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How can I import a MSN_Mail.msnbak file into live mail

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How can I import a MSN_Mail.msnbak file into live mail?



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You can't. MSNBAK can only be used to import back into MSN Explorer.
> Here are the procedures for getting access to the mail within MSN Explorer and
> having it appear in Windows Live Mail (or other email program):
> The email files are all stored within the user profile folder. For 9.0/9.1 and
> 9.5/9.6 they are slightly different. In 9.0/9.1 they can be found here:
> C:\Documents and Settings\{userID}\Local Settings\Application
> Data\Microsoft\MSN\db\
> In 9.5/9.6, change \db\ to \db30\
> In order to see the folders and the files within them, you need to set the
> Windows Explorer options to show hidden files and folders and possibly system
> files.
> Inside this db30 folder, you will find files with an extension of .sdf - ignore
> these. You're interested in the ones that look like: username-msn-com.1a0, 1a1,
> etc.
> and also within the folders \Mail(MSN user ID)\ with extensions of .000,
> starting with stm0x...
> You can copy and rename these files to have an extension of .eml.
> Double-clicking them will open them in Outlook Express, Windows Mail or Windows
> Live Mail, depending on what's installed and the default handler for .eml files.
> You can then move them to a folder in OE/WM/WLM if desired for future access or
> import into MSN mail, or you can send them back to yourself for filing within
> the MSN client program.
> On 10/5/07, "ComputerGuy" posted this tip in the MSN Discussion newsgroup:
> " is one little piece of advise. After renaming about 50 of the thousand
> plus emails it hit to me to just go into windows explorer, tools, folder options
> and add file the file extension of .000 and give it the same properties as a
> ...eml file thus saving me hours of having to rename all the files. Not really
> needed when it is only a couple of messages but when there are hundreds or even
> thousands of files, this will save much pain and suffering."
> And, Earle H. offered an additional tip:
> Open a Command Prompt (Start/Run/cmd) and navigate to the folder that you copied
> the contents of the \db30 folder to and type the following command -
> REN *.000 *.EML
> And then press enter. This will rename all files in that folder with an
> extension of 000 to now have an extension of eml.

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