Importing outlook.pst file into Windows Mail.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Sherwood, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Sherwood

    Sherwood Guest


    I was wondering if it was possible to import my mail messages from my
    outlook.pst file (from Outlook 98) into Windows Mail? So far I have been
    unable to accomplish this.

    Thanks in advance!
    Sherwood, Jun 22, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  2. You cannot import into WinMail from a PST file unless Outlook is installed
    and using that as its default.

    The easiest war is to import into Outlook Express 5 or 6 on the old machine
    and then follow the instructions here:
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jun 22, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  3. Sherwood

    zr2ee Guest

    i am also trying too recover some old emails for my dad, i did a fresh
    install on vista on his same machine that he was running OE 6 on, so i still
    have the windows.old folder with everything in it, i am just not sure how too
    import his old mail, his service provider does not keep any copies of these
    unfortunately. so would i have to find a way too install OE 6 on vista just
    too be able to import these messages?? i tried the message import but i dont
    know where too find the files, it doesnt seem too pull them up under the OE 6
    zr2ee, Jun 22, 2007
  4. Sherwood

    Dave Guest

    Look in windows.old to see if you can find .dbx files (messages) and a .wab
    (address book)
    On my XP computer, they are in
    "C:\Documents and Settings\David\Local Settings\Application
    "C:\Documents and Settings\David\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book"

    If you find them, copy them all to a temporary directory.
    If you can't copy them, you may have a permissions problem.
    If you can copy them, open WM and import them.

    You can't install OE6 on Vista.
    Dave, Jun 22, 2007
  5. Sherwood

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Dave.
    And be sure to include Folders.dbx, which is the key to all the other .dbx

    For more guidance, see Steve Cochran's website:

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail beta in Vista Ultimate x64)
    R. C. White, Jun 22, 2007
  6. Sherwood

    zr2ee Guest

    hey it worked!, thanks i appreciate your help, you guys are awsome. and
    everyone else said it couldnt be done HA!
    zr2ee, Jun 22, 2007
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.