for your reply! I followed your advice, but had to do some additional things before I could see my old email.
These are the steps I followed to be able to see all my old email in Netscape 7.2:
1) I had to make all the hidden files visible in all the folders involved.
2) Then, I located the profiles by using the filepath you provided for the profile folder for Vista and the filepath for the profile folder in XP that I found at http://home.att.net/~cherokee67/ns7profloc.html
3) I copied ALL
of the salted (.slt) folder's contents (not just the mail folder) from the profile on the backup of my XP hardrive (path = Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profilename\*.slt\) and
4) Pasted these into the salted folder of the profile in Vista (path = Users\\Application Data\Roaming\Mozilla\Profiles\profilename\*.slt\Mail where the profilename was Default).
I can see my old emails in the folders and subfolders now, but I can't access new emails yet. An error message saying that it can't connect to the pop server keeps generating. I am going to call my ISP about this, but if you have any ideas I would certainly appreciate them!
In another thread you had mentioned that one had to delete the files with the .msf extensions when moving a profile. Is that still the case? And why?