Import Express DBX files into Outlook 2010

How may I import dbx files from outlook express into Outlook 2010? PLEASE do not reference the items (below) at microsoft that offers an explanation that not only does not work, but refers to Outlook in some other version.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/import-your-messages-or-account-from-outlook-express-to-outlook-HA001094387.aspx
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291602

It would appear easy but it is not. I follow the instruction in Outlook 2010 and let it do its magic (or not). Despite having the dbx files located in various folders it just does't find them. When using the 2010 import wizard it does not allow for you to specificy a location that the files are in (as opposed to Windows mail). I am stumped on how to make this happen... Does anyone know what folder Outlook 2010 checks for importing DBX files or how to get an actual answer from Microsoft?

How may I import dbx files from outlook express into Outlook 2010?
 

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Last updated September 4, 2019 Views 104,905 Applies to:
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Try the following and check if it helps:

1. Download and install Windows Live Mail.
2. Import Outlook Express data in Windows Live Mail.
3. Export the data from Windows Live Mail to Outlook 2010.

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Rather a misguided response. Outlook Express and Outlook are completely separate programs that have never had anything to do with one another. Outlook is not an upgrade to Outlook Express. Expecting Outlook to be able to use the data from a completely different program is not realistic.

There are methods for transitioning from one program to another that are well documented and posted here daily. All you needed to to was familarize yourself with these 2 programs and plan the transition accordingly. Once you import your Outlook Express data into OE or one of its successors, you can then easily transfer it to Outlook on the same partition. Here is one set of instructions: http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/migratefromoewlm.htm

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