Can you import and use MS Outlook files (pst) with MS Mail of Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Glenn, May 18, 2008.

  1. Glenn

    Glenn Guest

    Can you import pst files from MS Outlook to MS Mail running on Vista? If so
    what has to be done. MS help was no help in answering this question.

    Glenn, May 18, 2008
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  2. Glenn

    Dave Guest

    Windows Mail cannot import a .pst file unless Outlook is installed on the
    Vista computer.

    You can install Outlook, copy the .pst to the Vista computer, open the .pst
    with Outlook, then you can import into Windows Mail.

    If you have Outlook installed on an XP computer, import the .pst data into
    Outlook Express, copy the .dbx files and .wab file to the Vista computer,
    and import into Windows Mail.
    Dave, May 18, 2008
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  3. Glenn

    Guest Guest

    What's MS Mail? If that's your name for Windows Mail, You have two choices
    about how to do it. 1. Install Outlook, preferably version 2003 or later,
    on the
    Vista computer first. Versions 2000 and 2002 also run under Vista, but with
    some problems. Windows Mail needs to use part of it to be able to import
    files. 2. On an older computer with both Outlook and Outlook Express,
    the .pst file into Outlook Express. Then import the messages from Outlook
    Express to Windows Mail.



    After you copy the files to a directory on the hard drive of your Vista
    make sure the copies are read-write instead of readonly before you import
    into Windows Mail. A directory you create under the Documents directory is
    an easy one to find during the import process.

    If you also want your old contacts, copy the .wab file created by Outlook
    the same way. Then start Windows Mail, click Tools, then Windows Contacts,
    then Import, then Windows Address Book File (Outlook Express contacts), then
    Import, then find and click on the .wab file, then click on Close and close
    contacts window.
    Guest, May 18, 2008
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