Importing old email from Outlook Express To Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by TD44, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. TD44

    TD44 Guest

    Windows mail instructions say that it automatically imports old messages from
    Outlook. That is not happening. I have set up windows mail on a laptop and am
    trying to get messgaes from my desktop that has outlook.
    Any thoughts?

    TD44, Mar 1, 2007
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  2. TD44

    DGuess Guest

    The whole message stores have to be on the same computer from which they
    will be imported.
    Create a folder on the laptop and name it C:\Old Mail

    Copy the dbx files (all of them) from the desktop computer to the C:\Old
    Mail folder on the laptop

    File | Import | Messages | Microsoft Outlook Express 6
    Press Next

    Select "Import mail from an OE6 store directory".
    Press OK

    Press the Browse button
    In the left window pane of the open dialog box, navigate to the C:\Old Mail
    Click one time on it. Do not let anything be in the Folder: line.
    Click the Open button.
    The next dialog should read "C:\Old Mail"
    Press Next or OK which ever it is and finish out the import.
    DGuess, Mar 1, 2007
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  3. TD44

    TD44 Guest

    OK, thanks for the info.

    TD44, Mar 1, 2007
  4. You can use Vista's Easy Transfer program for this.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 1, 2007
  5. TD44

    PRGM Guest

    I have done what you explain about saving old mail in folder but it does not
    reconize any DXB file inside the Old Mail folder....please any suggestions

    PRGM, Mar 1, 2007
  6. TD44

    Gordon Guest

    You need to include the folder called Folders.dbx in your saved message
    Gordon, Mar 1, 2007
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    Steve Cochran, Mar 1, 2007
  8. TD44

    Reynolds Guest

    I had all my folders in OE listed under "local folders" instead of under
    "inbox" so they were easier to access when dragging into a
    they will not move to windows mail..........I did the whole Old mail thingy
    on my desktop and put them in they just sit there in the
    folder cause the import does not see them for some reason.........can you
    Reynolds, Mar 5, 2007
  9. You can drag eml files from Windows Explorer and drop them over a WinMail
    folder message list to incorporate them into the folder.

    Steve Cochran, Mar 6, 2007
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