Importing e-mail and contacts from Outlook 2000 into Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Royston H, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Royston H

    Royston H Guest

    I have tried to import my e-mails and contacts from Outlook 2000 into Windows
    mail via a .pst file.

    The error message that I get is

    "Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client

    MAPI is not installed on this computer or an error occurred while
    initializing it"

    The Windows mail is the version supplied with Vista 64 bit edition.

    I have tried installing Outlook 2000 on the Vista machine but this is not
    proving to be productive either.

    Thoughts or suggestions ?

    Royston H, Feb 15, 2008
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  2. Royston H

    Guest Guest

    Windows Mail has problems importing a .pst file unless Outlook is
    installed on the same computer. Windows Mail needs part of it
    to be able to understand .pst files. Version 2003 or later of
    Outlook will run under Vista. Version 2002 runs under Vista,
    but with a few problems. If you can get a free trial version of
    version 2003 or later, it will run more than long enough to do the

    You can also transfer from Outlook to Outlook Express on your
    old computer, then transfer from Outlook Express to Windows



    Bring along the .wab file if you want the contacts. After you copy
    the files to a directory on your Vista computer, but before you
    import them into Windows Mail, make sure the copies are
    read-write instead of readonly.
    Guest, Feb 16, 2008
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  3. Royston H

    amazino Guest

    I managed the same process using XP operating system.

    Export Outlook 2000 e-mail to an Outlook 2000 pst file

    Created new profile in Outlook 2007, so that only one account is
    identified by Windows Live Mail

    Imported Outlook 2000 pst file into new Outlook 2007 profile

    Close Outlook 2007

    Open Windows Live Mail (WLM) and go to file/import/messages/MS Outlook

    WLM will ask to select Outlook profile - select recently created one
    with imported Outlook 2000 file.

    click OK ...

    I had one issue with a folder in the PST file which had over 500
    messages. The solution was to break the folder over three folders in
    outlook which permited to bring in all the messages to WLM
    amazino, Dec 28, 2008
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    DL Guest

    you dont need to do any of that, import/export
    you merely copy the pst file and open it within outlook
    DL, Dec 28, 2008
  5. Royston H

    Molli Frey Guest

    that's all over my head sorry
    Molli Frey, Dec 28, 2008
  6. Royston H

    DL Guest

    perhaps you should actually pose a question then

    DL, Dec 28, 2008
  7. Royston H

    amazino Guest

    Importing _from__outlook _to_ Windows live mail

    I found that WLM could not read a PST file directly and needed t
    access the PST file through Outlook.

    I also found that the WLM import solution does not allow you to chos
    which PST file it imports from a profile in Outlook.

    Since I have several accounts and PST files in Outlook, the solution
    used was to creat a profile per PST file I needed to import. I woul
    guess that an alternative solution is to alter the default PST file.

    amazino, Dec 29, 2008
  8. DL's comment was about the process of moving Outlook 2000 data to Outlook
    2007. There is no need to use Import/Export here and, in fact, doing so
    will cause problems because the .PST export/import features in Outlook are
    broken and have been for some time. You lose data in the process and the
    Outlook profile in use at the time is very often corrupted. Make a copy of
    the Outlook 2000 .PST file, paste it into a folder on the Vista machine
    where it won't overwrite any existing .PST files (another way to corrupt a
    profile), then open it in Outlook 2007 using 'File|Open|Outlook Data File".

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    Hal Hostetler [MVP-P/I], Dec 29, 2008
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