Was the entire message store backed up? That is what you want to put on the
Desktop and then import from an OE store directory. An import will fail if
Folders.dbx was not included in the backup. If it wasn't included, you will
need to import the dbx files manually.
How to restore individual dbx files:
I never used Ghost so I am not familiar with how it works. If you open the
new Address Book | Help | About.... will show the path to the new AB. The
path to the old install would have been similar.
Can you do a search and include Ghost? Do an advanced search and include
Hidden Files and Folders. Search for:
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA
"Hal Hanig" wrote in message
> I've had to completely reformat and reinstall Windows XP due to a browsing
> problem and now I'm trying to import some of my old messages from Outlook
> Express 6.0 to the newer installation. I recovered the old messages from
> Norton's Ghost and an external hard drive, then put the various dbx files
> into the directory C:\Temp\OE. The problem is that when I try to import
> them into the new installation I'm told there aren't any there. Of
> course, Windows Explorer shows they actually do exist there; I just can't
> import them.
> My other problem is where will I find the old address book? I want to
> import that as well.