Forgive me for trying again, but I still havent resolved my problems with importing emails to OE. Now I wont go through all the details, just a summary.
I reformatted my laptop, and before doin so tried to backup my many email messages/folders. I dont know what I may have done wrong (Ive done this successfully before)but I do know I couldnt locate the "store" folder (discovered from 1 response that some folders were hidden from view, so solved the location problem).
Anyway, I copied them to a thumb drive, and when my laptop was up and running again, created a folder on my desktop and there they are. I cant import them; Ive tried copy and paste, and import email.
Yes they will appear in Outlook Express but they're empty! Whereas in my desktop folder they are all different sizes, and clearly not empty.
Also they seem to be copying themselves! I think it happened when I imported them, suddenly there were 4 or 5 copies of everything. i deleted the copies.
Now, since reformatting, there is some new email in my Outlook Express. I dont want to lose these while trying to rectify the situation.
To cut a long story short, I have all my emails/folders in a folder on my desktop but cant get them into Outlook Espress; can only get their names (files appear empty) I am at my wits end as there are several emails I need.
Again sorry for trying again but Im desperate!