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Run-time error '53'
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My hard drive is split between XP and 7 because I wanted to go on using XP as long as possible. Unwisely, I tried to access OE on XP from 7. I inserted the second key-code supplied and it started to install but got stuck. Going back to XP I found that I could not access OE, as the following message came up: "OESysTray Run-time error '53': File not found." But the missing file was not specified.

I have now downloaded OE for 7 from runasxp. So several questions:

1. How do I restore OE on XP?
2. How can I transfer to 7 or access from 7 all my data (emails, addresses, etc) ?
3. Will I be able to use the same OE files from either XP or 7?

Jim Dean
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#2
Hello Jim,
First of all I dont understood what do you mean 'How do I restore OE on XP?', this version is for windows 7 and newer.
Yes, you can import your email folders (DBX Files) from XP
to import emails and accounts please read the following guides:

https://runasxp.com/Topic-Importing-emai...r-computer

https://runasxp.com/Topic-Import-emails-...r-computer
Rafael
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#3
By "restore OE on XP" I mean how can I get round the error 53 problem so that I can use Outlook Express on Windows XP, as before.

Since I cannot now open OE on Windows XP I cannot backup my emails on to a memory stick. I need to get rid of the error 53 message first. How do I do that?
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#4
This version is NOT for wiindows XP, will not work on windows xp...
If you have installed on Xp and got that error, you may try system restore.

The location of dbx files on Xp is: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{12345678-1234-ABCD-EFGH-1234567890AB}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Notes:

[username] = each user will should have their set of .dbx files
{12345678-1234-ABCD-EFGH-1234567890AB} = represents a unique alphanumeric string
Rafael
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#5
Rafail,

Thank you for the advice on how to transfer the .dbx files. After a lengthy period of failed attempts I finally found an acceptable combination of account name, username and password for the Tools>Accounts section to enable sending and receiving emails. At one point I emailed my ISP for advice only to be told that Outlook Express was very old and I would be better off finding a more secure up to date client, though none was specifically recommended. But I have been very satisfied with OE and was determined to make it work.

As for "error 53", System Restore did not work as it had been switched off and therefore no previous restore points automatically created. I was completely unaware that such a facility existed at all. But it occurred to me that having backed up my data on a memory stick, I could try reinstalling OE on Windows XP. The process of uninstalling failed for some technical reason, but I then discovered that the "error 53" problem had disappeared and that it was now working normally. The upshot is that I now have two ways of accessing my emails from my PC. But I shall stick to the familiar environment of XP for as long as possible, as I find Windows 7 alien, tedious and slow.

Incidentally you seemed very concerned that I should not use "OE for 7" on XP. As far as I could tell, the one I downloaded from runasxp.com for Windows 7 is identical to the one I was already using on XP, i.e. Outlook Express 6, version 2.1.1.0.
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#6
Hello Jim,
Yes it is identical with xp but the installer is made for windows 7 and newer, that's why is not intended for isntalling on XP.
Rafael
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