Backing up from Windows Mail to Outlook Express 6

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Pierre Kacha, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Pierre Kacha

    Pierre Kacha Guest

    What is the process to move back from Windows Mail (that comes with Vista) to
    Outlook Express 6 (on an XP)? I know where the locations of the files are in
    the respective systems:

    Windows Mail on Vista:
    C:\users\{user name}\Application Data\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail

    Outlook Express 6 on XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application

    When I copy the Windows Mail files into a temp folder, I can't import those
    files into Outllook Express 6. Outlook Express import functions does not let
    me 'see' Windows Mail file formats.


    Pierre Kacha
    Pierre Kacha, Sep 30, 2007
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  2. Pierre Kacha

    PaulB Guest

    Try exporting them from Windows mail then importing to OE.
    PaulB, Sep 30, 2007
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  3. Pierre Kacha

    PaulB Guest

    Using Microsoft exchange format.
    PaulB, Sep 30, 2007
  4. Pierre Kacha

    Pierre Kacha Guest

    many thanks. I will try and let you know if it worked.
    Pierre Kacha, Sep 30, 2007
  5. Pierre Kacha

    PaulB Guest

    I found an eaiser way. With OE open, just drag the .eml files into and open
    folder in OE.
    PaulB, Sep 30, 2007
  6. Pierre Kacha

    Pierre Kacha Guest

    once I have exported in Microsoft Exchange, where would I find the resulting
    file(s)? I need to move it to another computer and then import it into
    Outlook Express 6...
    Pierre Kacha, Sep 30, 2007
  7. Pierre Kacha

    Pierre Kacha Guest

    I had found that before. But i have so many folders in which I organize my
    mail, in addition to the inbox, that I need to do this one folder at a time,
    I presume.
    Let me make sure I understand:

    - grab the emails in the inbox and drag them into a folder on a desktop.
    this creates .eml files
    - next step not clear: 'open folder in OE'. Can you pls clarify?
    - repeat this for each mail folder I have created...
    Pierre Kacha, Sep 30, 2007
  8. Pierre Kacha

    PaulB Guest

    I ran into the same problem that is why I found the copy the .eml files into
    an open OE folder.
    PaulB, Sep 30, 2007
  9. Pierre Kacha

    PaulB Guest

    I must appologize. I have been unable to successfully get anything to work
    properly except to drag messages one by one to OE. I really don't understand.
    Hopefully some else will come along a set us both straight.
    PaulB, Sep 30, 2007
  10. Pierre Kacha

    Pierre Kacha Guest

    Not to worry Paul. Thanks for your help.
    I must say that Microsoft Tech Support misled me when they told me that OE
    and Windows Mail were backward compatible... they clearly arent.
    Pierre Kacha, Oct 1, 2007
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