importing emails from Outlook express to windows mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Robby, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Robby

    Robby Guest

    when I click import and choose Microsoft Outlook, i get an error message
    "Messages cannot be imported from MAPI client". Is there a way around this?
    Robby, Apr 29, 2008
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  2. You must have Office Outlook installed and functional on your new Vista
    machine in order to do the transfer; Outlook is the "missing MAPI client"
    from the error message you're getting. Two choices:

    1. Install Outlook on your new Vista PC. With Outlook closed on the old PC,
    make a COPY of your Personal Folders (.PST) file. Take this copy to your
    Vista machine and place it in a folder. DO NOT OVERWRITE the .PST file
    created with the Outlook install. Make sure the copy is NOT set Read Only.
    Open Outlook, go to 'File|Open|Outlook Data File' and navigate to the .PST
    copy. Open the file. You'll now have access to all your old email,
    contacts, calendars, tasks, etc.; you can either continue to use Outlook, or
    import mail and addresses from it with Windows Mail's Import feature.

    2. Export everything in Outlook on your old PC to Outlook Express on your
    old PC. Make copies of all your Outlook Express .DBX files (including
    Folders.dbx) and your .WAB file and place them in a folder on your Vista PC.
    Use these instructions to import your email from OE to WM:

    To import contacts from the .WAB file, double click it and follow the import
    wizard prompts.

    Hal Hostetler, CPBE --
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    Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I], Apr 29, 2008
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  3. Steve Cochran, Apr 30, 2008
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