Import Outlook 2000 Mail into Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Rotorhead, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Rotorhead

    Rotorhead Guest

    I have a considerable number of e-mails in Outlook 2000 running under XP.
    Having just upgraded to Vista, is there any way to import them into Windows

    I can still export them from another machine if I need to. When I select
    'Import' in Windows mail, I get "Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI

    Rotorhead, Aug 27, 2007
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  2. Rotorhead

    Rotorhead Guest

    I should have also mentioned that I have the messages in a .pst file... I'd
    rather not install outlook if possible...
    Rotorhead, Aug 27, 2007
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    webpaje Guest

    unfortunatly not a solution - just to say that i have the same
    problem, giving the same messages- look forward to someone coming up
    with the solution
    webpaje, Aug 27, 2007
  4. The only way to accomplish this without installing Outlook is to use
    whatever machine you have that DOES have Outlook installed on it to transfer
    your messages and addresses from Outlook to Outlook Express, take the OE
    ..DBX files the transfer creates to your Vista machine, and import them.
    Outlook MUST be installed and functional on the machine used to do the
    transfer because neither Outlook Express nor Windows Mail have the ability
    to access a .PST file, they use Outlook for this; without Outlook, you get
    the MAPI error. Instructions for importing OE .DBX files into Windows Mail
    are here:
    How do I back up my files and settings?

    Hal Hostetler, CPBE --
    Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-Print/Imaging -- WA7BGX -- "When News breaks, we fix it!"
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    Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I], Aug 28, 2007
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