How to Access Outlook Express Messages


New Member
I have read on the forums, after searching elsewhere, that you cannot uninstall IE7 in Vista. It would appear I cannot install IE6 either due to a newer version (IE7).

I am in the middle of a case and all of my 'evidence' was in the form of Outlook Express email messages. My old laptop was destroyed, however, I do have back up files of emails.

Now, I can't import them into Windows Mail...tried and when the browse for upload looks at my external drive, it sees nothing, though if I explore, they're all there. And I can't install IE6 to try to import them into a functional version of OEx...any suggestions? I'm getting desperate.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hi sinduda, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

Which files can you see in Explorer that Windows Mail refuses to see?