME:
>
> USE OFFICE 2000 TO UPGRADE YOUR MAIL TO OUTLOOK 2003.



What a LOAD of crap - you were obviously doing something COMPLETELY wrong as
the procedure has worked for THOUSANDS OF OTHERS without having to resort to
your mangled convoluted method.


 
Old 23-10-2007, 10:42 PM   #7
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Re: Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003

thomasjbs*********** <thomasjbs***********> wrote:

> I've tried:
>
> Importing via Outlook | Import from another Program or File
> Importing via Outlook | Import Internet Mail and Addresses
> Exporting from Outlook Express


Place the DBX files into some folder. Start Windows Mail. Click
File>Import>Messages. Select the appropriate version of Outlook Express.
Click Next. Select the "Import mail from OE store directory. Click Next.
Browse to the folder containing the DBX files and import them. When done,
click File>Export>Messages, select Microsoft Office Outlook and click OK.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

 
Old 23-10-2007, 10:43 PM   #8
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Re: Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003

"Brian Tillman" <tillman1952***********> wrote in message
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>> I've tried:
>>
>> Importing via Outlook | Import from another Program or File
>> Importing via Outlook | Import Internet Mail and Addresses
>> Exporting from Outlook Express

>
> Place the DBX files into some folder. Start Windows Mail. Click
> File>Import>Messages. Select the appropriate version of Outlook Express.
> Click Next. Select the "Import mail from OE store directory. Click Next.
> Browse to the folder containing the DBX files and import them. When done,
> click File>Export>Messages, select Microsoft Office Outlook and click OK.



I think you needed to put a few "FREAKIN'"s in there to make it more legible
to the OP. =)
--
f.h.

 
Old 23-10-2007, 10:44 PM   #9
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Re: Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003

what a sort of MS idiot puts individual messages in its own folders that you
cannot import if you dont have a "folders.dbx" file... tsc...tsc...
i have just felt in this trap. i´m am very pissed.
what a nice piece of crap.


"thomasjbs***********" wrote:

> On Oct 8, 10:06 pm, "john.atk...***********" <john.atk...***********>
> wrote:
> > Can't import dbx files directly into Outlook. But you can import from
> > Outlook Express which has those files open into Outlook:
> >
> > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...943871033.aspx
> >
> > (Why are you using MS products if they so clearly anger you so much?)

>
> lol
>
> good point.
>
> It's not the products in general that anger me so much. It's the once-
> in-a-blue-moon-migration that fails with strange errors.
>
> I would have thought that the import procedure would have improved by
> now. There are *many* different versions of Outlook Express out
> there. And a Microsoft mail migration utility would be nice.
>
> As I said - I spent 2-4 hours trying to do the exact same thing (in
> Windows Mail) that worked the first time using Outlook Express and
> Office 2000. (10 minutes in Office 2000 and Outlook Express 6).
>
>

 
Old 23-10-2007, 10:46 PM   #10
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Re: Any FREAKIN' way to import DBX files into Outlook 2003

Can't import dbx files directly into Outlook. But you can import from
Outlook Express which has those files open into Outlook:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...943871033.aspx

(Why are you using MS products if they so clearly anger you so much?)

 
 

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