importing mail from OUtlook Express (XP) to Windows Mail (Vista)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Andy, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Hope I'm in the right place to ask this.

    Bought a new PC this morning with Vista Home Premium installed. I've
    installed the old XP hard drive in an external caddy so I can transfer over
    files..etc..

    I've been trying to import my e mail. I know the storage file on the old XP
    folder, and I've copied it across into the documents folder on the vista
    HDD, but when I use the 'import' featue in Windows mail, when I navigate to
    that folder, it just sat the are no files there- yet I can see them! I've
    made sure they aren't 'read only' too.

    Am I missing a trick here or something?? Any help GRATELLY received!!

    Cheers
     
    Andy, Aug 11, 2007
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  2. Andy

    Ron Sommer Guest

    Did you include folders.dbx?
    --
    Ronald Sommer

    : Hope I'm in the right place to ask this.
    :
    : Bought a new PC this morning with Vista Home Premium installed. I've
    : installed the old XP hard drive in an external caddy so I can transfer
    over
    : files..etc..
    :
    : I've been trying to import my e mail. I know the storage file on the old
    XP
    : folder, and I've copied it across into the documents folder on the vista
    : HDD, but when I use the 'import' featue in Windows mail, when I navigate
    to
    : that folder, it just sat the are no files there- yet I can see them! I've
    : made sure they aren't 'read only' too.
    :
    : Am I missing a trick here or something?? Any help GRATELLY received!!
    :
    : Cheers
    :
    :
     
    Ron Sommer, Aug 12, 2007
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  3. Andy

    Dave Guest

    be careful when selecting the folder that the .dbx files are in... the
    import routine puts an extra folder name in the path...
     
    Dave, Aug 12, 2007
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  4. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Thanks Dave, that seems to have solved it.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
    Andy, Aug 12, 2007
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  5. Andy

    RNB Guest

    How do you delete the extra folder name? The path does not seem to be
    editable once selected. Creat the new duplicate sub-directory and then point
    to the one above?
     
    RNB, Aug 12, 2007
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  6. Andy

    Ron Sommer Guest

    From http://www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx
    --
    Ronald Sommer
    (NOTE: Vista can put the wrong path in here sometimes, so instead of
    c:\mypath it puts c:\mypath\mypath, so check the path to verify that it is
    correct, and if it is not correct then fix it by clicking the Browse button
    a second time and then leave the selection blank and clicking Okay.).


    : How do you delete the extra folder name? The path does not seem to be
    : editable once selected. Creat the new duplicate sub-directory and then
    point
    : to the one above?
    :
    : "Dave" wrote:
    :
    : > be careful when selecting the folder that the .dbx files are in... the
    : > import routine puts an extra folder name in the path...
    : >
    : >
    : > : > > Hope I'm in the right place to ask this.
    : > >
    : > > Bought a new PC this morning with Vista Home Premium installed. I've
    : > > installed the old XP hard drive in an external caddy so I can transfer
    : > > over files..etc..
    : > >
    : > > I've been trying to import my e mail. I know the storage file on the
    old
    : > > XP folder, and I've copied it across into the documents folder on the
    : > > vista HDD, but when I use the 'import' featue in Windows mail, when I
    : > > navigate to that folder, it just sat the are no files there- yet I can
    see
    : > > them! I've made sure they aren't 'read only' too.
    : > >
    : > > Am I missing a trick here or something?? Any help GRATELLY received!!
    : > >
    : > > Cheers
    : > >
    : > >
    : >
     
    Ron Sommer, Aug 13, 2007
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