HELP! Transfering old Outlook Express inbox to new Vista Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Desirée, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Desirée

    Desirée Guest

    I'm pulling my hair out! I successfully migrated my "drafts" and "sent" mail
    from my ancient Windows 98/OE 6 computer to my new Vista computer, BUT
    haven't been able to transfer my "inbox". I'm using a Zip drive to do the
    and because I had over 3000 messages in my old inbox, I couldn't do it all
    at once.

    The "draft" and "sent" messages transferred over nicely. They are in a
    "Imported Folder",
    all accounted for.

    Now....when I do the same process for my old "inbox" files I get this:

    "No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running
    that has
    the required files open. Please select another folder or try closing
    applications that
    may have files open".

    What am I doing wrong???
    Will it not let me import them because I now have messages in the current
    Do I have to delete the new?
    Why won't it copy them into the "Imported Folder" like the others?
    Was I supposed to do it all at once before using the mail program.

    Anyone's wisdom would be so appreciated! :)

    Desirée, Nov 24, 2007
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  2. Desirée

    Jdr Guest

    Check this site quoted below. The matter is not as simple as it seems.
    From my experience the OE6 is not very Vista friendly ...

    Migrate from Outlook Express to Windows Mail | Windows Vista for ...Migrate
    from Outlook Express to Windows Mail. Sat, 04/14/2007 - 17:45 - Ciprian. In
    our previous article we presented the new Windows Mail and its features. ... - 28k -

    Check also:

    Jdr, Nov 25, 2007
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