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Tray icon in this version of Outlook Express adds some new features

To see the oe tray icon click on the arrow button next to clock on taskbar to expand tray icons:

What can i do with Tray icon?
If you click (left click) on tray icon, Outlook express window will hide, it will hide from taskbar also. This gives you the ability to have Outlook Express open but not showing window or on taskbar, To show it back again click again on Tray Icon.

Tray icon menu:
To bring tray icon menu, Right click on tray icon and a pop-up menu will appear.

This new settings menu provides more functionality for Outlook Express.

"About" menu: This will open the about menu where you can check if there is a new version available or visit forum.

"Auto hide to tray" menu: If you click on that menu you will notice that it will be checked.

Once it is checked (Enabled), every time you minimize the Outlook express window it will not appear on taskbar (to bring it back you muct click on Tray icon (left click). This can help to free space on your taskbar.
To disable back this feature, click on "Auto Hide to tray" again so it will be unchecked (disabled) again.

"Work Offline" menu: If you click on that menu you will notice that it will be checked and oe will restart and work in "Offline Mode" (Will not be able to send or receive emails). You can uncheck it to get OE back Online.

"Settings" menu: In this menu you can change some outlook express settings.

"Launch Method" is how outlook express window will behave when you launch OE.

On "Outlook express language" List you can select your language for Outlook express (Change Language)

"Hide OE Windows when minimized" does the same job like "Auto hide to tray" menu described above.

"Create OE shortcut to run without Administrative rights" Will create a new shortcut on desktop for Outlook express. That shortcut can be used to Import .EML files on Outlook Express that is not possible when running OE normally.

"Block images and other content in HTML e-mail"
setting that is missing from Outlook Express settings can be enabeld or disabled here on tray icon settings.

On the left you will notice the Buttons that can be used for browsing your Email Folder (DBX files) and Address Book file (WAB file) or changing their path.

After changing any setting Click Save button and restart Outlook express
Thank you Rafail.

Another (related) question : Is it possible to drag and drop folders full of .eml files and have the path recreated (if it doesn't exist) in Outlook Express

Also, I see in the (source) folders thar there are other files other than .eml files. I presume that it would not be possible to drag and drop those files into OE folders. When I try it OE very kindly starts an email which I presume could be used to send it to my "new" self.

Another option may be to change the path for OE so that it points to the old "identities\{khjgjghk}\m$\outlookexpress". Is that correct?

Thanks again sir.

Best wishes
You must first create folders on oe to drom eml file in them. Changing the path of your dbx files to dbx files you have backed-up is correct, that way you can have old emails without need to import them
Dear Rafael
I have a new windows 7 machine Edge2.   I have installed the latest OE today on this machine.  I cannot drag and drop files into the email like I could with my old windows 7 machine which was installed in 2015.  On the old machine, I can drag and drop files into an email.  What can you recommend?  I have tried running with and without administrative privileges, and that did not make a difference.

FYI, I can drag and drop files into AOL, GMAIL and others on the new machine, so I am guessing it might be something to do with this new OE.

Thank you in advance.  Nancy
Have you created a shortcut to "msimn.exe" and run it from there?
Just tried - from desktop and then tray. No dice
especially on 7 should work. please right click on msimn.exe and check if it is enabled for administrative rights, it should not be checked the administrative rights option on that file
The "run as administrator " button is not checked.
And it still does not work.

Also, using either insert or attach, it won't let me even insert or attach a file in a folder on an external hard drive .  Any ideas on this one?

Thanks much.
Just checking in for any help you can give me..........
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