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  #71  
Old February 2nd 10, 11:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
carlos
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Default A problem in OE 6 - can't import messages anymore


"Zac Thompson" escribió en el mensaje
...

"William Thompson" wrote in message
...

"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
...
Hi Ron,

Corruption of folders.dbx would not affect browsing to the folder to
import messages. The path sometimes when one browses in WinMail (see
www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx) gets messed up and so the actual path has to
be specified so that the files show up.

How about if you move all the files to another simple directory such as
C:\messages. Then File | Import | Messages and choose OE6 format and
then specify import from a directory and then browse to C:\messages.
See if that works.

steve

"Ron Hirsch" wrote in message
...
Steve,

I do thank you for all the info you and others have offered.

I do have a general question re the "folders.dbx" file. If that file
were indeed corrupted, would that still block the ability to browse for
a path in the Import Messages window?

I would seem to me that if it were corrupt, the system would not
recognize that until one had selected the path/folder it was in. but if
one is unable to see a folder tree and select that (or any other)
folder, how would Windows know the file was corrupted until one tried
to use it?

Ron
+++++++++++++++++

"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
news Yes, its quite possible folders.dbx is corrupted. Alternatively the
actual path that OE is loading for the directory of dbx files could be
wrong, as it often is when importing in Winmail (see the import steps
for Winmail at www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#wm)

It could be something else as well, but since he doesn't wish to
pursue it, we can just drop it.

steve

"Ron Sommer" wrote in message
...
Steve,
Hidden, system files is a problem when you are looking in Windows
Explorer for the OE message store. I did not know that it could be a
problem when using OE import.
The files will not display if folders.dbx is missing. Is it possible
the folders.dbx is corrupted?
--
Ron Sommer

"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
...
The files are hidden so you have to enable showing hidden files and
folders. Its possible you may also need to show protected and OS
files to see them. Check Control Panel | Folder Options | View.
Also if searching you need to include hidden files and folders in
the advanced search properties.

steve

"Ron Hirsch" wrote in message
...
Hi Steve,

No, they're not read-only.

My problem was not the inability to import a selected file(s), but
the inability to get anything at all to display in the browser
window to point to the path/folders involved.

Ron


"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
...
Make sure the files are not read only. OE won't import from read
only files.

You can manually import also. See www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#imp1

steve
















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  #72  
Old February 2nd 10, 11:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
carlos
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Posts: 2
Default A problem in OE 6 - can't import messages anymore


"Zac Thompson" escribió en el mensaje
...

"William Thompson" wrote in message
...

"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
...
Hi Ron,

Corruption of folders.dbx would not affect browsing to the folder to
import messages. The path sometimes when one browses in WinMail (see
www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx) gets messed up and so the actual path has to
be specified so that the files show up.

How about if you move all the files to another simple directory such as
C:\messages. Then File | Import | Messages and choose OE6 format and
then specify import from a directory and then browse to C:\messages.
See if that works.

steve

"Ron Hirsch" wrote in message
...
Steve,

I do thank you for all the info you and others have offered.

I do have a general question re the "folders.dbx" file. If that file
were indeed corrupted, would that still block the ability to browse for
a path in the Import Messages window?

I would seem to me that if it were corrupt, the system would not
recognize that until one had selected the path/folder it was in. but if
one is unable to see a folder tree and select that (or any other)
folder, how would Windows know the file was corrupted until one tried
to use it?

Ron
+++++++++++++++++

"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
news Yes, its quite possible folders.dbx is corrupted. Alternatively the
actual path that OE is loading for the directory of dbx files could be
wrong, as it often is when importing in Winmail (see the import steps
for Winmail at www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#wm)

It could be something else as well, but since he doesn't wish to
pursue it, we can just drop it.

steve

"Ron Sommer" wrote in message
...
Steve,
Hidden, system files is a problem when you are looking in Windows
Explorer for the OE message store. I did not know that it could be a
problem when using OE import.
The files will not display if folders.dbx is missing. Is it possible
the folders.dbx is corrupted?
--
Ron Sommer

"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
...
The files are hidden so you have to enable showing hidden files and
folders. Its possible you may also need to show protected and OS
files to see them. Check Control Panel | Folder Options | View.
Also if searching you need to include hidden files and folders in
the advanced search properties.

steve

"Ron Hirsch" wrote in message
...
Hi Steve,

No, they're not read-only.

My problem was not the inability to import a selected file(s), but
the inability to get anything at all to display in the browser
window to point to the path/folders involved.

Ron


"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
...
Make sure the files are not read only. OE won't import from read
only files.

You can manually import also. See www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#imp1

steve
















  #73  
Old February 24th 10, 02:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
scotty jennings
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Posts: 5
Default A problem in OE 6 - can't import messages anymore



"Petar Petrovic" wrote in message
...

"Ron Hirsch" pisao u poruci diskusione
...
Hi Bruce,

Creating a new identity did not change anything. The import window was
still totally blank when it came up and I tried to import all the message
files.

This machine will be relegated to my number 2 spot shortly, as I am
starting work on my new system. So I may just ignore this problem.

I see that Windows Live Mail can be used in XP. Do you think it's worth
switching over to it?? Of course, my new machine will be using Windows 7
Pro 64 bit, and will certainly use Windows Live Mail.

Can Windows Live Mail import all my messages from OE6? And when Windows
Mail is installed in XP, does that remove OE6? Or can one choose to
revert back to OE6 if desired? I would hope that this is like the
situation in browsers. One can have several installed, and choose the one
to be the default.

Ron Hirsch

+++++++++++++++++++++++++


"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
OE is part of IE6, not IE8. Create a new identity and see if you can
import the messages there, If you can, import all your messages and dump
the current identity.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA


"Ron Hirsch" wrote in message
...
My system C drive on my main machine failed the other day with a
refusal to even have any OS recognized. So I replaced it, and restored
an image from True Image from the recent past.

Apparently there was some small corruptions in that image. And I have a
strange situation in Outlook Express 6.

All works well, except for when I click on FILEIMPORTMESSAGES to
import some dbx files from the past, or another machine running OE6. I
have these DBX files stored in a folder on my main machine, and the
import has always worked very nicely.

But now, when the import screen comes up, it is totally blank - nothing
in it.

I know a work around to do the import. But I'd prefer it it worked
normally. I can create a new folder in LOCAL FOLDERS, and name it to
what I'd like. Then I can go into my DBX archive folder, pick a DBX
file, and rename it to what I just created in my OE. Then replace the
new blank folder with the folder from the archive, by just overwriting
it. That does work - I tried it, and it still does work OK.

I clicked on FILEIMPORTADDRESS BOOK, and a "good:|" window did show
there.

Does anyone know how to "repair" OE6? I am running IE8, so some of the
suggestions I've seen won't work, as they imply that OE is part of IE,
and I don't want to mess with OE8.

Ron Hirsch








  #74  
Old February 28th 10, 01:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
scotty jennings
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Posts: 5
Default A problem in OE 6 - can't import messages anymore


"carlos" wrote in message
...

"Zac Thompson" escribió en el mensaje
...

"William Thompson" wrote in message
...

"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
...
Hi Ron,

Corruption of folders.dbx would not affect browsing to the folder to
import messages. The path sometimes when one browses in WinMail (see
www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx) gets messed up and so the actual path has
to be specified so that the files show up.

How about if you move all the files to another simple directory such as
C:\messages. Then File | Import | Messages and choose OE6 format and
then specify import from a directory and then browse to C:\messages.
See if that works.

steve

"Ron Hirsch" wrote in message
...
Steve,

I do thank you for all the info you and others have offered.

I do have a general question re the "folders.dbx" file. If that file
were indeed corrupted, would that still block the ability to browse
for a path in the Import Messages window?

I would seem to me that if it were corrupt, the system would not
recognize that until one had selected the path/folder it was in. but
if one is unable to see a folder tree and select that (or any other)
folder, how would Windows know the file was corrupted until one tried
to use it?

Ron
+++++++++++++++++

"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
news Yes, its quite possible folders.dbx is corrupted. Alternatively the
actual path that OE is loading for the directory of dbx files could
be wrong, as it often is when importing in Winmail (see the import
steps for Winmail at www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#wm)

It could be something else as well, but since he doesn't wish to
pursue it, we can just drop it.

steve

"Ron Sommer" wrote in message
...
Steve,
Hidden, system files is a problem when you are looking in Windows
Explorer for the OE message store. I did not know that it could be
a problem when using OE import.
The files will not display if folders.dbx is missing. Is it
possible the folders.dbx is corrupted?
--
Ron Sommer

"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
...
The files are hidden so you have to enable showing hidden files and
folders. Its possible you may also need to show protected and OS
files to see them. Check Control Panel | Folder Options | View.
Also if searching you need to include hidden files and folders in
the advanced search properties.

steve

"Ron Hirsch" wrote in message
...
Hi Steve,

No, they're not read-only.

My problem was not the inability to import a selected file(s), but
the inability to get anything at all to display in the browser
window to point to the path/folders involved.

Ron


"Steve Cochran" wrote in message
...
Make sure the files are not read only. OE won't import from read
only files.

You can manually import also. See
www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx#imp1

steve


















  #75  
Old February 28th 10, 01:35 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
scotty jennings
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Posts: 5
Default A problem in OE 6 - can't import messages anymore


"Petar Petrovic" wrote in message
...

"Ron Hirsch" pisao u poruci diskusione
...
Hi Bruce,

Creating a new identity did not change anything. The import window was
still totally blank when it came up and I tried to import all the message
files.

This machine will be relegated to my number 2 spot shortly, as I am
starting work on my new system. So I may just ignore this problem.

I see that Windows Live Mail can be used in XP. Do you think it's worth
switching over to it?? Of course, my new machine will be using Windows 7
Pro 64 bit, and will certainly use Windows Live Mail.

Can Windows Live Mail import all my messages from OE6? And when Windows
Mail is installed in XP, does that remove OE6? Or can one choose to
revert back to OE6 if desired? I would hope that this is like the
situation in browsers. One can have several installed, and choose the one
to be the default.

Ron Hirsch

+++++++++++++++++++++++++


"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
OE is part of IE6, not IE8. Create a new identity and see if you can
import the messages there, If you can, import all your messages and dump
the current identity.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA


"Ron Hirsch" wrote in message
...
My system C drive on my main machine failed the other day with a
refusal to even have any OS recognized. So I replaced it, and restored
an image from True Image from the recent past.

Apparently there was some small corruptions in that image. And I have a
strange situation in Outlook Express 6.

All works well, except for when I click on FILEIMPORTMESSAGES to
import some dbx files from the past, or another machine running OE6. I
have these DBX files stored in a folder on my main machine, and the
import has always worked very nicely.

But now, when the import screen comes up, it is totally blank - nothing
in it.

I know a work around to do the import. But I'd prefer it it worked
normally. I can create a new folder in LOCAL FOLDERS, and name it to
what I'd like. Then I can go into my DBX archive folder, pick a DBX
file, and rename it to what I just created in my OE. Then replace the
new blank folder with the folder from the archive, by just overwriting
it. That does work - I tried it, and it still does work OK.

I clicked on FILEIMPORTADDRESS BOOK, and a "good:|" window did show
there.

Does anyone know how to "repair" OE6? I am running IE8, so some of the
suggestions I've seen won't work, as they imply that OE is part of IE,
and I don't want to mess with OE8.

Ron Hirsch








  #76  
Old February 28th 10, 02:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
scotty jennings
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Posts: 5
Default A problem in OE 6 - can't import messages anymore


"Petar Petrovic" wrote in message
...

"Ron Hirsch" pisao u poruci diskusione
...
Hi Bruce,

Creating a new identity did not change anything. The import window was
still totally blank when it came up and I tried to import all the message
files.

This machine will be relegated to my number 2 spot shortly, as I am
starting work on my new system. So I may just ignore this problem.

I see that Windows Live Mail can be used in XP. Do you think it's worth
switching over to it?? Of course, my new machine will be using Windows 7
Pro 64 bit, and will certainly use Windows Live Mail.

Can Windows Live Mail import all my messages from OE6? And when Windows
Mail is installed in XP, does that remove OE6? Or can one choose to
revert back to OE6 if desired? I would hope that this is like the
situation in browsers. One can have several installed, and choose the one
to be the default.

Ron Hirsch

+++++++++++++++++++++++++


"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
OE is part of IE6, not IE8. Create a new identity and see if you can
import the messages there, If you can, import all your messages and dump
the current identity.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA


"Ron Hirsch" wrote in message
...
My system C drive on my main machine failed the other day with a
refusal to even have any OS recognized. So I replaced it, and restored
an image from True Image from the recent past.

Apparently there was some small corruptions in that image. And I have a
strange situation in Outlook Express 6.

All works well, except for when I click on FILEIMPORTMESSAGES to
import some dbx files from the past, or another machine running OE6. I
have these DBX files stored in a folder on my main machine, and the
import has always worked very nicely.

But now, when the import screen comes up, it is totally blank - nothing
in it.

I know a work around to do the import. But I'd prefer it it worked
normally. I can create a new folder in LOCAL FOLDERS, and name it to
what I'd like. Then I can go into my DBX archive folder, pick a DBX
file, and rename it to what I just created in my OE. Then replace the
new blank folder with the folder from the archive, by just overwriting
it. That does work - I tried it, and it still does work OK.

I clicked on FILEIMPORTADDRESS BOOK, and a "good:|" window did show
there.

Does anyone know how to "repair" OE6? I am running IE8, so some of the
suggestions I've seen won't work, as they imply that OE is part of IE,
and I don't want to mess with OE8.

Ron Hirsch








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Old February 28th 10, 02:36 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen[_4_]
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Old February 28th 10, 02:36 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
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Default A problem in OE 6 - can't import messages anymore

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