Continuing with my saga:
I was trying to restore the mail folders and address books for Outlook express. After some googling, found a miriad of programs that promised to do so. I'm past the point of believing everything advertised....got burned so many times. Therefore, I will not buy anything that won't allow me to use first. Not even the so called "limited performance". Tried 4 or 5 different programs....they can not even find the old .wab and dbx files, let alone restore them. Some of them will only restore backed up files.
Went to good old Microsoft and found a painless way of doing it:
The only instruction missing from there is that before you click the search button, you need to go into the advanced menu and specify to look into the hidden files. I found all the files and imported them as said in this web page. The only thing to do manually is to re-create the account information. Piece of cake.
Now,.....of to mow the lawn.