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vally

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I have saved many old emails from outlook express saved on the hard disk.
I have made a few changes on the computer- reinstalled -new xp it and changed my email. ( I think the file was saved when my computer was win2k or may have still been win98)
Now when I want to open one of the old email files I get an error un able to open error (0x80004005 I think the computer is not next to me now.) I tried to change the definition in the tools -> folder option but with no luck (It was correct)
I can't change the ending of the file and can't copy or open with the Internet explorer.

Does any one know how to solve the problem?
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How did you save those old emails, or in other words what file-format are they in, vally?
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1. Are you running any Norton products?

2. Try opening the e-mail in Microsoft Word, or something like Writer (OpenOffice) to get around the issue.

3. The error that you have - what does it say exactly? Does it say what it can't open, like a message store? See if you can get it word for word.


I'm also thinking it might be a registry issue because you've migrated to another operating system, but there's usually some backwards compatibility. Let me know with the above three points!
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vally, try changing the extension on the email to .eml and then open it.
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Sorry for the delay I was away 4 a few days.

pip22
They were draged from the outlook express to a folder. The ending is eml.

Damien Kane
1. Only norton antivirus the firewall and other options are not installed.
2. I tried to open it in word or outlook and allso outlook express. No luck.
3. I atached the errors in the order they showed up


Johanna
I can't change the ending or even copy or move the files.

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