Importing Data from Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Ronster, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Ronster

    Ronster Guest

    It would be nice to be able to Import all my Outlook Expres data, Contacts
    Emails sent received etc In one go.
    Also some was to enlarge the icons on the top Send and receive etc.
    Als some progress indication bar as to the process actually taking place.
    But most import is to be able to have ALL the contacts list bottom left as
    in Outlook Express so you can just double click on a contact to send email
    Instead of the convoluted was you have to do it in the current build.
    Ronster, Jun 26, 2007
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  2. Have you tried importing from file--> import in WLM? You should be able to
    import all of your OE data. Importing contacts can be done through the
    file --> import when you are in the contacts UI.

    And thanks for the feedback on your other recommendations. We will consider
    them for an upcoming release.

    Justin [MSFT]
    Justin [MSFT], Jun 26, 2007
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  3. Ronster

    Ronster Guest

    Hi Justin Thanks for the info.
    Every time i try to export my messages I just get the option to Export to
    Outlook or Exchange Neither of which I use.
    But even so I get a MAPI error message every try I try And outlook express
    is my default email client.
    I really cannot understand why there is no any easy option to save all my
    data in one file in Outlook Express then just Import the same file into
    Windows mail or Windows Live Mail neither of which I will be using anyway
    till I have the option of having my email address in the bottom left corner
    And i can send an email with a double click.
    I will not be moving to Vista till this happens.
    Thanks Ronnie

    Ronster, Jun 26, 2007
  4. Ronster

    Dima [MSFT] Guest

    If you go to File->IMPORT, you should see several sources to import from,
    including Microsoft Outlook Express 6.

    You will need to know the location of your OE6 store. You can find this
    through Tools->Options->Maintenance tab->Store Folder in OE6. You can copy
    this and paste it into the import browse dialog in WLM.

    Did you previously have an earlier build of WLMd installed on this machine?
    Was OE6 running the first time you launched WLM?


    Dima [MSFT], Jun 26, 2007
  5. Ronster

    Ronster Guest

    Hi Dima Yes It was a first install of WLM
    I have lost interest anyway As far as i can see WLM is a step backwards I
    used OE for years Worked fine for me Had a little program called Express
    Assist which backed up restored ALL my data in OE in one operation no problem
    But on course it does not work in Vista like a few of my other programs.Wish
    i could uninstall Windows Mail and install OE again.
    I really mist not having ALL my contacts in the bottom left pane.

    Thanks for the help anyway.

    Ronster, Jun 26, 2007
  6. Ronster

    N. Miller Guest

    Export from MS Outlook Express only ever worked when the destination was MS
    MS Outlook, or MS Exchange. That is a "feature" of MS Outlook Express, and
    it will never be changed.

    Instead of exporting from MS Outlook Express, try importing to Windows Live
    Mail; which means you open Windows Live Mail and use the "Import Messages"
    option in the menus.
    N. Miller, Jun 26, 2007
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