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Aart
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:03 pm    Post subject: Possible to "Merge" .dbx Files?
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Before leaving on a trip, I copied my OE 6.0 message
store (all of the .dbx files) from my desktop machine to
a portable computer. Of course, while on the trip, I
sent, received, and filed email messages using the
portable. Once back from the trip, I immediately began
using the "now old" OE on my desktop machine, sending,
receiving, and filing email messages. I still have all of
the .dbx files on the portable, but they are now out of
sync with those on my desktop.

1. Is there some way to "merge" the files, keeping all
unique messages in either same-named .dbx file but not
creating duplicates of the thousands of messages that are
identical?

2. What would happen in importing the files from the
portable into the desktop?
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PA Bear
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:57 am    Post subject: Re: Possible to "Merge" .dbx Files? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Aart wrote:
 > Before leaving on a trip, I copied my OE 6.0 message
 > store (all of the .dbx files) from my desktop machine to
 > a portable computer. Of course, while on the trip, I
 > sent, received, and filed email messages using the
 > portable. Once back from the trip, I immediately began
 > using the "now old" OE on my desktop machine, sending,
 > receiving, and filing email messages. I still have all of
 > the .dbx files on the portable, but they are now out of
 > sync with those on my desktop.
 >
 > 1. Is there some way to "merge" the files, keeping all
 > unique messages in either same-named .dbx file but not
 > creating duplicates of the thousands of messages that are
 > identical?

No.

 > 2. What would happen in importing the files from the
 > portable into the desktop?

Data in like-named folders would be overwritten. For a workaround, see
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/faqs/how.htm#importdbx
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Steve Cochran
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Possible to "Merge" .dbx Files? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You can do the following as an example.

Do Edit | Find and then search for messages by date. Take the last known
date and then with the other computer also search by date. Then find all
the messages occuring after the first date on the second computer and copy
them all to a new folder.

Then close OE and take the dbx file that has all the new messages in it and
use the method in the last paragraph on this page
(www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx) to add that folder to the other computer. Then
you can open that folder on the other computer and move all those messages
into the folder that does not have the newer messages.

Sorting by date should then prevent the introduction of duplicates.

steve

"Aart" wrote in message

 > Before leaving on a trip, I copied my OE 6.0 message
 > store (all of the .dbx files) from my desktop machine to
 > a portable computer. Of course, while on the trip, I
 > sent, received, and filed email messages using the
 > portable. Once back from the trip, I immediately began
 > using the "now old" OE on my desktop machine, sending,
 > receiving, and filing email messages. I still have all of
 > the .dbx files on the portable, but they are now out of
 > sync with those on my desktop.
 >
 > 1. Is there some way to "merge" the files, keeping all
 > unique messages in either same-named .dbx file but not
 > creating duplicates of the thousands of messages that are
 > identical?
 >
 > 2. What would happen in importing the files from the
 > portable into the desktop?
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Ron Sommer
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Possible to "Merge" .dbx Files? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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After Edit | Find, browse to Local Folders.
Enter the correct date in the Received after area.
This will locate the messages in every local folder.
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"Steve Cochran" wrote in message

 > You can do the following as an example.
 >
 > Do Edit | Find and then search for messages by date. Take the last known
 > date and then with the other computer also search by date. Then find all
 > the messages occuring after the first date on the second computer and copy
 > them all to a new folder.
 >
 > Then close OE and take the dbx file that has all the new messages in it
and
 > use the method in the last paragraph on this page
 > (www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx) to add that folder to the other computer.
Then
 > you can open that folder on the other computer and move all those messages
 > into the folder that does not have the newer messages.
 >
 > Sorting by date should then prevent the introduction of duplicates.
 >
 > steve
 >


  > > Before leaving on a trip, I copied my OE 6.0 message
  > > store (all of the .dbx files) from my desktop machine to
  > > a portable computer. Of course, while on the trip, I
  > > sent, received, and filed email messages using the
  > > portable. Once back from the trip, I immediately began
  > > using the "now old" OE on my desktop machine, sending,
  > > receiving, and filing email messages. I still have all of
  > > the .dbx files on the portable, but they are now out of
  > > sync with those on my desktop.
  > >
  > > 1. Is there some way to "merge" the files, keeping all
  > > unique messages in either same-named .dbx file but not
  > > creating duplicates of the thousands of messages that are
  > > identical?
  > >
  > > 2. What would happen in importing the files from the
  > > portable into the desktop?
 >
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Frank Saunders MS-1
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: Possible to "Merge" .dbx Files? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Aart" wrote in message

 > Before leaving on a trip, I copied my OE 6.0 message
 > store (all of the .dbx files) from my desktop machine to
 > a portable computer. Of course, while on the trip, I
 > sent, received, and filed email messages using the
 > portable. Once back from the trip, I immediately began
 > using the "now old" OE on my desktop machine, sending,
 > receiving, and filing email messages. I still have all of
 > the .dbx files on the portable, but they are now out of
 > sync with those on my desktop.
 >
 > 1. Is there some way to "merge" the files, keeping all
 > unique messages in either same-named .dbx file but not
 > creating duplicates of the thousands of messages that are
 > identical?
 >
 > 2. What would happen in importing the files from the
 > portable into the desktop?

Yes.
Put the DBX files you want to merge (including their Folders.dbx) in an
empty Windows folder on the hard drive and then use OE's File | Import.

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Steve Cochran
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Possible to "Merge" .dbx Files? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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That will not eliminate duplications.

steve

"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE/OE" wrote in message
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  > > Before leaving on a trip, I copied my OE 6.0 message
  > > store (all of the .dbx files) from my desktop machine to
  > > a portable computer. Of course, while on the trip, I
  > > sent, received, and filed email messages using the
  > > portable. Once back from the trip, I immediately began
  > > using the "now old" OE on my desktop machine, sending,
  > > receiving, and filing email messages. I still have all of
  > > the .dbx files on the portable, but they are now out of
  > > sync with those on my desktop.
  > >
  > > 1. Is there some way to "merge" the files, keeping all
  > > unique messages in either same-named .dbx file but not
  > > creating duplicates of the thousands of messages that are
  > > identical?
  > >
  > > 2. What would happen in importing the files from the
  > > portable into the desktop?
 >
 > Yes.
 > Put the DBX files you want to merge (including their Folders.dbx) in an
 > empty Windows folder on the hard drive and then use OE's File | Import.
 >
 > --
 > Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
 > Please respond in Newsgroup. Do not send email
 > http://www.fjsmjs.com
 > Protect your PC
 > http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
 >
 >
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Frank Saunders MS-1
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Possible to "Merge" .dbx Files? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Oops.

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"Steve Cochran" wrote in message

 > That will not eliminate duplications.
 >
 > steve
 >


   >>>
   >>> 1. Is there some way to "merge" the files, keeping all
   >>> unique messages in either same-named .dbx file but not
   >>> creating duplicates of the thousands of messages that are
   >>> identical?
   >>>
   >>> 2. What would happen in importing the files from the
   >>> portable into the desktop?
  >>
  >> Yes.
  >> Put the DBX files you want to merge (including their Folders.dbx) in
  >> an empty Windows folder on the hard drive and then use OE's File |
  >> Import.
  >>
  >> --
  >> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
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